Continuing our Birthday Week announcements (have we mentioned it was our 1st Birthday yesterday? And we’re having a 20% Off Sale on everything in our Store?) we are delighted to reveal another superb independent comic is coming to Great Beast. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage Hitsville UK by John Riordan and Dan Cox!
Hitsville UK is a pop art, surreal, musical soap opera following the weirdos and wannabes of an indy record company. Issue 1 introduces has-been, record label boss Gerry Corden and drug addled, maniac producer Greg Studio as they audition new acts for their new label. Cue an angel voiced grotesque, a mystery solving teen gang, a schoolboy DJ with a robot fascination, Nazi punk zombies and the rest.
Hitsville UK hits the ground running with barely a 1… 2… 1-2-3-4 to prepare you. Hurtling along like the Clash song it’s named after, each page is a rush of playful artwork shifting styles fast and loose to match each genre of music and the jokes come as quick and sharp as shurikens.
“A bloody great accumulation of inspired madness, musical insanity and general chaos… a pure, unadulterated hit of a comic” – Rich Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
“A perfect three minute chemical-infused rush of a comic” – Comic Heroes magazine
“Hitsville is a hoot!” – David Hine
Hitsville UK #1 is 35 pages of fun and mayhem and will be re-released through Great Beast in July with #2 following in November.