THE ROADIE is the complete volume of Tim Seeley’s heavy metal horror comic series.
The press release follows:
Media Release — From the rocking creative team of writer Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), artist Fran Galán (Lucky Devil), and letterer El Torres (Lucky Devil), Dark Horse Books to presents the first volume of The Roadie. The book collects issues #1-#4 of the horror-humor-rock and roll comic miniseries.
The Roadie is a horror saga about nostalgia, heavy metal music, hell, and redemption.
More than thirty 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: demon fighter. 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,” Seeley said. “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 Galán doing some absolutely rockin’ art.”
The Roadie trade paperback will arrive in comic shops May 17, 2023 and in bookstores May 30, 2023. The 104-page volume is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore, and will retail for $19.99.
Praise for The Roadie:
“A must-read for fans of horror and supernatural detectives. The Roadie rocks!”—Kabooooom
“Galán delivers some beautifully detailed and rousing art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun, sexy and as visually engaging as the story.”—The Super Powered Fancast
“This is an excellent introduction to what feels like a well-balanced story of good vs. evil mixed with some demonic rock and roll.”—Multiversity Comics