Here’s the thing about COMETBUS, out of every three issues one will be good, one will just be long winded, boring & clichéd, and one will be fantastic. This one right here entitled In China With Green Day is one of the fantastic ones. Maybe it’s because I’m something of a fan of the band, but this was a fascinating read. This issue is about Aaron’s going on tour in Asia with his old friends in the band Green Day.
The thing that makes it kind of remarkable is that even though the actual situation of going on tour with old friends who have since become huge superstars is something few if any of us are likely to experience it still manages to be relatable.
It’s not so much about Green Day, it’s about Aaron’s (sometimes strained) friendships with Billy Joe, Tre, and Mike. They’re people not just a band. Tell you what, if Aaron Cometbus wanted to make a few quick bucks he could easily expand this into a book and it would sell like hotcakes to Green Day fans. I realize Aaron’s never been about the money, but if he ever decides to sell out this would be a fine way to do so. (Posted on 8/12/12)