The Roadie #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Fran Galan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

From Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival) and Fran Galán (Lucky Devil) comes this horror saga about nostalgia, heavy metal music, hell, and redemption.

More than thirty-five years after his heyday, a former heavy metal roadie must return to the backroads of America to do a job he thought he'd retired from: exorcist. But this time, he's not saving groupies and drunk bassists. He's trying to save his daughter.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 31, 2022

    A must-read for fans of horror and supernatural detectives. The Roadie rocks! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2022

    Galan delivers some beautifully detailed and rousing art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun, sexy and as visually engaging as the story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Sep 26, 2022

    Josef Deseptum makes it clear that the only music for him is Rock. But while Joe D. loves the music, the story shows that these band's songs are more than words. The Satan was okay with letting them be used to rock, but now words are causing a rot. It's up to The Roadie to keep the rock of ages rolling down the highway to hell. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Oct 3, 2022

    This is an excellent introduction to what feels like a well-balanced story of good vs. evil mixed with some demonic rock and roll. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 4, 2022

    It is interesting enough and I would like to follow more of this story to see how it turns out and you cant hope for more than that in new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Sep 6, 2022

    A great premise and a nostalgic look at the 1980s rock scene aren't enough to save this premiere issue from being overloaded with too much exposition and not enough action on the page. We hear about the heroics of demon-fighting roadie Joe D. but we are deprived of seeing the man in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capes & Tights - Jared Thomas May 10, 2023

    What sets this story apart from other horror stories is the unique angle of the protagonist. Rather than being a musician in the band, he is the overlooked roadie. It reminds us that every member of a band has an integral role, but not all get the same recognition. It's relatable as it touches on the concept of identity and the notion of being defined by our role or career. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Oct 30, 2022

    Maybe The Roadie #1 is self-selecting? If you like demons, magic, and metal, you'll like The Roadie #1. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Logan Moore Sep 28, 2022

    The Roadie is a comic that I should like on paper, but barring any notable changes in the future, I see myself bouncing off of this one quickly. Read Full Review

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