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SDCC 2012 – Good Charlotte Guitarist Sinks Teeth Into The Comics World

[Vitriol the Hunter Image]Musicians launching comic books seemed to be a theme of San Diego Comic-Con. Gene Simmons and Coldplay got into the action and we can also add Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin. A graphic artist, clothing designer and guitarist, Martin will now turn his talents to comics. IDW Publishing announced Vitriol The Hunter, an all-new comic book series co-written by Martin and Brent Allen, featuring interior art by Martin.

Scheduled to launch in early 2013, Vitriol The Hunter is co-created by Martin and Allen, and draws on the folklore and old monster myths prevalent in today’s society, twisting them into a macabre-style story reminiscent of classic horror movies crossed with futuristic fantasy. A self-proclaimed vigilante, Vitriol embarks on a mission to protect his homeland from the malicious monsters that have overtaken it, led by a brutal tyrant vampire.

Additionally, Martin is producing a soundtrack inspired by Vitriol The Hunter. Under the name Villain, Martin has been creating remixes, as well as writing and producing music for other artists. This will be his first official release of original music as Villain, showcasing his dynamic mix of electronic music with traditional film score. The special soundtrack for Vitriol will be available for free download inside the comic.

Set in the fictional city of Basilika in 2127, VITRIOL THE HUNTER chronicles our hero’s journey as he encounters werewolves, hordes of hellions, and other walking myths. This new horror series is slated to run for six issues.

  Vitriol The Hunter #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in early 2013.