Joan Jett And The Runaways Get Comic Book Treatment For ‘Rock ‘N Roll Comics’

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are getting primed for their big-screen debut as “The Runaways” rockers Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, but comic shops will receive their own dose of ’70s rock-and-roll later this month with “Rock ’N’ Roll Comics: Joan Jett and the Runaways.”

Bluewater Productions’ “Rock ’N’ Roll Comics” series features republished material from the original magazine that launched in 1989. The comics offered unauthorized comics-style biographies of their subjects, which included Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan and various other musicians and their bands.

With “Twilight” star Stewart portraying Jett in “The Runaways” movie, the upcoming comic promises to offer yet another take on the popular singer’s life and career.

“Rock ’N’ Roll Comics: Joan Jett and the Runaways” will hit shelves in June 2010 and is written by Spike Steffenhagen and Jay Allen Sanford, with interior art by Joe Paradise and Larry Nadolsky, and a cover by Michal Szyksznian that you can get your first look at here.

Official synopsis:

Rock ’N’ Roll Comics: Joan Jett and the Runaways
32 pages $3.99
Writer: Spike Steffenhagen, Jay Allen Sanford
Pencils: Joe Paradise, Larry Nadolsky
Cover Artist(s): Michal Szyksznian

“Rock ’N’ Roll Comics, Joan Jett” She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover “I Love Rock N’ Roll”. This one shot tells about her life from when she was in the “Runaways” to when she broke off to her iconic solo career.