Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever

by Rob Halford and Tom Neely

The collected graphic novel of the greatest love story ever told features twenty short stories about the domestic life of "Henry" and "Glenn" as well as their neighbors "Daryl" and "John." Digging beneath Glenn's bricks in the front yard, Henry uncovers Glenn's mother, freshly unearthed, moves in with him and Henry. Without giving too much away, [spoiler alert: Glenn has mommy issues] Glenn's mommy issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, "a loud guy with a good work ethic," shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands; two men who suffer best alone together. Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love between dealing with repeated jealousy and normal relationship problems while trying to figure out if their soft-rocking neighbors are actually Dungeons and Dragons playing Satanists. It’s a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time. The book also features dozens of pin up art and full color covers from the original serialized series.

 
 

Comments

Mass Movement thu 9/25 3:10pm

"It’s funny, endearing, touching (and slightly touched), rammed full of obvious and more subtle references to the counter culture and alternative music scenes that made up the last three decades of the twentieth century and has been written, illustrated, compiled and created with a sense of genuine warmth and mischievous affection for the main characters."

Tim - Mass Movement
http://massmovement.co.uk/henry-glenn-forever-ever-tom-neely-friends/

SPIN Magazine tue 6/24 1:55pm

"a little cult-beloved slice of domestic bliss/angst"

Chris Martins - SPIN Magazine
http://www.spin.com/articles/henry-and-glenn-forever-ever-book-excerpt-rollins-danzig/

Disaster Couch wed 4/16 12:45pm

There should absolutely be more of this. Why isn’t anyone making me a comic that imagines the day to day exploits of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye and Kim? Is there any logical reason why Nicolas Cage, the most meme-prone human being on earth, is not having his every fictional move chronicled in a daily web strip? The man owns two castles and Action Comics #1. What I am saying is it practically writes itself.

MTV Hive wed 1/15 3:48pm

"an imaginary love affair between Danzig and fellow muscle-bound punk rock legend Henry Rollins [which] got a lot of attention. When Danzig was asked about it by Decibel magazine, he flipped out, refused to see it, and ended up having the transcript worked into a hilarious post-script by the cartoonists."

Spin Magazine, 7th Best Music Book of 2013 12/19/2013

"A narrative serial packed with kitty litter jokes, Black Flag puns, references to Glenn's overly doting "Mother," dungeon-crawling adventures, and trips to the therapist. The tender care Neely and a rotating cast of guest authors bring to the stories makes Forever and Ever so much more than a one-note gag — Glenn's tantrums are risible; Henry's patience is divine — and there are inside jokes galore for fans of heavy music."

High-Low 10/31/2013

"This may be my favorite series in all of comics right now"

Rob Clough - High-Low / Comics Journal
http://highlowcomics.blogspot.com/2013/10/minis-alternative-comics-4-henry-and.html