Saturday, May 05, 2012

May 05 - Can Graphic Elvis Get Into Comics Heaven For Free?

Elvis Presley tries somewhat humorously to get past heaven’s pearly gates in the new teaser video for Stan Lee’s original short story, “Elvis.” The afterlife fantasy by comics legend Lee was originally created as part of Liquid Comics’ $195 hardcover anthology Graphic Elvis, which is limited to 2,500 copies. Now the story is a cool component of the Graphic Elvis preview that will hit comics stores this Sunday as part of Free Comic Book Day.

Why an Elvis tribute illustrated by some of comics top creators? Presley was a confessed comics geek who, before and since his death 35 years ago, has appeared everywhere from Captain America to the The Sandman.

Plus, the King knew how to make a superheroic entrance. “I remember the time I first saw him on TV, when he burst upon the music scene like a blazing comet,” Lee said in a statement from Liquid Comics. “I remember the indescribably powerful impact he had on the youth of the nation — and the world.”
Lee’s patently enthusiastic story joins further Graphic Elvis explorations from comics talents like Paul Pope, Tony Millionaire and Gilbert Hernandez. Shy about shelling out $195 for the hardcover homage? Check out the Graphic Elvis: The Interactive Experience Android app for $10, which features content from the book as well as bonus videos, animation and features.

(Source: Wired)