Identity theft, holographic clothes and criminals hiding in the bodies of dead teenagers – American Reaper can be pretty outrageous and dark … which should suit its first guest stars fine!
Chart-topping British rock band, The Darkness, are to star in the creator-owned series in the Judge Dredd Megazine, penned by comics legend Pat Mills with art Clint Langley.
Images of Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham and Frankie Poullain performing at one of their gigs have been incorporated into the mind-blowing artwork of Langley, whose work on Sláine and ABC Warriors has already won his accolades and many fans.
The band will make their appearance in Judge Dredd Megazine issue 319, which goes on sale on January 4th 2012.
Already optioned for a movie, American Reaper is set in a dystopian New York in the year 2062 where the wealthy kidnap teenagers in order to erase their minds and take over their bodies, thereby giving them a new lease of life. They are hunted down and killed by Reapers, who use scanners to detect whether a body has been occupied by one of these aging criminals.
The Darkness came to prominence with their debut album, Permission to Land, in 2003, which included singles such as “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Growing on Me”, “Get Your Hands Off My Woman”, and “Love is Only a Feeling”, which sold more than 1.2 million copies.