This Fall, global publisher Titan Comics is thrilled to be publishing Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze, an original graphic novel from critically acclaimed author Mellow Brown (American Gods, Blade Runner: Origins) with DJ Benhameen, illustrated by award-winning artist Tom Mandrake (Captain Kronos, The Spectre), and in collaboration with Jimi’s sister, Janie Hendrix.
This epic adventure sees the iconic Jimi Hendrix as you’ve never seen him before! The story sees Hendrix embark on a perilous quest to the very center of the universe in search of a magical talisman powerful enough to unlock the incredible latent power of his trademark sound, so that he can free a diverse population starved of rock ‘n’ roll by a tyrannical intergalactic force hellbent on silencing music and enslaving all life.
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze blends classic sci-fi pulp, and Afro-futurism to craft a psychedelic space odyssey that captures the magic, hope and rebellion that Jimi’s legendary music is known for.
Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an influential guitarist, singer and songwriter. Although his career spanned only three studio albums – Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold as Love (1967), & Electric Ladyland (1968) – he is widely recognized as one of the most creative guitarists in the history of music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
“Jimi transcended time and space with his music, leaping generations into the future,“ said Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and head of the family company, Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. “There was an otherworldliness about him that was a true fascination for many. It’s thrilling to have a Sci-Fi story told introducing Jimi as a time traveller, freedom fighter, and magical musician. This graphic novel is an amazing depiction of what Jimi’s music, his songs, his art conveyed with futuristic imagination! Fans of Jimi, illustrated storytelling, and science fiction will be enthralled!”
“Jimi Hendrix is an icon like no other,” said Titan Comics Publishers Vivian Cheung-Landau, and Nick Landau. “We are so thrilled to be working with Janie and the Hendrix estate, alongside our creative team of Mellow Brown, DJ Benhameen, and Tom Mandrake to bring Jimi’s legend to life in a brand-new, exciting graphic novel for both long-time fans, and new, to experience.”
Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze (128pp, hardcover, $29.99, 9781787731899) is set for release in comic shops, bookstores and on digital devices in November 2023. Pre-order now at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Forbidden Planet for UK & Europe.
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