Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dead Kennedys: The Comic (1993)



Back in the nineties, I remember seeing this comic on the Dead Kennedys from the "Hard Rock" series put out by a company called Revolutionary Comics and being kinda disdainful. Not only did the series have a real Classic Rock bias (Kiss, Metallica, Van Halen) but the artwork smacked of melodrama and the dialog of massive info dumps.




Looking at it now, it seems like a crude-but-charming rock n' roll version of those For Beginners series, complete with the little narrator on the panel edges. The men (writer Deena Dasein and artist Joe Paradise) did their research pretty well and certainly informed me of a few things I didn't know.




Revolutionary Comics has done high-quality scans of some of their best work and you can find out about it HERE!

Whaddya think of this comic book history of the DK's? Let us know in the COMMENTS section.

23 comments:

  1. Whaddya think of this comic book history of the DK's? Let us know RIGHT HERE!
    https://rapidshare.com/files/3743941702/DK_Cmc.rar

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  2. Well, that was quick....it's gone. Looks really cool.

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    1. It's still there, I just checked.

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  3. Pretty cool, Have you read the one that came with the Ramones box set Tales of the Ramones? I have it somewhere on my comp. also the box set but its still sealed. Kind of weird I was just downloading some comics when I checked todays post here and ! A DK comic book... Ill let ya know after I read it.

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    1. if you find the scans of that one - let me know I'd like to read it!

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  4. Definitely better art than the Sex Pistols one, but I don't remember anyone in D.O.A. having hair that long at that time, and certainly not Joe.

    Anyone got a scan of f-stop fitzgerald's DK book to prove me right or wrong?

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    1. That long-haired Joe picture was the biggest flub in here.

      I'd still love to see the Pistols one and the Ramones one...

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  5. Yeah it is there...last night I tried too DL it and got a message that it had been removed....most likely something wrong on this end, or maybe just subconsciously "hoping" for the irony of Mr Freedom of Speech Jello Biafra raised hell about it....imagine if that happened, it would be as though a band called themselves "Corrosion of Conformity" and then insisted on conformity themselves. Sorry, glad it is still available

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  6. Brilliant stuff! Never heard of this, cheers.

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    1. Always glad to bring people something they've never heard of before!

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  7. I have the Pistols one for sure and maybe the Ramones one, if someone else doesn't get them to you before then I'll get them to you this weekend (the Pistols one at least, not sure aabout the Ramones one)

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    1. You're the first volunteer - I would be MOST appreciative to get a scan of one or both of those comics(for which I'll make sure to offer credit back to you!)
      Thanks!

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  8. Just checked-I not only have the Pistols but the Ramones as well, not only that but maybe the whole series, all kinds of shit like Guns n Roses and Van Halen and etc.....don't know where I got em all from doubt I've ever even looked at em....anyway my son has a baseball tournament T-F-S so I'll be a little tie up the next couple of days (baseball=life) but hopefully by sunday if noone else has offered them to ya I'll wrap em up with MEDIAFIRE (quite easy to get a second account, just put in my son's name/email, actually surprisingly easy) and send em to ya.....I'll just send all of em to ya actually maybe there is something else of interest in there look for em sunday or monday at the latest

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  9. OK....the stuff is all uploaded, just gotta get it all linked and the link sent to ya....bunch of em, maybe 20-25 differeent comix.....(kate bush?)....anyways enjoy them, 86 the ones you don't want (Poison, geez)....as for owing me "credit", not in this lifetime my brother.....this is how I want this thing to work....I have it, you want it, I sahre it with you......much better than I have it, I give it to you with conditions, now you owe me......I know, I'm kiddding myself, but let me dream the world were REALLY like my vision for a minute at least....I will TRY to send the links 2 ya tonight via your regualar email, if not I'll get em tomorrow AM

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    1. WOW
      That's amazing!
      I deleted the massive comment just so I can post the links on the main page (where they'll be spread out a bit).

      As for the credit I just wanna write 'scans by BigScott1962'. I mean I won't if you object but I love doing that because it shows how much sharing goes on in this little tiny corner of the internet.

      Seriously this is one of the most amazing things ever donated to this blog (and we have had some doozies! so THANK YOU!)

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  10. It's how I roll, really, I have so much shit, you wouldn't even dream....not just music. Books, Comics, TV shows, Movies, SPorting Events.....Interenet has been very good to me. All I wish to di is share my findings with otehres. I received your email by the way, seems to be working fine

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    1. Well I'm glad to a beneficiary of some of that 'shit'.
      I'm still digesting all that you uploaded. I'll be posting some of it soon!
      Glad you got the DK's!

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  11. Essential & cool stuff.
    Thanks for this!!!!

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  12. Thanks for putting this up...and looking forward to maybe seeing some of the BigScott62 scans?

    Keep up the good work

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  13. Jay Allen Sanford from Rock 'N' Roll Comics here - glad you're digging our stuff! You can get high quality scans of several of our graphic novel compilations on iTunes, Amazon, for Kindle Fire, etc. scanned from our original artwork instead of from printed comics. Available so far is Beatles Experience (8 issues), Pink Floyd (5 issues), Led Zep (5 issues), Elvis (7 issues), and Hard Rock Heroes, with 250 pages of our comics on Guns 'N Roses, Metallica, Ozzy/Sabbath, etc -

    Yeah, a lot of our comics were pretty crappy, but we got better artists as things grew, including a lot of guys whose first pro work was for us before they went on to become pretty big in the comics biz. That DK ish was written by a woman who at the time was a sociology professor at DePaul University, where she used our comics in her courses! She also wrote the Motorhead comic - she has a copy of her script personally annotated and corrected by Lemmy himself --

    Anyway, feel free to share those scans from your contributor - much of that stuff will never be reprinted (we're trying to mine just the best stuff for the authorized reprints and downloads) --

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    1. Jay.
      First of all, thanks for reading and commenting.
      Second of all thanks for the cool background info on this issue, I shall work it into the re-post.
      Third of all congrats on keeping the series alive by digitizing it in high quality - I shall add a link!

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