Rock Stars and Comic Books: Alice Cooper
Aaaaaand ALICE COOPER! TEAMS UP WITH NEIL GAIMAN! AND SOME ARTIST NAMED MICHEAL ZULLI (About 3 pages, dial-upper)
I've had this in hardcover for years, but was missing the third issue. The curse of collecting, is holes in the most interesting series. :( Fortunately, it was reissued as a B&W trade. I can't remember if it was in color in the originals.
It is, Mr. Gaiman says, not a story he would have done alone. It's a bit simplistic for him. But it was a collaboration.
He reports in the introduction:
"Alice Cooper in person is tall, shaggy, suntanned. His eyes are sharp and good humoured and alive. He knows more about bad Italian horror movies than anyone who doesn't write books about them for a living. We ate sandwiches then went up to my hotel room to talk. On the way out of the restaurant a couple ran over to Alice and threw themselves onto their knees. "We're not worthy," they wailed. He took it pleasantly enough. When I asked him about it, he explained that this was but a small token of the respect he was shown in Phoenix......... Every time I've seen Alice in public since then, someone has come over to him, bowed low, said, "We're not worthy." Every time he has treated them with good humour, nodded, smiled, and bowed back."
Backstory: Alice is a showman for something call the Theatre of the Real, a theatre that has never been there before. He invites a single boy named Steven to watch a series of strange, macabre plays.