Hell Meets Heavy Metal: Dark Horse Comics Announces ‘The Roadie’
by Brendan M. Allen
Dark Horse Comics has announced a new dark horror action series The Roadie. From creators Tim Seeley and Fran Galan comes this horror saga about nostalgia, heavy metal music, hell, and redemption.
More than thirty-five years after his heyday, a former heavy metal roadie must return to the backroads of America to do a job he thought he’d retired from: exorcist. But this time, he’s not saving groupies and drunk bassists. He’s trying to save his daughter.
“I wanted to tell the story of the ‘unsung hero’ of the 80s Satanic Panic era…,” Tim Seeley says, “the roadies who supported all those metal bands, not only by tuning their guitars, but by casting out the horrific demons they accidentally summoned with backwards lyrics and screaming riffs. Joe D. is the seventh son of a seventh son, and though once he stood next to greatness, he now wallows in obscurity…. until he gets called upon to return to a past he thought he’d left far behind. THE ROADIE is part Hack/Slash, part Revival, and all heart, with Fran Galan doing some absolutely rockin’ art.”
The Roadie #1 will be in comic shops September 28th, 2022 and is currently available for pre-order at your local comic shop.