Z2 Comics, infamous for their collaborations with music artists from Anthrax, Black Veil Brides, BABY METAL, Skillett, and more hve teamed with heavy metal legend King Diamond for the graphic novel adaptation of Abigail, one of the most beloved stories in the horrific heavy metal lore of King Diamond’s career.
Anthrax has teamed-up superhero style with Z2 Comics (Andy Black, BABYMETAL, Steve Aoki, Skillett) to create The Among the Living graphic novel based on the bands’ legendary Thrash Metal masterpiece. The project pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums. Today’s announcement brings news that Anthrax has teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to life. In addition to Anthrax co-founders Charlie Benante and Scott Ian (LOBO), the project features Grant Morrison, Brian Azzarello, Eric Powell, J.G. Jones, Greg Nicotero, Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Gerard & Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy). This extensive project will be offered in multiple formats, with deluxe and super deluxe editions inclusive of special picture disc vinyl, an exclusive MadBalls™ toy, art prints, and even a gold record plaque. All editions are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to preorders of the standard edition. Watch the trailer now!
Ronnie James Dio is getting a comic book! Z2, the premier destination for top quality music-based comics and graphic novels, has teamed up with the Ronnie James Dio estate to create a comic book based on the cover art of DIO’s classic debut album, Holy Diver. Tentatively due in the summer of 2021, “Ronnie James Dio’s Holy Diver” will be created by legends like writer by Steve Niles, with art by Scott Hampton and cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. The news of the Dio comic book was broken by Ronnie’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio during an appearance on the latest episode of Syfy Wire’s “Metal Crush”.
Recording artist Andy Biersack has revealed the cover for his comic book collaboration during New York Comic Con. He worked with writer Scott Tuft (Severed/Swamp Thing) and Artist Eryk Donovan (Batman/Eugenic) to create Ghost of Ohio coming in 2019 rom Z2 Comics. Z2 also has comics unveiling at the con with BABYMETAL and Steve Aoki. He will be onAoki and artists today at Comic Con.Continue reading →