Most every one is familiar with history and the direction the world has gone in. In 1964, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, just as Elvis Presley had a few years before, and the rest is history. The group became a phenomenon in America, moreso that they had in their native England. A so-called "British Invasion" had started, led by The Beatles, that included bands like The Rolling Stones and The Who. A Calfornia surf sound had developed around the same time with The Beach Boys. Rock 'n' Roll developed as a force to be reckoned with, uniting the world's youth; yet dividing them from the generation before them. The Beatles were a phenomen in the United States for only a short time; from roughly 1964 to 1969, even though they had worked very hard to acheive their success since the late 1950's.The wave that they rode, which included self-parody of the genre in The Monkees, imploded at the end of the decade,
But, what if the big bang theory had gone in a different direction?
What if, science had become the the new Rock 'n' Roll?
Imagine, instead of John, Paul, George and Ringo - The Beatles leading a British music invasion that started a pop-culture revolution that included The Rolling Stones and The Who - it was someone like Sheldon from the CBS series The Big Bang Theory instead. Names like Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange and Thomas Walker are defined as the "Fab Four".
Nowhere Men, featuring ths new "Fab Four", makes its debut November 21, It is an all-new full-color ongoing series by Eric Stephenson (Long Hot Summer) and Nate Bellgarde (Brit, Invincible Presents: Atome Eve & Rex Splode), with colors by Jordie Bellaire (The Manhattan Projects) and design by Fonografiks (Saga, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode).
Nowhere Men is Image Comics Publisher eric Stephenson's opportunity to write a story he's wanted to tell for some time.
"For years, I've been fascinated by the notion of a world where science shaped our culture in a similar way to popular music back in the 1960's" Stephenson confessed in announcing the new ongoing series release in November. "We've seen hints of that world in film and television, but I've always wondered what burden being at the forefront of that kind of cultural revolution would carry. The Beatles fell apart at the end of the '60's - if science did actually supplant rock 'n' roll, how would the trailblazers of that movement fare? And if an individual like Steve Jobs could have such a profound impact on society, what would happen if a group of equally brilliant minds joined together with a common cause?"
Nowhere Men are brought to life by Nate Bellegarde, who worked with The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman on Brit as well as Invincible Presents: Atom Eve & Rex Splode.
"Nowhere Men gives me a chance to illustrate the kind of gleaming, unfulfilled promise of 'yesterday's tomorrow, today,'" Bellegarde said. "I get to bring life to intricate characters and really sink my teeth into the sci-fi genre, taking the best influences from classic sci-fi films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien and groundbreaking comics visions like Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy, Geof Darrow's work on Hard Boiled and Frank Quietly's run on All-Star Superman to create a vivid, idyllic new world that is as much of a thrill to draw as it is to dream about."
Nowhere Men will debut on November 21 with a cover price of $2.99. Each issue of the ongoing series will be 32 pages and 100% advertisement-free. If you want a preview, check out the three-page teaser in the back of The Walking Dead #102.