The Gillettes’ Webcomic Available Now; Full Comic Book To Follow
Just in time for Halloween, Lita gets covered in blood, fights zombies, and escapes evil… bunny rabbits?
Yes, those are the scenes going on in the Queen of Metal’s first foray into the world of comics.
First up is Lita and her family – husband Jim and sons Rocco and James Gillette – in a four-panel, full color adventure webcomic where 8-year-old Rocco is dreaming about evil bunnies coming to get him, only to wake up to find that a fiercer danger actually lies ahead for this rock and roll family.
The webcomic, available now at www.myspace.com/whambangcomics, is just a tease to where the real action goes down in The Gillettes: Family Business comic book, which is out just after Halloween via JLRG Entertainment and Wham Bang Comics. The 24-page, full color comic book has Lita and her brood fighting their way to a concert by battling zombies, which were created through an ancient curse by a supernatural mastermind. The dead, soulless and impenetrable-to-pain zombies can only be taken down by extreme force or decapitation and that’s just what Lita, Jim, Rocco and James set out to do.
“Halloween’s always been one of my favorite holidays,” says Lita, whose first new album in 14 years, Wicked Wonderland, is out now, “and what better way to spend it than on the pages of a comic book covered in blood and fighting off zombies with my family?”
The creative team behind the comic book — fourteen-year-old comic scribe Jake Tinsley and veteran Manga artist Jason Dube — love to tell these kinds of horror stories. “Zombies are icky, they’re gross, and they’re dead,” Jake Tinsley said. “They’re really kind of spectacular.”
JLRG and Wham Bang Comics have released some finished artwork to give readers a taste of what the final version will be like. This art sample includes some color pages, some black and white pages, and a four-panel of The Gillettes webcomic — published primarily on the Internet for promotional purposes — which teases readers with a short hint of the zombie story. This will mark young Jake Tinsley’s 21st published webcomic. The Gillettes: Family Business will be Jake’s seventh published comic book. He was 12 when his first comic was published.
Fans can also get a glimpse of the promo The Gillettes: Family Business, which Lita also plans to sell on tour starting in November, on the back page of Jake’s Amber Hagerman Deserves Justice: A Night Owl Story, which is in stores on October 28.
Meanwhile, the new cd Wicked Wonderland has been heating up metal and hard rock radio with such scorching rockers as, “Crave” a duet with husband Jim, and “Piece (Hell Yeah)” a strip club anthem which is sure to excite the senses.