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Icons of Rock #4 Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Bono. Geniuses all, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse exemplify the epitome of talents taken from us too soon, while Bono's generation-spanning gift offers stability and relative newcomer Adele proffers hope. Icons of Rock #4 presents the life stories of musicians with talents that will be long-remembered.
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Orville and Wilbur Wright were just two seemingly average brothers from the American city of Dayton, Ohio, without even a high school diploma. Both were content living as local businessmen, printing newspapers and building bicycles. Like so many others, the two creative and inventive brothers harboured a secret fantasy since childhood, a dream to be able to fly. In the late 1800's, the world's leading scientists were trying to construct a machine that could soar above the Earth. One by the one these brilliant scientists failed, some even falling to their deaths, victims of their own winged contraptions. So, how could Orville and Wilbur even think succeeding when no one else could? But succeed they did. This is the story of their life, the risks they tool, despite the multiple failures, and their unwillingness to accept defeat. This is the story of how the Wright Brothers find a way to change the world for the better.
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In the 1960s, millions of young men and women were searching for a way to express their deepest desires and fears. And they found that in rock and roll as a host of musicians armed with nothing more than poetic lyrics and electric guitar riffs became the voice of a generation.
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Fortune favours the bold... They were an unstoppable force hired to take the crown from the King of Persia. They were a fearless army of Greek soldiers, and one hundred thousand men fighting as one. They were led by the finest and most courageous generals in all of Greece. They were being led to unimaginable wealth, but that was days ago. Now their leaders are dead and their army has scattered. Now their numbers have fallen to ten thousand men and nothing remains but fear. Now they are men praying not for victory, but for the slim chance of living one more day. Cut off by impassible terrain and pursued by an army of one million enemy soldiers; they must stand together to survive. To find their way home, one of their own must lead them. And to live one more day... they must fight.
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Rock music has taken over the airwaves for decades. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Jimi Hendix, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison are just some of the iconic figures that have formed the rock music genre. This jam session of biographies showcases these trailblazers in this unique illustrated graphic novel.
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