Z2 Comics’ Free Comic Book Day Title Includes a Song by Robert Finley and Dan Auerbach

Indie publisher Z2 Comics is including something unexpected with their Free Comic Book Day release: a new song by bluesman Robert Finley and Grammy-Award winner Dan Auerbach. On May 6, fans who pick up the Z2 Comics’ Free Comic Book Day release entitled The Ballad of Franklin Bonisteel will receive a link to a free, downloadable song of the classic Leadbelly song “In the Pines” as performed by Finley and Auerbach. Z2 Comics’ Free Comic Book Day title is written by Gabe Soria and illustrated in glorious black and white by Warren Pleece; it presents a day-into-night bounty hunt for a musician who may have stolen a hit song from legendary producer Franklin Bonisteel.

The Ballad of Franklin Bonisteel acts as a prequel of sorts to Murder Ballads, the highly anticipated rock’n’roll noir graphic novel about the music industry and redemption. The highly anticipated graphic novel from Z2 Comics, which received international press attention when it was first announced, will be distributed at comic book stores and bookstores nationwide and will be available digitally via ComiXology; it is available now for pre-order.