HIP HOP PIONEER AND ICON DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS TO START HIS OWN COMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
DMC #1 will be available early at New York Comic Con
“Gorgeous. Frenetic. Forward thinking. Beautifully illustrated. Fresh. Modern and full of edge. They definitely know how to channel a much needed vibe into the medium in a fresh way.” – Phil Jimenez, writer/artist at Marvel, DC (Infinite Crisis, the Invisibles`Wonder Woman, New X-Men)
“Irreverent. Madcap and fun as hell.” – Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
HOLLIS QUEENS, N.Y. – Hip hop pioneer and icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels announced today that he is bringing his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics. Working alongside his partner and collaborator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, DMC #1, the first full length graphic novel is completed, and is slated for release on October 29th, but visitors to New York Comic Con can get their hands on this highly anticipated comic, weeks early!
“When Run came to me the first time and said ‘Yo, we’re putting you in the group,’ I was a nervous little nerdy kid,” DMC said. “I didn’t want to get up in front of y’all and rhyme but then what gave me confidence, out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.”
DMC grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. In his first graphic novel, it’s 1985 in New York City and graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets. The city’s brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to “clean up” the City for the benefit of a select few. The rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike.
The story was created by DMC and Damion Scott (Batman, Robin, Solo) with Ron Wimberly (Vertigo/DC, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Prince of Cats) serving as creative consultant to develop the script. Each chapter is visualized by different teams of artists, including Chase Conley (Black Dynamite), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons), Felipe Smith (Peepo Cho), The Madtwiinz (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks), Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor), and colorist Chris Sotomayor, not to mention cover art from industry legends Sal Buscema and Bob Wick and graffiti pioneer MARE 139 (Style Wars).
About Darryl Makes Comics
Darryl Makes Comics is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, collaborator and Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, and music executive Riggs Morales. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. “Hip hop was always based on creativity,” DMC says, “So what we’re trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that’s new; we’re just going to show the world what’s already there… the beauty and the creativity of it.” For additional information, please visit: www.dmc-comics.com.
For a glimpse of what’s to come then check out the review for DMC #0 here!