While investigating a robbery, private detective Steve Datsun stumbles upon an unusual spate of crimes. Confounding heists, locked door mysteries and mass hypnosis are only a flavour of what’s to come. Surely, there are rational explanations, but is it just a coincidence that so many strange crimes are being committed? Are they connected, or are the links all in Datsun’s mind?
“And who are those girls…with those HEADS!”
In the latest installment of the Heads! mystery, private detective Steve Datsun and his partner Blake Higgins track down ‘Vortex Face’, a doom metal band whose performances end in death and destruction. They’ve kidnapped a young musician and their sinister underground tour appears to be linked to the ‘Heads!’ gang – a group of girls wearing oversized animal heads pulling off heists across London.
As the investigation begins to uncover experimental audio technology which causes mass hypnosis, Datsun’s old police contact DCI Burton joins the search. Clues emerge which link a locked door murder mystery and the theft of a tribal statue to the ‘Heads!’ gang and ‘Vortex Face’, while hinting at the possibility of a bigger threat pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Are all these crimes connected or is Datsun making too many leaps in a desperate attempt to close in on the elusive ‘Heads!’ gang? In order to find out, Datsun and Higgins go undercover at a ‘Vortex Face’ gig, running the risk of falling under their deadly influence. Will they find their missing man, stop ‘Vortex Face’ in their tracks and discover the true identities of the ‘Heads!’ gang?
Rik Jackson, creator of Heads!, Rock in Purgatory and Brutal Bombshells has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Heads! Stone Deaf Forever! The latest comic is 36 pages of black and white crime noir in the American standard format at a low price. Every reward tier gets a digital copy of the full comic, and the print version comes with all physical tiers.
For the uninitiated, you can also get your hands on the first issue of Heads!, and its sequel, Heads! Into the Vortex. Each issue of Heads! is readable in isolation, but let’s face it, everyone wants to know the full story. The campaign has been successful thus far – it is 100% fully funded – meaning that whatever reward tier you select is guaranteed! Rik also has a few extra rewards if his sketch goals are reached, including a Heads! x KISS A4 print in tribute of the 1976 album Destroyer, and professional lettering courtesy of Ken Reynolds! So, just who are those girls…with those heads? Support Rik Jackson’s black and white crime noir, Heads! Stone Deaf Forever!, on Kickstarter to find out!