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After receiving exponential success with last year’s music series 27, creator/writer Charles Soule is stepped up promotion for the sequel 27: Second Set with a unique way of getting people’s attention: recording music. Although using music to promote comics isn’t new (see editor Nick Lowe’s song promoting Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.), Soule is taking the idea of the second series — one-hit wonders — and recording covers of several famous done-in-one pop singles. His first one, a cover of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” (Itself inspired by comics) is here:
Soule is good at both vocals and guitar, so the recordings (nine so far) are worth a listen. Check his blog for more.
And oh yeah, 27: Second Set #1 came out this past Wednesday.