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Cypress Hill Gets Insane in the Membrane with Z2 Comics

Cypress Hill: Tres Equis

Multi-platinum hip-hop group, Cypress Hill, announces a partnership with Z2 Comics to relive their classic self-titled debut with this original graphic novel! Extending the relationship between Los Angeles street culture, hip hop, and art, Cypress Hill: Tres Equis is available to preorder now!

1991: XXX years ago, a trailblazing trio made music history blending East Coast hip-hop fundamentals with West Coast chicano swagger to form a sound all their own. Before they became icons, Louis and Senen were just a couple teenage cholos from around the way, trying to stay out of trouble–Until a series of chance encounters with both sides of the law changed their path forever. Guest-starring Officer O’Malley, Sister Maggie, and many more!

Cypress Hill: Tres Equis is written by Noah Callahan-Bever and Gabriel Alvarez and illustrated by Felix RuizJefte PaloJuan GedeonDamion ScottAngel Hernandez, and Paris Alleyne.

The landmark graphic novel event will be available in three formats: a standard 160 page softcover, a deluxe hardcover edition, and a strictly limited super deluxe edition. All are available to preorder now, in both English and Spanish language editions with the deluxe and super deluxe editions packaged an exclusive LP edition of their self-titled debut on green vinyl with all-new cover art by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz, special edition art prints by Ortiz, Scott and Gedeon; and much more! The standard edition will be released in finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere in August, with deluxe and super deluxe editions ONLY available directly from Z2! Reserve yours today!

Cradle of Filth Goes Heavy Metal with a New Comic Anthology Series

Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment have announced the launch of Maledictus Athenaeum, a Cradle of Filth comic book anthology series, under the all-new music-focused OPUS imprint.

In the ruined halls of the Maledictus Athenaeum lie occult histories, sealed records, and cursed artifacts – this unholy archive explores the far corners of Cradle of Filth’s musical legacy, a vast universe of Ageless Vampires, Mythical Creatures and Vengeful Gods. The Countess, The Huntress, Lilith, The Manticore, and many more, will be revisited in stories from an all-star roster of comics talent from the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine and beyond.

Maledictus Athenaeum begins as a 5-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 2500 copies at $16.66, and available to order. The first issue is available to order now and ships in May 2021.

The cursed tales of Maledictus Athenaeum will extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. Dani Filth and the iconic Succubus of Cradle of Filth’s 2001 album Bitter Suites to Succubi make up Wave 1 of the Cradle of Filth action figure range, also available to pre-order for $29.95, shipping June 2021.

Z2 Comics and All Time Low Team for Young Renegades

Young Renegades

Z2 Comics continues to roll out news of the best in music-related comics and graphic novels for the coming year with news that platinum-selling Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low will be collaborating on a brand new storyline inspired by their 2017 album, Last Young Renegade, which took home Rock Sound’s ‘Album of the Year’ award upon release!

To celebrate their comics debut, the band will release a vinyl edition of their 2017 album in a brand-new colorway available ONLY with the deluxe graphic novel package, exclusively through the Z2 website, and available for preorder now!

Who needs a high school reunion when your favorite band is playing a secret show the same night? That’s what Connor and Becca, two classmates who never crossed paths until their ten-year reunion, decide when they hear about a secret All Time Low show in town. As they follow the clues to the secret location, they begin to realize that larger forces are pushing them together and learn the power of hearing the right song in the right place at the right time

The All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades graphic novel pairs writer Tres Dean with Heartthrob co-creator Robert Wilson IV, and artist Megan Huang and will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in June 2021, as well a special deluxe edition available for preorder now only through the Z2 website, which will include a special exclusive new vinyl edition of the band’s 2017 album Last Young Renegade in a strictly limited edition!

Young Renegades Deluxe

Mondo announces slate of DC Film & TV Series Soundtracks coming on Vinyl in 2021

Kicking off a new year, Mondo has announced plans to celebrate the heroes of the DC Universe throughout 2021 with the premiere vinyl pressings of soundtracks to multiple DC films and TV series. Leading the charge, Aquaman will be available beginning Wednesday, January 6th at MondoShop.com and will be followed by SHAZAM!, Doom Patrol Seasons 1 and 2, and a re-issue of John Williams’ 1978 masterpiece Superman arriving later in the year.

AQUAMAN Soundtrack

Mondo, in partnership with WaterTower Music, is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing and premiere physical release of the Deluxe edition of Rupert Gregson-Williams brilliant score for the 2018 global sensation Aquaman.

This Deluxe edition release features the complete score from the film as well as a disc of Bonus Tracks and Remixes, and includes the songs “Everything I Need” performed by Skylar Grey and “Ocean To Ocean” performed by Pitbull featuring Rhea.

Pressed on 3x 180 Gram Translucent colored vinyl with splatter, the release features all-new original artwork by Pascal Blanché and is housed in a tri-fold jacket.

Aquaman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition 3XLP

  • Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Featuring songs by Skylar Grey, Pitbull and more
  • Artwork by Pascal Blanché
  • Pressed on 3x 180 Gram Colored VinylPremiere vinyl release
  • $45

Track List

Side One.

  1. Everything I Need (Film Version) Performed by Skylar Grey 3:162.
  2. Arthur 4:413.
  3. Kingdom Of Atlantis 3:264.
  4. It Wasn’t Meant To Be 3:225.
  5. Atlantean Soldiers 3:35

Side Two.

