Waiting on Wednesday: Sex Pistols: The Graphic Novel by Jim McCarthy

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Thanks to Steve Parkhouse's wonderfully vivid illustrations and Jim McCarthy's clever distillation of the script that rewrote rock 'n roll and much else besides, the Pistols' story returns to the rough and tumble of the comic strip from which it derived to much of its initial inspiration.

England's original punks explode from the pages with the same disrespect for authority that had the British establishment up in arms during the Queen's 25th anniversary jubilee.

And no one would have enjoyed this take on the Pistols more than the tale's real casualty, Sid Vicious, who devoured comics almost as much as he did the destructive stuff.

About the Author

Jim McCarthy is a widely published illustrator and comic strip artist.  He has created for 2000AD and has worked on Bad Company, Bix Barton, The Grudgefather and Kid Cyborg.  He is also the author of Voices of Latin Rock: Music from the Streets.

Steve Parkhouse has had a long career as an illustrator and writer.  He has worked with a variety of luminaries including Terry Gilliam, Alan Moore, Stan Lee and Lenny Henry.


  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780381786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780381787
 Oh, like they weren't cartoon enough -- It does look like fun though!


  1. Now that is a unique pick, but one I think I may just have to check out for myself. :)

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  2. This could be either the same sort of train wreck that the Pistols were, or it could be brilliant. Can't wait to get my rockin' hands on it.

  3. This sounds like a fun read! Never heard of it before.

    Xpresso Reads
    Btw- I'm giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven't entered yet. ;)


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