Synopses & Reviews
The greatest love story every told has finally been released in graphic novel form. This epic tome features twenty short stories about the domestic life of "Henry" and "Glenn" and sometimes their neighbors "Daryl" and "John." Glenn deals with issues with his mother while Henry, "a loud guy with a good work ethic," shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands. These are two men who truly suffer best alone together.
Among other hijinks, Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love for each other, all while dealing with jealousy and other normal relationship problems and trying to figure out if their soft-rocking neighbors are actually Dungeons and Dragons playing Satanists. The saga of The saga of Henry and Glenn is a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time.
The book collects four serialized comics, adds 100 never-before published pages, including new stories, pin up art, and full color covers from the original series.
"Over the past three years, some of indie comics' biggest names have built a strange and wonderful mythology around real-life punk singers/muscle heads Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig (Rollins was the front man of Black Flag and Danzig was the front man of the Misfits; both were seminal hardcore bands of the late '70s and early '80s). The series of minicomics is the brainchild of editor and primary contributor Neely (The Blot, The Wolf), who uses an arsenal of classically inspired cartooning styles to paint a world in which the pair live together as lovers and confidants. In this anthology, Rollins and Danzig's suburban home shares a fence with Satan-worshipping duo Hall and Oates. The conflicts alternate between domestic and more epic ax-wielding, demon-battling fare. Not every piece is a hit single, but there is plenty of hilarious and often profane entertainment here for anyone interested in punk or metal and a forward penned by Judas Priest front man Halford (who is openly gay) provides even more devil-horned street cred. Neely's contributions are far and away the strongest of the book, though Johnny Ryan and Noah Van Sciver illustrate notable tales. There's also plenty of eye candy throughout, in the form of dozens of pages of pinups drawn in the style of comics icons such as Jack Kirby and Bill Watterson. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"This may be my favorite series in all of comics right now" —Rob Clough, highlowcomics.blogspot.com
“The bigger the fan of each of these guys you are, the bigger the laugh.” —Maximum Rocknroll
“File under ‘ludicrously awesome.” —Just Out
“Goes beyond the tired and obvious bromance genre.” —Carrie Brownstein, NPR
"The tender care Neely and a rotating cast of guest authors bring to the stories makes Forever and Ever so much more than a one-note gag — Glenn's tantrums are risible; Henry's patience is divine — and there are inside jokes galore for fans of heavy music." —Chris Martins, Spin
"Whether you love, hate, or have never even heard of Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig you need to pick this up." —Armando Olivas, newnoisemagazine.com
Starring notorious muscle-bound punk/metal dudes Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig (with a little help from soft rockers Hall and Oates), Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever is a love story to end all love stories. And here for the first time is the complete compiled collection of the graphic novel that details the fictitious romance of these real-life music icons. Henry and Glenn are very good “friends”; they are also roommates. Daryl and John live next door; they are Satanists. The 20 short stories about their domestic life that follow offer a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time. Follow along as Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love between dealing with repeated jealousy and normal relationship problems. This tongue-in-cheek graphic novel satire is filled with adventure, subtle references, and humor, and the book also features dozens of pinup art and full-color covers from the original series.
About the Author
Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist best known for the cult-hit indie comic book Henry & Glenn Forever, which he created with his artist collective the Igloo Tornado. His art has been featured in galleries in California and New York, in dozens of magazines and literary journals, and on album covers. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award and made it onto several of the industrys “Best of 2007” lists as well as the Comics Journals “Best Graphic Novels of the Decade 2000-2010.” He authored the Melvins comic book, Your Disease Spread Quick, a collection of comic strip poems called Brilliantly Ham-fisted, and the painted novel, The Wolf. He lives in Los Angeles. Rob Halford is the openly gay singer of Judas Priest.