Metroland #1 by Ricky Miller & Jules Scheele
Issue 1 of 4
No one seems to notice that things aren’t quite how they should be. What was lost has now been found, those dead before their time are alive and events from history that we know took a wrong turn have somehow been set right. It should be a golden age, but if everything is so great, why is there a growing theory that something cataclysmic is coming?
Meanwhile, on London’s outskirts, in a small castle in Greenwich, lives the indie band Electric Dreams. In the midst of their triumphs, failures, loves and losses, founder members Ricky Stardust and the mysterious Jessica Hill are constantly going AWOL. Are they slacking off on drink and drugs induced lost weekends? Or is there a clue to their disappearances in Stardust’s recurring dream of a magical place outside of time and space called Metroland?
When Jessica Hill goes missing for good, a chain of events is unleashed that tears the band and its members apart…and just might bring about the end of the world.
Miller & Scheele’s soap opera of music and time-travel launches with Electric Dreams Part One, in which we’re introduced to Ricky Stardust as he recovers from what appears to be another epic drunken incident.
In Sunday we travel back in time to the very first meeting between Ricky Stardust and Jessica Hill on a beach in Worthing, beautifully drawn by renowned illustrator, Rebecca Strickson, in her first ever comic strip.
Finally we travel far into the future to listen in on an old man in a nursing home telling stories about music in the old days to a young girl. Memories is drawn by Jazz Greenhill, writer/artist of the acclaimed The Festival, also available from Avery Hill Publishing.
36 beautifully printed colour pages, perfect bound in 168x239mm format.