Comics TINA

Ike & Tina Turner Story - Comics 2017 - 2CDs

I had been waiting for years for BDMUSIC, a French publishing company, to release the story of Ike & Tina on comics for years. With previous releases about Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez it was predictable that Tina’s story would see the light of the day on such format at some point. The book is divided in 2 parts, the comics part in itself (28 pages) and a biography (both in French and English) together with a 2CDs set of Ike & Tina music from 1960 to 1962 and 1968 to 1969.

If the drawings are pretty well made and the book in itself looks nice, the content isn’t as good as fans could expect from such a release. The story told is more inspired from the movie ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ than from Ike or Tina personal biographies. So there’s a few inaccuracy in the story but I guess that’s wasn’t the aim of the author. Benoit Bonte tells the story of the notorious couple through big events of their life together, such as their meeting in St Louis, Tina’s first step on stage, life at home, the recording of River Deep Mountain High and the final split.

Having previously written comics on Jerry Lee Lewis & Howlin’ Wolf, Benoit Bonte has clearly a soft spot for Ike and for once, the rock’n’roll genius that he is, is not portrayed in a too devilish way. Concerning Tina, she seems quite transparent in the story, some lack of depth from her character, some inaccuracy and the slang language makes it hardly believable.

All in all, a huge expectation from the moment I heard this would come out and a small disappointment. The two CDS accompanying the book are also a letdown. The audio is correct but nothing exceptional and the tracklist is kind of surprising with songs such a River Deep or Proud Mary missing. But of course it is still a nice object for all the fans to add to your collection so if you feel like ordering it follow the link!

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7 responses to “Comics TINA

  1. Nina

    WOW!! Too bad I don’t speak french but this looks pretty nice! Thanks for sharing Ben great work as usual!

  2. Hello Tina, have you’ve been to the Welcome to sweetie pie restaurant’s in Hollywood. Hit up Mrs. Robbie she is starting to record music.

  3. Vaughn Buel

    I’m an ardent, ‘die-hard’ fanatic of ike and tina turner,but i think we can do without this comic project. It seems too much of a ‘mockery of their career.
    What we really need to have are some old concert footage from their Carnegie Hall perf ormance, or some tv appearances like “Ready, Steady, Go,or Jerry Blavatt etc…keep digging.

  4. Vaughn Buel

    I’m an ardent, ‘die-hard’ fanatic of ike and tina turner,but i think we can do without this comic project. It seems too much of a ‘mockery of their career.
    What we really need to have are some old concert footage from their Carnegie Hall perf ormance, or some tv appearances like “Ready, Steady, Go,or Jerry Blavatt etc…keep digging.

  5. Roger Rodrigues

    I Love yourself so mich. My dear and Lovely TINA Turner. I miss so much.I am Live in Zwitzerland but can’t See YouTube. Please tell me about your birthday. To i see you becose i and the brasiliens love you alot of. Big hug bella dona…

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  7. lightseba@outlook.com

    Tina is a great singer , but So many people love her for the fact she helped sagittarians to understand and break away from toxic partners , especially scorpios !
    I’m a sag who’s been abused and suppressed for the past 10 years by a scorpio musician. . . Like Ike very obsessed with his music and drugs . . . It’s hard to make a decision after years , but looking at Tina’s story , I feel confident to walk away and CHANT MY WAY OUT ! 🙂
    That’s why her story is special, cos she give the solution and the medicine.
    In an interview Tina was asked why did you stay ?
    Tina said. . . They did well at work but since it turned personal it’s game over . . .
    In my case , it was just too hard to accept the fact that people can be this cruel ,even after i send them love all the way . .
    As an optimist, It was much easier to lie to my self hoping things will change in the future with effort and sacrifice!!!!
    But I kept seeing repeated patterns year after year !
    Saturn just visited me and said : see people for who they are , not for who you want them to be !
    Now I see . .
    I bet Ike and my ex is gona take a frog body zillion times before they admit they did something wrong!!!Lol

    Any way . . All I’m tryna say . .
    THANK YOU TINA FOR SHARING YOUR LIGHT ❤

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