Scout Comics Fights Fascism With Rock & Roll In ‘Volume’
by James Ferguson
Music can be pretty powerful and that’s definitely true in Volume, an upcoming series from Scout Comics. Set in the near future where a populist dictatorship called The Regime has made music illegal, a teenager named Essa wages war with one killer rock song. Volume is created by Christof Bogacs, Skylar Patridge, and Nadia Shammas.
Writer / co-creator Christof Bogacs says:
Volume has been rattling around in my head for a while now. This is me venting all my pent-up teenage rage in an immature display of punching, explosions and song lyrics. The best part is I get to pull Skye and Nadia into the fray with me …and now Scout as well! As a fan of books like Long Lost and Heavenly Blues, I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scout to bring this punk-drenched power-fantasy to life.
We only have one preview page so far, but I love the look of Volume. It’s got a great vibe to it.
Artist / co-creator Skylar Partridge adds:
Volume is a really special story, not only in its message but also in its execution. We wanted to create a world devoid of color, stifled by the confines of conformity — then smash it with color and punk music. It’s a story of youth, identity and reluctant rebellion in the face of authoritarianism.
Editor / co-creator Nadia Shammas says:
Volume is a story that encapsulates the way teen girls are silenced and undervalued, and the way their voices are louder than ever.
No specific date for Volume’s release has been set, but it will be scheduled for later in 2019.