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Jim Lives: New graphic novel wonders if Morrison is alive

Jim Morrison gets a comics from the Paul is Dead crew

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Paul is Dead, but Jim Lives, at least as far as Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti are concerned.

The team behind last year’s original graphic novel Paul Is Dead are looking into the mystery of Jim Morrison’s death in Jim Lives: the Mystery of the Lead Singer of The Doors and the 27 Club—an all-new original graphic novel that explores a long-running theory that states that Jim Morrison never died.

Morrison, the lead singer of the Doors, died in Paris in 1971 at the age of 27. The cause of death was listed as heart failure, but many believe he died of a heroin overdose. Although he’s buried in a Paris cemetery, over the years some constructed an elaborate conspiracy theory stating that he faked his own death.

The book by Baron and Carbonetti is the second GN in a trilogy — can we guess who will be the third musician to be spotlighted?

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Perfect for fans of conspiracy theory and speculative thrillers, Jim Lives follows the story of a man searching for his son—a correspondent for a popular american newspaper—who vanished into thin air after sending one last, enigmatic message: jim morrison isn’t dead, he’s hiding out here in italy, i saw him with my own eyes. 

I wrote Jim Lives by continuously listening to The Doors vinyl records while I was in the small village where I set the story,” said Baron. “At one point I really saw him. I mean Jim.”

Join the creators of Paul Is Dead as they reveal the second chapter in their “conspiracy trilogy”: a new, fascinating vision of the most mysterious legend in the history of rock that envisions what happened “When the Music’s Over.”

Carbonetti added: “I love to draw the small towns of the Italian province made of stone walls and roads that line the sea. While I was working on Jim Lives I felt there.”

Jim Lives (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1963-9) goes on sale on Wednesday, June 16 and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 22. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Bookshop, IndieBound, and Indigo. Paul is Dead is available through the same sources.

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