Writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Marley Zarcone invite you to the ultimate rager at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marilyn Manor, a four-issue creator-owned miniseries from IDW Publishing, intended for mature readers!
When the White House goes dark for 17 days in August 1981, the presidentâ€™s spoiled daughter and her best friend Abe â€“ who claims to be possessed by the spirit of Abe Lincoln â€“ throw the party of the decade, unearthing dead historical figures and government secrets that are better off buried. Sex, drugs, sÃ©ances, and secret passageways lead to time-bending mystical romps where past and present collide.
â€œWeâ€™ve been trying to capture the feel, the excitement, the energy of the rise of the New Romantics, of the decade that embraced excess and excitement in hugely over-the-top ways, and filled it with chaos and insanity. This is the weirdest thing Iâ€™ve ever written in the best way possible, like an apocalypse directed by John Hughes,â€ says co-creator/writer Magdalene Visaggio.
Uniting the red-hot Eisner-nominated talents of Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl) for the first time, Marilyn Manor explores identity, classism, appropriation, and friendship, set just in time for the greatest pop cultural marriage to date: the debut of MTV.
â€œThere isnâ€™t an artist alive who could perfectly capture the style and verve of the early â€™80s like Marley Zarcone,â€ says editor Shelly Bond. â€œCoupled with Irma Kniivilaâ€™s vibrant palette, Marilyn Manoris for readers who like a bit of pop art and revisionist history with their coming-of-age satire.â€
For information on how to secure copies of Marilyn Manor beginning with its launch issue in June, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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