Me and the Devil Blues (GN 1)
Title: Me and the Devil Blues
Volume: GN 1
Distributor: Del Rey
Release date: 2008-07-29
Suggested retail price: $19.95
Age rating: 16+
Legend has it that if you take your guitar and stand at a crossroads at the witching hour, the devil will appear. He'll grab your instrument, play a song, and hand it back to you. You'll walk away an expert bluesman, but you'll have to pay the price: your immortal soul.
The year is 1929. Deep in the Mississippi Delta, a young man named R J dreams of becoming a bluesman. R J is a simple farmer who can barely play guitar, but when he takes a midnight stroll, his life is forever changed.
A phantasmagoric reimagining of the life of legendary blues great Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues follows the journey of a man who really did sell his soul to the devil. Why not come along for the ride?
Story and art by Akira Hiramoto.
(added on 2008-01-10, modified on 2008-01-10)
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