The Story Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics

NYC DVD Release Party, Theatrical Screening, and more

April 23 – Release Party / Signing – Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway) – 6 to 8pm

April 23 – Screening Party – Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) – 9pm

April 28 & 29 – Rock N Roll Comics Brunch – Nitehawk Cinema – 12pm

MVD Entertainment GroupThe Story Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics is coming to NYC for a multi-event celebration of the DVD release on April 24…On April 23, Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway) will host a release party / artists signing from 6 to 8pm. Original Rock nRoll Comics artists will be in attendance signing old issues ofRnR Comics, trade paperbacks, DVDs, etc. Original copiesof the actual comics will be randomly given away to attendees. Artists confirmed include Jay Allen Sanford, Spike Steffenhagen, and Robert V. Conte. Also in attendance will be director Ilko Davidov, doing Q&A and signing DVDs.

Following the release party, Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) will host a screening of the film at 9pm. It will be followed by a Q&A with the director and artists. Free copies ofthe DVD will be given away to random attendees at thetheater.

Then on April 28 and 29, Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue – Brooklyn, NY 11249) will host a “Rock N RollComics” brunch at 12pm. The brunch includes food, drinks and a screening of the film, followed by a special Q&A with cast and crew.

The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics charts the short and controversial life of publisher Todd Loren, whose scandalous series of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars enraged and sometimes charmed his subjects, provoked numerous lawsuit threats from the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Skid Row, and eventually led to a landmark First Amendment case, all before he was savagely murdered in 1992.

This documentary mixes animation and eerie home video of Todd Loren along with interviews and commentary that reflect the range of opinions regarding his cultural legacy – Including first hand accounts from many of the artists and writers who were inspired and exploited by Loren, all peppered with insights from both the Rock & Roll and comic book communities from such luminaries as Alice Cooper, Gary Groth, Ian Shirley, Mojo Nixon and more.

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* S.R.P.: $19.99
* Running Time: 80 minutes
* Features: Over two hours of bonus features, extended interviews, TV news clips, commercials, trailers and a Revolution Comics/ Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics cover art gallery. Liner notes from Rock ‘N’Roll Comics co-creator Jay Allen Sanford, as well as from rock critic Rob O’Connor.
* Released: April 24, 2012
* U.P.C. 760137534891
* Catalog Number: MVD5348D