NBM’s Graphic Biographies presents the latest in its sub-series ‘In Comics!’ on rock & roll bands and stars featuring the legendary band Queen and its iconoclastic and very charismatic leader Freddie Mercury.
Transcending styles of music and showing incredible durability in its popularity, Queen had many mega hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions," and "Don't Stop Me Now."
Combining comics chapters and well-illustrated articles, this presents a pretty complete picture of the history of the band and Mercury and how he struggled privately with his homosexuality. Mercury died tragically of AIDS and was among the first to openly admit to having the disease.
The legacy lives on in movies and many tributes, the band’s appeal seemingly eternal.
You can find more information and see sample pages here.
Next in biographies, all in the music world: Mingus, the great jazz bassist’s dramatic story in August and Prince in Comics, another evergreen pop star, in September.
7 ½ x 10, 160pp., full color HC, $27.99, ISBN 9781681123110 e-book: $16.99 ISBN 9781681123127
Publication: March (Diamond/Comics Stores), May 2023 (General Trade)