Marilyn Manor: A Time Twisting, Eighties-Inspired Series From Visaggio & Zarcone

by Oliver MacNamee

Writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Marley Zarcone are bringing out a new creator owned mature readers’ 4 issue mini-series from IDW called Marilyn Manor and it’s set in one of the most famous addresses in the world: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

When the White House goes dark for 17 days in August 1981, the president’s spoiled daughter and her best friend Abe – who claims to be possessed by the spirit of Abe Lincoln – throw the party of the decade, unearthing dead historical figures and government secrets that are better off buried. Sex, drugs, séances, and secret passageways lead to time-bending mystical romps where past and present collide.

An Eighties soaked series, writer Visaggio had this to say about the vibe:

We’ve been trying to capture the feel, the excitement, the energy of the rise of the New Romantics, of the decade that embraced excess and excitement in hugely over-the-top ways, and filled it with chaos and insanity. This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever written in the best way possible, like an apocalypse directed by John Hughes.

Well, judging by the cover reveal and the odd bit of art, I think they’ve certainly done this artistically. It’s a series that promises to “explores identity, classism, appropriation, and friendship, set just in time for the greatest pop cultural marriage to date: the debut of MTV,” all in just four issues!

Marilyn Manor #1 is out this June from IDW. Check out our coverage of the announce at Emerald City Comic Con right here.

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