Thursday, June 22, 2006


I owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Baron for turning me onto the pop underground sometime in the late 90s. Mike is a writer and you can find out all you need to know about him at his website at Recently, Mike has dived into online comics in a big way and as of 1st May 2006 (yes, better late than never I suppose), Mike, together with artist Gabe Eltaeb have been producing the Hook which you can read over at, the hook (sorry!) about the Hook is that it is set sometime in the future where, well, let the hype speak for itself – “In the far future, musicians will flee earthly state authority, and gather on a planet where they hope to build a better world based on their love of music. But as is sometimes said, "Man makes plans, and God laughs."
In The Hook, a new graphic novel written by Mike Baron, this world of musicians is divided into numerous enclaves ruled by violent gangs, and each gang is a band: Metalikkka, Industrial Goth, Fiddler's Green, Hip Hop Nation, New Jack City, Old School, the dwindling and inbred Classicists, and the tiny, struggling Republic of Poptopia.”
A sci-fi tale based on rock genres – how original! Every Monday, you get about four new pages and so far it has been intriguing and a good laugh especially if you’re an avid music fan… it would make a grand musical, I would think…by the way, are you looking for someone to score the sucker?!!!

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