You may have seen some promotion for Image’s new series, The Weatherman. In a bit of a surprise move, Image has announced an original synthwave soundtrack for the comic, curated by the band Magic Sword.
Official PR follows:
Image Comics is pleased to announce an original soundtrack for THE WEATHERMAN curated by synthwave phenomenon MAGIC SWORD and featuring song contributions from today’s hottest synthwave artists including…This original soundtrack will kick-off THE WEATHERMAN #1 anticipation with Magic Sword’s song “Colossus”. Experience it now at https://soundcloud.com/
About THE WEATHERMAN:
Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the #1 weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth—Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive, and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?
Confused, terrified, and ill prepared for life as the galaxy’s most wanted, Nathan’s fate lies in the hands of Amanda Cross, the disavowed government agent assigned to his case. Together the unlikely duo will have to rely on each other as they battle their way through the solar system in search of the truth buried in Nathan’s lost memory…and the key to stopping the real enemy from carrying out a second extinction-level attack.
A full-throttle, wide-screen, science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed…fans won’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN.
Fans can first listen to MAGIC SWORD’s track “COLOSSUS” and pre-order THE WEATHERMAN #1 at their local comic book store. The next song on THE WEATHERMAN soundtrack will release on the same day as issue #1—Wednesday, June 13th. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, May 21st.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.