| Roadsong (2006)
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Publisher: Tokyopop Manga (Tokyopop)
Publication Date: January 2006 - June 2008
Country: United States
There could not have been two more different boys in Segovia High School than MONTY McBRIDE and SIMON SMALLWOOD. But are they murderers or musicians?
Monty came from an affluent, albeit broken home, and was a popular student in school due to his outgoing personality and success in team sports. In contrast, Simon's parents died when he was fourteen, leaving him to be raised by his young adult sister Lizzie. Simon and Lizzie survived at close to the poverty level, both working their way through school. Simon's tough life had left him anti-social, and an outcast, with no friends other than his punk girlfriend Gina.
When Monty's older brother, Charles, and Lizzie Smallwood fall in love the two boys are forced to interact. At first, they must merely collaborate on writing a wedding song. But when the yacht owned by Monty's father is destroyed, killing the wedding party, the boys' lives are irrevocably changed. Not only are they blamed for the explosion that destroys the yacht; the real killers are also chasing after them.
Forced together in this desperate situation, the two boys run away. Using their talent as musicians to survive, they flee to the Midwest. A variety of adventures and coming of age experiences teach them about life, love and themselves. In the seedy world of broken down bars and strip clubs they must deal with the temptations and dangers of life on the wild side.
While running from the law and those who would kill them, they begin to solve the mystery behind the tragedy that has forever changed their lives. Trapped in a world of revenge, extortion and lost souls--only their music can save them.
Number of issues cataloged: 3