If you’re still looking for a holiday gift for that hard-to-buy friend or family member, I’ve got a great idea for you—Henry and Glenn forever, the original. I recently saw it in a local bookstore and read it again, and I’m here to tell you that the heartwarming fictional love story between Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins is still funny and charming after all these years. Buy a copy from the publisher and support an indie company while you’re at it!
From the publisher, Microcosm Publishing:
Starring super infamous muscle punk/metal dudes Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins (with a little help from super infamous soft rock dudes Hall and Oates), Henry & Glenn Forever is a love story to end all love stories! The premise of this comic is explained at the beginning: “Henry and Glenn are very good ‘friends’. They are also ‘roommates’. Daryl and John live next door. They are Satanists.” What follows is ultra-metal violence and weeping diary entries, cringing self-doubt and mega-hilarious emo meltdowns. Who knew Danzig was such a vulnerable, self-conscious sweetheart? Who knew Rollins was such a caring husband? Who knew Hall and Oates could be so were hellishly evil, yet so thoughtful? Well then, illustration/writing team Igloo Tornado (featuring super-awesome comix dude Tom Neely) did it and they kicked it out at 66 fully illustrated pages. Brilliant on all fronts. Terrifyingly cute. -life Rollins says, quoted on the back cover, “Did Glenn see this? Trust me, he wouldn’t be impressed.”