Staff Picks (October): Jazz Legend

Meet Martin Comity, the womanizing star trumpet player at The War Room who lives for two things, playing jazz and hard living. Motocity’s top jazz talent is continually being pursued by reclusive writer Benjamin Way who cryptically warns Martin of a darkness that surrounds him. Unable to shake the feeling the Benjamin might be right, and that there is an ominous darkness that surrounds him, Martin picks up a peculiar new blue drug to try. This drug sends Martin into an immersive psychedelic dreamscape with visions of animalistic abominations and god-like humanoids. Was it all a bad trip, or did Martin’s visions simply show him his other life?

JC Lacek’s writing style seamlessly ties neo noir with cosmic fantasy. Inspired by the lives and works of jazz great Miles Davis, and the father of beat literature, Mr. William S Burroughs. The story is fast-paced and sucks the reader in. The reader wants to understand what is happening between Martin and Benjamin and why is it happening as much as they want to as well. Durate and Dubourg’s art takes Lacek’s script to another level. They have given distinct personalities to the seedy dark side of Motocity and the trippy dreamscape in Martin’s mind. This book is full of surprises for the reader both with the writing and the art.

Jazz Legend is a psychedelic ride you’ll want to get on.

Megan Cosman

Publisher: Scout Comics
Item Code: OCT181883
Release Date: 12/19/18
SRP: $19.99

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