Dave Grohl’s Life and Career Turned Into a Comic Book

Dave Grohl has entered the world of comic books.

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TidalWave Comics has turned the Foo Fighters frontman into the lead character of the latest installment in its “Orbit” series, which centers around impactful figures. Across 22 pages, Orbit: Dave Grohl spotlights some of his greatest live moments in print, including the time he performed with Iggy Pop at his album release party in Canada, the many times he’s appeared on Saturday Night Live and the humorous moment when he had a drum battle against Animal from The Muppets Movie in 2011. The comic book also chronicles his journey with the Foo Fighters and as a drummer for Nirvana.

“Diving into the genius of David Grohl can only be described with one word: awe,” author Adam Rose wrote. “His life and body of work are an incredible story to explore!”

The book also takes readers inside Grohl’s childhood growing up in Virginia. One series details how playing drums was a form of healing in the wake of his parents’ divorce, along with the early days of his first band, punk rockers Scream. There’s also a page devoted to Kurt Cobain, frontman of Nirvana, who died in 1994.

“Kurt’s death messed with me,” Rose writes in Grohl’s voice. “Had me asking: who am I, where am I, what am I doing? He wasn’t with us anymore and that I had another day. I had to start from scratch with everything.”

Added TidalWave Publisher Darren G. Davis: “I always believed comics could both entertain and teach. I have always found Grohl an amazing performer and an icon.  The comic books people a new demographic to learn about their favorite musicians.”

Orbit: Dave Grohl is available now both digitally and in print. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Cobain, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, George Harrison and Alice Cooper are among the other rock stars who have gotten the comic book treatment.

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