Sunday, May 08, 2005

"The King" of Comic Books

That fascination comes to comics this July in the 208-page original graphic novel "The King" by Rich Koslowski from Top Shelf Productions.

"'[The King's] the story of an enigmatic Elvis 'impersonator' who wears a shiny gold helmut, that's taking the Vegas strip-- and the world-- by storm," Koslowski told CBR News. "There are claims that he is, in fact, the God of Song, that he was once Elvis Presley, but transcended the mortal plane and, well, I don't want to give away too much. Anyways, there's this old, kind of washed-up reporter who used to do a lot of 'Elvis Sighting' type stories back in the eighties--he worked for the Enquirer and got a lot of mileage out of the whole Elvis phenomenon--now he's been assigned to find out who this King character really is and what he's all about. He goes in with a kind of crummy attitude and discovers quite a bit more than he bargained for.

It's an offbeat story with some mystery, some religious debate, some drama, and, I hope, a little bit of humor."

from Jonah Weiland for Comic Book Resources

Top Shelf Productions


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