Take a Trip with DRUMHELLAR
Posted on May 1, 2014 by Jennifer de Guzman
First volume of the psychedelic new series lands this summer
Drum Hellar. There’s no mystic experience he won’t have. No drug he won’t take. No bog man he won’t dig up and revivify in an attempt to unravel the mystery of the significant look that a peacock gave him; a journey that will ultimately lead him, his invisible ghost friend Harold, and his werewolf ex-girlfriend to a dead cow in a field, which will lead them to… Well, “The mystery is the mystery of the mystery,” as the old farmer says.
You’re just going to have to read DRUMHELLAR VOLUME ONE: BADLANDS AND BAD TRIPS by Riley Rossmo and Alex Link (the creative team behind REBEL BLOOD) to find out just what the mystery of the mystery is. This summer, the cult hit from the Image Comics’ imprint Shadowline will take you on the trip of your life, with ghost triceratops, floating babies, and prison riots.
Link’s dialogue crackles and Rossmo’s riotous art merges reality with hallucination in a tale of exploration and discovery that Multiversity Comics called “Damn near perfect.” DRUMHELLAR VOLUME ONE will be in comic book stores on May 28 and in bookstores on June 10.
DRUMHELLAR VOLUME ONE by Riley Rossmo and Alex Link
- ISBN 978-1-60706-954-6
- 136 pages, full color, paperback
- In comic book stores May 28, in bookstores June 10
- Collects issues #1-5 of DRUMHELLAR
Praise for DRUMHELLAR:
“Drumhellar impressed us right out of the gate with its cheerful mix of humour, psychedelics and the paranormal.”
- Michelle White, Multiversity Comics
“Rossmo and Link are perfectly comfortable selling their world as is, and frankly the book is infinitely better for it. Maybe the answers are just lying around the corner, maybe they are far off, and maybe they don’t even exist. Whatever the context, Drumhellar concludes its first arc in a courageous and thought-provoking manner that is sure to leave you salivating for the second chapter.”
- Zac Thompson, Bloody Disgusting
“Link’s knack for realistic, humorous dialogue and Rossmo’s truly unique artistic style marry up perfectly here, creating a book that is truly like nothing else on the shelves.”
- Craig Neilson, Big Comic Page
More of Drumhellar
October 22, 2014
Drum strikes a deal that might keep him alive, but at what cost? The consequences ripple across time and space to affect the living, the dead, and the unborn alike, and Drum learns he might be a pawn in a game of cosmic proportions. Well, at least it's barbecue season...
September 24, 2014
No way to fight! Nowhere to hide! Nothing to smoke! This time the horror is all too real as Drum finds himself running for his life. The supernatural killers hunting him in the dark want to know just one thing: how badly does he want to stay alive?
August 27, 2014
Harold's strange accident is finally revealed! Red teases Drum with clues to his past, and it leaves Drum with uneasy questions. Just what does Red know? Will Drum ever find the killers leaving a trail of orphans across the state? And most disturbingly: does he even want to?
July 30, 2014
Drum learns it’s hard to lay low when you’re a magnet for paranormal phenomena. A trio of strange killers stalks the Whitlock woods nearby, and when Harold discovers them, the results are shocking!
June 18, 2014
- Story By: Riley Rossmo
- Story By: Alex Link
- Art By: Riley Rossmo
- Cover By: Riley Rossmo
- Variant Cover By: Ben Templesmith
Tantric werewolf wisdom shows Drum Hellar a way out of his romantic and legal complications: run! And Harold? Let’s just say that when you’re a ghostly pink cat creature, love has its challenges. A simpler life waits for them out west: forests, mountains...and murder!
December 11, 2013
Psychedelic detective Drum Hellar searches for a wayward bog-man, but finds mutilated livestock instead. Meanwhile, someone has a gruesome job in mind for Drum's elusive, soggy bog-buddy, and a new mystery for him to investigate...himself!
November 6, 2013
When shock-induced visions drive a detective specializing in the paranormal to a small town in South Dakota, he finds himself up against a flesh-hungry bog-man, their mutual ex-girlfriend (did we mention she’s a werewolf?), and a demon that’s stolen his arsenal of psychedelics. Then things start to get weird. We live in strange times. They call for strange ways!
NEW SERIES FROM BEDLAM'S RILEY ROSSMO!
ALTERNATE COVER BY RAT QUEENS’ ROC UPCHURCH!