  1. What Does That Even Mean? 3:242.
  2. The Legend Of Atlan 1:573.
  3. Swimming Lessons 3:034.
  4. The Black Manta 2:505.
  5. What Could Be Greater Than A King? 5:23

Side Three.

  • Permission To Come Aboard 2:162.
  • Suited And Booted 4:253.
  • Between Land And Sea 2:554.
  • He Commands The Sea 3:34

Side Four.

  • Map In A Bottle 2:162.
  • The Ring of Fire 4:583. Reunited 1:324.
  • Everything I Need – Performed by Skylar Grey 3:215.
  • Ocean To Ocean – Performed by Pitbull featuring Rhea 2:256.
  • Trench Engaged (From Kingdom Of The Trench) 2:30

Side Five – Bonus Tracks.

  • MeraMontage 2:042.
  • Home Invasion 2:483.
  • Saving Pops 3:044.
  • Ahab Waves 1:305.
  • Ask the Sea 1:596.
  • Obligation 1:257.
  • Dunes 2:04

Side Six – Remixes.

  • Suited & Booted (Our Empire Remix) 3:572.
  • The Black Manta (Future Funk Squad Remix) 5:103.
  • Atlantean Soldiers (Glen Nicholls ‘March in Formation’ Remix) 5:004.
  • Kingdom of Atlantis (Glen Nicholls ‘Escape to Atlantis’ Remix) 6:37

Gorillaz Almanac is Out in Comic Shops

Twenty years in the making, and just after the universally celebrated Song Machine Live from Kong Studios performances, the Gorillaz ALMANAC arrives in time for the holidays! The Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, and out now in an exclusive partnership between the band and Z2 Comics, available to order!

Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full color, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first-ever strip to star 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals, and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games, and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, Gorillaz ALMANAC is a compendium of delights which finally puts the most real band around on the printed page.

Gorillaz ALMANAC by Gorillaz is available NOW through Z2 Comics or your favorite retailer in a special hardcover edition for £24 / $24.99.

Gorillaz ALMANAC

Z2 Comics and Ice Nine Kills Team to Bring Silver Scream to the Page for Inked in Blood

Just in time for Halloween, the leading publisher of music tie-in comics and graphic novels announces a freshly “inked” partnership with none other than the horror driven hardcore band, Ice Nine Kills! Inked in Blood is written by the band in partnership with co-creator of Razorblades: The Horror Magazine, Steve Foxe, this original graphic novel also features art by Giorgia Sposito and Andres Esparza, and will be released in spring 2021!

Tying in with the events of Ink’s cinematic album, Inked in Blood follows a bullied teen super-fan who’s convinced that her favorite frontman could never have committed the grotesque crimes for which he’s now standing trial. But when a well-intentioned show of support backfires, this super-fan finds herself locked in a life-or-death battle against a copycat killer whose depravity makes your favorite slasher films seem wholesome by comparison. Get your icepicks handy, INK fans–it’s going to be a bloodbath!
 
The original graphic novel will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in spring 2021, as well as a hardcover and a limited deluxe edition available directly through the Z2 website. The deluxe slipcase edition features an exclusive vinyl colorway of the band’s 2019 album The Silver Scream!

Mitski is Creating New Music for the Graphic Novel This is Where We Fall

The critically adored artist Mitski is set to unveil her first new music since 2018’s acclaimed ‘Be the Cowboy’ as the exclusive score to the upcoming graphic novel This is Where We Fall, created in partnership with the writer and artist team of Chris Miskiewicz and Vincent Kings.

This Is Where We Fall is an innovative, action-packed science-fiction series depicting an after-life that’s defined by the manner in which you died, and not the merit of the life you lived, brought to you by Chris Miskiewicz and Vincent Kings.

The original graphic novel clocks in at just over 100 pages, and will be released in a standard softcover edition in comic shops and bookstores alike in March 2021, as well as a hardcover with an exclusive cassette, and a  limited deluxe edition available directly through the Z2 website. The deluxe edition features an exclusive vinyl soundtrack, unavailable anywhere else, and strictly limited to 2,000 copies!

Norah Jones “I’m Alive” Music Video Features Art from Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku

Music meets manga as Norah Jones uses art from Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku for the music video of “I’m Alive.” The song is off of Jones’ latest album Pick Me Up Off the Floor.

VIZ Media, the publisher of the manga has said:

“I’m Alive” features Maison Ikkoku’s main character, Kyoko Otonashi, as she shares many similarities with the lyrics, which reflect finding joy in the midst of a pandemic.

Maison Ikkoku debuted in 1980 and you can get a collector’s edition of the first volume which was released last month. Buy it on comiXology, Kindle, or a physical copy through Amazon. The second collector’s edition will be released on December 15, 2020.

Preview: Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

(W) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson (A) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $39.99

See the art that helped create the Grammy Award Nominated music video Do the Evolution by legendary band Pearl Jam, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductee. Directed by visionary comics legend Todd McFarlane and veteran animator Kevin Altieri, this achievement in animation told a graphic and dark history of the world in four gripping minutes and is widely considered one of the best music videos of all time. Now, the full story of the making of this historic video will be told in this art book. Lushly illustrated by the video’s striking animation cells with never before seen storyboards and designs from the video, the video’s co-producer, Joe Pearson, will guide readers through the fascinating process of bringing the band’s vision to life in this one-of-a-kind book.

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution
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