Ever heard of a comic that uses real-life celebrities as the inspiration for its characters? That’s exactly what you’ll find in Alan Robert’s Killogy, an off-the-wall, genre-busting mash-up of crime, dark comedy, and horror that throws three murderers into one prison cell together.
Written and illustrated by Robert (an accomplished horror comic creator, writer, illustrator, and musician), this original, four-issue mini-series kicks off in October 2012 from award-winning comics publisher IDW Publishing. Robert, creator of the hit series Crawl to Me and bassist for Life of Agony, based his characters on the likenesses of celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Raging Bull, “The Sopranos”), Marky Ramone (formerly of The Ramones), and Brea Grant (“Heroes”, “Dexter”). He explains, “I had specific ideas on what these characters should look like, and I’d constantly find myself comparing them to the stars we ended up approaching. I thought it would be a complete long shot to get them involved, but to my surprise they were all very receptive to the idea. When I was growing up, I must’ve seen Goodfellas and Raging Bull about forty times each, easy. I mean, I can still recite entire scenes by heart. The same goes for my old Ramones records. They are total classics to me. So now, to be working with some of my childhood heroes, along with Brea, on something so cool and different like this, what can I say… it’s a great honor, and at the same time it’s a bit surreal.”
Three strangers, all accused of murder, sit impatiently inside a dingy police holding cell waiting to be arraigned. One by one, the characters recount the events which led to their unforeseen arrests, and to their surprise, their stories are mysteriously intertwined. Each of the self-contained issues are told in stand-alone format, easy for new readers to jump in. The ironic twist endings will feel reminiscent of those found in “The Twilight Zone”.
Check out a teaser video and the series’ promo art below, and then hit up the MTV Geek link below for a look at the three Issue #1 covers. For more info visit the Killogy website, and follow Alan Robert on Twitter.
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