Keith Richards, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne Immortalized in Comic Books




Keith Richards Comic

By DONNA BALANCIA

Keith Richards as a comic book hero?

Richards, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and many other rockers will have their own real-life adventures in a new line of comic books by TidalWave Comics.

Keith Richards comes back to life as a comic book character - Courtesy of TidalWave
Keith Richards comes back to life as a comic book character – Courtesy of TidalWave

Companies Teaming on Series

TidalWave Comics of Portland has teamed with Ingram Content Group of La Vergne, Tenn., to produce the rocker books with vibrant colors and cardstock covers printed on demand. Others getting the comic book treatment include Freddie Mercury, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

The Beatles comic books
The Beatles comic book by TidalWave

TidalWave is Known for More than Rockers

TidalWave is known for its stories about the lives of politicians, actors, and celebrities. For the musician series, TidalWave writer Michael Frizell has researched the lives of the musicians for the publisher.

“I like writing for TidalWave because they allow me wide latitude with artistic expression,” Frizell said. “At their core, the comic books tell true stories. True stories are always more interesting than fiction.”

The biography comic enables TidalWave’s writers to cover the history of those in the news and also explore the moments that helped make them who they became.

Alice Cooper Comic Book
Alice Cooper by TidalWave Productions

Kurt Cobain, Prince and David Bowie Comics

Other musicians also getting immortalized in comic form are Metallica, Kurt Cobain, Prince, David Bowie, Jerry Garcia, Bon Jovi and more.

Frizell said the success of Hollywood action pictures that feature superheros has helped the comic book industry come back to life. And women have a share as well. In 2008, TidalWave wrote about Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, getting into the sequential art and storytelling market.

Freddie Mercury comic book - Courtesy TidalWave
Freddie Mercury comic book – Courtesy TidalWave

Educational Element to the Comic Book

There is an educational element to the product as well, helping to make learning more colorful and fun.

“As a reluctant reader, I found the comic book form easy to access, so I always believed comics could both entertain and teach,” publisher Darren Davis said.

The books are available in print on Amazon and are available on the e-readers from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, Overdrive, IVerse, Biblioboard, Madefire, Axis360, Blio, Entitle, EPIC!, Trajectory, SpinWhiz, Smash Words, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.

Comic book and book stores can order these titles in print at INGRAM.

To check out the comic books go to Comixology.