Dazzler.  The Fiddler  Night Cat.  Even KISS themselves have been comic book superheroes a time or two in the last few decades, making the connection between music and comics a very common theme.  The problem for me comes in how difficult it is to successfully convey musical rhythms in the strange visual language of comic book panels and gutters, and it seldom if ever works, leading to today’s mellifluous query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) isn’t sure who would be the best, but I’m pretty sure that I know the worst, and soon, so will fans of ‘Why Do You Hate Me’ at our patreon page, asking: Has there EVER been a comic book that successfully merged music and comics for you?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Yes. There was an issue of Dave McKean’s “Cages” that had a musician discussing the chromatic scale that I recall did a nice job of conveying musical tonality and mood through the art.

  2. Steve Cramer on

    Aztec Ace did a good job with this. (Anyone remember that one?) Long before the 12th Doctor picked up his guitar!

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