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Alice Cooper #1

70
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 2 critic ratings.

Legendary rock acts are finding themselves attacked by demonic forces. The police investigate, but there’s little to nothing they can do to stop the problem.

At the same time, Alice Cooper has a new album out and is in the midst of a promotional tour. It’s great to see all his fans again, but there’s a disturbing trend happening in every city — more and more of his audience appear to be undead! Complicating matters, when he goes to bed at night he ventures into the Nightmare Place. When he awakens, he’s in another city standing before a throng of fans, where he meets the Archangel Gabriel.

Gabriel tells him there’s a great music club called Burning Meat where the souls of legendary musicians hang out, watching the headliner — Lucifer — play his own personal style of rock music to the raucous applause of the demons in attendance. Now, Lucifer wants to take the show to Earth and the only thing stopping him is… Alice freakin’ Cooper!

Composed and arranged by writer RODNEY BARNES and artist EDU MENNA, this power anthem of an issue has its amps turned up to 11 with a trio of amazing covers from JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER (Rodney Barnes’s collaborator on Killadelphia), the incredible STUART SAYGER, and master of horror ANDREW MANGUM — all capped off with a classic photo cover of the man himself: Alice Cooper!

Publication Date
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CBD31Q91

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2 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 85

    Comical Opinions

    ALICE COOPER (VOL. 2) #1 is quick, engaging, and amusing. Rodney Barnes sets up the perfect scenario for Alice Cooper to do battle with the Devil, and Menna’s art does more than its fair share of telling the jokes.

  • 80

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Writer Rodney Barnes’s line about Alice Cooper’s albums not selling like they used to is a great way to look at this comic. I was there when Marvel gave Cooper a one shot issue in the 50th issue of Marvel Premier. And I’ve tuned into the various versions from different publishers over the years. I like his music and thought some of his theatrics back in the day were pretty cool. But I honestly would not be pounding on the doors of Dynamite yelling for more Alice Cooper comics. But that’s a mistake because the story here is a simple tale wonderfully illustrated by Edu Menna is definitely worth the price of admission as the Devil decides the world of man needs to love his music. Unholy Crossroads, Batman!

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