Image Comics has announced that the creators of Paul Is Dead, which featured the Beatles, will turn their attention to another 1960s icon for their next graphic novel — Jim Lives: the Mystery of the Lead Singer of The Doors and the 27 Club.
Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti will reunite for the graphic novel, which is about a father looking for his son — a correspondent for a popular American newspaper — who vanished after sending one last message: “jim morrison isn’t dead, he’s hiding out here in italy, i saw him with my own eyes.”
“I wrote Jim Lives by continuously listening to The Doors vinyl records while I was in the small village where I set the story,” said Baron. “At one point I really saw him. I mean Jim.”
Paul Is Dead was released last year by Image Comics, and tackled the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney died in the 1960s and was replaced with a lookalike. Our own Shane Bailey said it was “a beautiful little package, full of emotion, loss, anger and weirdness.” According to the press release, a third graphic novel is expected from this team as well, where they will explore another music-related conspiracy theory.
The graphic novel arrives in June.