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The Doors’ Morrison Hotel Gets a Graphic Novel Adaptation from Z2 Comics

Five decades after the release of their landmark album, Morrison Hotel, The Doors, and Z2 Comics announce a brand new graphic novel written by Leah Moore to be released on October 13.

With an intoxicating, genre-blending sound, provocative and uncompromising songs, and the mesmerizing power of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry and presence, The Doors had a transformative impact not only on popular music but on popular culture.

Their 5th studio album, Morrison Hotel was released in 1970 and was a return to their blues roots, which featured some of their most timeless songs such as “Roadhouse Blues,” “Peace Frog,” and “Waiting for the Sun.” The album was a critical and commercial success upon its release and still stands today as one of the band’s classic albums.

Z2’s Morrison Hotel will feature some of the lore that led to their status as the architects of counterculture, influencing artists, poets, and outsiders for generations to come, set against the backdrop of the close of the free spirit of the 1960s into the tumultuous 1970s. A decade in which women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, and many Americans joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam.

Morrison Hotel will be formatted as an anthology written by Leah Moore, in collaboration with the surviving members of the legendary rock band and drawn by artists from around the comic book world, each weaving the band’s influence into the 144 pages of story.

Morrison Hotel will be released in finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere on October 13, with a special deluxe limited edition available exclusively through both Z2’s website and The Doors website. This limited edition of 5000 copies comes bound in a beautiful slipcase, and includes an exclusive 50th Anniversary Edition 12” picture disc of the complete Morrison Hotel album.  The LP, which includes the classic “Roadhouse Blues” , will feature the original 1970 stereo mix remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer Bruce Botnick.  The limited edition set will also include three exclusive art prints (9” x 14.5”) featuring images from the book, along with a certificate of authenticity signed by writer Leah Moore.

Morrison Hotel

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man TP

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man TP

writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
cover: John Cassaday
FC | 104 pages | $17.99 | Teen+

Michael Williams is a family man. A reliable man at both work and home. When he disappears, there are no clues left behind. Now, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to find out what happened to him and what danger may be lurking around every corner, in the case of The Vanishing Man!

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man TP

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #4

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #4

writer: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
covers: John Cassaday (A)
John Cassaday (RI-B/W), John Cassaday (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

The mystery of Michael Williams comes to its shocking conclusion. But will Holmes and Watson survive the deep running conspiracy gripping London from its very core? And even if they do, are they safe from the machinations of their greatest foe, the all-too-clever Moriarty?

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: Vanishing Man #3

Sherlock Holmes: Vanishing Man #3

writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
covers: John Cassaday
John Cassaday (RI-Virg), John Cassaday (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Holmes inches closer to solving the disappearance of Michael Williams, but it also brings him closer to danger! Meanwhile, Moriarty’s cunning scheme goes deeper than anyone anticipated, including the neighborhood boy caught in his clutches!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – The CW Sets DC & Archie Fall Premiere Dates – Mark you calendars!

The Beat – Crowdfunding campaign set up after writer Leah Moore suffers a brain injury – Go support it if you can!

The Comichron – X-23 leads advance reorders; Runaways HC, Justice League #1 top reorders – For those that enjoy the horse race.

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – The Amazing Spider-Man #801

Newsarama – The Amazing Spider-Man #801

The Beat – Luisa: Now and Then

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #2

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #2

writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
covers: John Cassaday (A)
John Cassaday (RI-Virgin), John Cassaday (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Holmes and Watson continue their search for Michael Williams, only to discover they are not the only people doing so. Are the mysterious figures trailing the detectives responsible for Michael’s disappearance? Meanwhile, Moriarty’s reappearance puts someone close to the sleuths in mortal danger!

Preview: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1

Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1

writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Julius Ohta
covers: John Cassaday (A), John Cassaday (RI-Virgin), John Cassaday (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen +

Michael Williams is a family man. A reliable man at both work and home. When he disappears, there are no clues left behind. Now, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to find out what happened to him and what danger may be lurking around every corner, in the case of The Vanishing Man!

Take Magical Flight with Conspiracy of Ravens

From Leah Moore and John Reppion, the writers of DamselsThe Trial of Sherlock Holmes, and Ghost Stories of an Antiquary comes an original graphic novel perfect for tween, teen, and adult fans alike! Conspiracy of Ravens joins Moore and Reppion with interior and cover artist Sally Jane Thompson to weave a tale of magic, family secrets, and a mysterious legacy.

Anne is a teen schoolgirl who thought she was just like everyone else. But when she unexpectedly inherits her long-lost aunt’s crumbling English mansion and a strange ancient locket, she unearths a family secret that leads to the discovery of her mysterious powers. She picks up the mantle of her family’s magical legacy, but soon learns that she isn’t the only one whose powers are awakening, and not everyone wants to use their powers for good…

Conspiracy of Ravens HC goes on sale October 03, 2018 and the 136-page hardcover retails for $14.99.

Preview: Damsels Vol. 2 TP

Damsels Vol. 2 TP

writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Aneke, Cris Bolson, Dietrich Smith
cover: Aneke
FC | 200 pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Weeks have passed since the defeat of the witch Belladonna, yet “Happily Ever After” is still out of reach for Rapa, the once-and-future Queen Rapunzel. The wandering adventurer chafes in the trappings of her royal station, her heart yearning to once again roam the roads and wilderness of her magical world. However, her path is not at all safe… for the witches Gothel and Carabosse have formed a new black coven, and are amassing a new army of the wicked!

Preview: Damsels TP

Damsels TP

writers: Leah Moore, John Reppion
artist: Aneke
cover: Aneke
FC • 192 pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-8

Once upon a time, the princesses of classic fairy tales banded together to save their kingdoms from war! Rapa, a redheaded girl with a fiery spirit and lost memories, discovers a conspiracy that threatens the peace among all the mythical creatures of the land. Joined by the Little Mermaid, the Frog Prince, and Red Riding Hood, Rapa journeys through fabled forests and legendary realms on a quest to foil the scheme! Who has stolen the identities of beloved heroines Rapunzel, Belle, and Talia, and plots to destroy all the Faerie races?

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