BLACK TAPE tells the fictional story of a miscreant and rock idol named Jack King, whose untimely and unexpected death raises questions about who had the most to gain by making sure the iconic rocker never performed again. From series creator and writer, Dan Panosian and international artist, Dalibor Talajić, BLACK TAPE highlights the best of horror, heavy metal, and 1960s Los Angeles while proving that rock’n’roll can never die, but it often kills a few folks along the way.
Mick Jagger claimed the swagger, Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote the best tunes, and Robert Plant wailed like no other — but all those singers served as frontmen in a rock ensemble act. Only Jack King put it all together with his own name as the brand that would carry him to stardom. So when Jack dies suddenly at the height of his musical reign and his cause of death comes with neither rhyme nor reason, subsequent events paint a picture of a singing superstar caught in a web of lies, addiction, and even the unholy powers of the occult. What really happened to Jack King and the legendary, never-released final album called “Black Tape” that King produced shortly before his death? Will his widow Cindy be able to protect his legacy as she mourns her loss? With the intersection of music, Hollywood, the 60s, counterculture, Satanic Panic, detective stories, and the supernatural, BLACK TAPE unravels the mystery behind the lost album, Jack King’s death, and who had the most to gain by making sure the iconic rocker never performed again.
BLACK TAPE is written by Dan Panosian, illustrated by Dalibor Talajić, colored by Ive Svorcina, and lettered by Steve Wands. Issue #1 is available now, both digitally and in stores wherever comic books are sold, with the following issues available on a monthly basis.