Posted in: Comics | Tagged: ,

A Tale Of Two Kurt Cobains…

Godspeed was a graphic novel by Barnaby Legg, Jim McCarthy and Steve Beaumont published in 2003, translated into six languages and republished again in a digest format in 2011 by Omnibus Press.


Who Killed Kurt Cobain is a graphic novel by Nicolas Otéro and Vérane Otéro, published this month by IDW.


It has been pointed out that there are some… similarities. The silhouette images and the house splash page and inset look like they may be the most telling. Beaumont's work is in colour, the Oteros in black and white.


Of course, the book was originally published in France by Glenat in 2015, and licensed to IDW in English. But only on its US publication did the creators of Godspeed notice…

I understand that IDW has been having meetings on this issue today. Comparisons to

And yes, comparisons to Nick Simmons have been plentiful.


Enjoyed this? Please share on social media!

Stay up-to-date and support the site by following Bleeding Cool on Google News today!

Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
Comments will load 20 seconds after page. Click here to load them now.