Just finished the second issue of Murder Falcon, from Image. It's about a down on his luck guitarist who's given a new purpose in life when a being from another dimension tracks him down and drafts him into using his music to battle monsters that are infesting the world. This creature is named Murder Falcon - he's a big guy with a cybernetic arm and the head of a falcon. Imagine Riot's mascot except a bird instead of a seal:
The way it works is that Murder Falcon draws strength from heavy metal music, so he needs our hero to shred every time he goes into battle. Basically, it's a lot of excuses to do cool metal references and have monsters beat each other up. It's silly but somehow works, especially if you're a metalhead.
My only misgiving about it is that such a musical concept really cries out for a good movie adaptation so that the full impact of seeing Murder Falcon ride a mastodon into battle while Painkiller is screaming in the background can be felt.
Just finished the second issue of Murder Falcon, from Image.
Ha, to follow-up on this belatedly, I think Murder Falcon kind of floundered toward the end. It's a sincere but very mopey sort of comic - metal is not mopey and sad, dude - and then it expands on its premise with an "all music is magic!!!" twist, which is supposed to be uplifting but just comes across as really twee. And it would still work better as a movie
I read some of the Queen Sonja comics. Readable, but the art by Mel Rubi is truly amazing. I have no idea how he is ably to make Red look so dangerous, regal and sultry at the same time, definitely appreciated.