Trying to work a realistic rock ‘n roll band into a comic book has always been a dodgy enterprise — invariably you end up with some kind of parody of a rock band that really looks much more like the punk Village People than anything else. But a new comic by writer Paul Cornell, with art by Tony Parker and colors by Lovern Kindzierski, has a shot at doing it right. It has to do with the pitch — This Damned Band is described as “Spinal Tap Meets Ghostbusters.” Not Gimme Shelter or Some Kind of Monster. This is a book that’s not taking itself too seriously. The premise too, is intriguing — Motherfather, like so many hard rock bands of the period (it’s set in 1974), pay lip service to Satanism. Yet it turns out that the lip service wasn’t as harmless as they thought.
Here are the cover and first six pages, via Comic Book Resources.