I love a good hard-boiled crime story and from the looks of it, Killer Groove scratches that itch. Coming in May from AfterShock Comics, the series is set in Los Angeles during the 1970s. It follows Johnny, one of the thousands of musicians trying to make it big while tending bar. He’s got a buddy in a private investigator named Jackie, but the two mainly just get drunk together. Jonny gets tangled up with a local mob hitman and may have just found his way out of this crummy job and maybe the inspiration for his music.
Killer Groove is written by Ollie Masters, illustrated by Eoin Marron, colored by Jordie Bellaire, and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
I used to play the drums and know what it’s like to be out there playing gigs, although I never starting killing people so I guess that’s where the comparison stops. But like most people, I’ve got a love of those 60s/70s bands. I’m not an expert in that area but it’s my parents’ generation’s music, it was like a background soundtrack to my early life. So it’s weird, it’s like nostalgia for a time I never actually experienced.
Killer Groove #1 will feature a main cover by Marron and a 1:10 incentive cover by Cliff Richards with Irma Kniivila. It’s set for release on May 29th, 2019.