It can be easy to think of our favorite musicians rocking it out on stage, but what if we told you there are some rock stars you had no idea wrote comics? That’s right; it seems as though there is no limit to these musicians’ creative talents after all.
Rage Against the Machine is a band that has seen many of us rock out over the years, but it seems as though the band’s guitarist, Tom Morello, has even more talents hidden up his sleeve. The musician released Orchid in 2011. The comic book follows the life of a teenager working as a lady of the night when she finds herself caught up in a city filled with elites all living above swampland thanks to the rising sea levels.
Courtney Love has used her real life as the inspiration for her 2004 comic book, Princess Ai. The comics tell the story of a young alien who suddenly finds herself in Tokyo, Japan. It’s here that she meets and falls for Kent, but there is plenty standing in their way. A combination of demons alongside many other manga classic characters means their love is not as easy as it once seemed. Amazingly, Princess Ai soon shot to the top of the sales charts following its release.
It was way back in 1979 that Alice Cooper got to put his pen to paper as he worked to create a copy of Marvel Premiere. The Cooper in the story has become institutionalized and is looking for a way to break free from the strange people all around him. While it might not be the typical horror we are used to from Alice Cooper, the tale helps to show off his goofier side in print.
Before staring as the lead singer of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was working as a comic book artist. However, Gerard still made plenty of time to pursue his passion as a musician released The Umbrella Academy in 2007. Nearly a decade later, the story was snapped up by the streaming service Netflix and has grown to become one of the most talked about shows of 2019 so far.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman, Corey Taylor, wanted to find a way to bring the latter’s album House of Gold and Bones to life in a whole new way. It wasn’t long before he put his talents and ideas to good use as he helped to create a comic book that tied in with the story of the songs. The anonymous main character is trapped in a horror land as he battles to make it to Crimson City, but will he ever find his destination?
It seems as though these rock stars have many more talents than meet the eye. While their stage shows often give them a chance to unleash their musical creativity, putting pen to paper and creating comic books is a whole new level for these creative geniuses to express themselves.