The Among the Livinggraphic novel 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, with the full creative lineup announced today.
An anthology narrated by the longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero and written by Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by classic Aliens artist Nelson; Among the Living unites bandmembers Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian, with writers, artists, and other rock legends in a tribute to their landmark 1987 album, featuring covers by JG Jones, Eric Powell, and a preorder variant from Charlie Benante.
As previously announced, Scott Ian will contribute an original story inspired by the fan-favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades-long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike, and features art by longtime Dredd artist Chris Weston.
The full lineup can be found below:
1- Among the Living Writer: Brian Posehn Artist: Scott Koblish and Alladin Collar
2- Caught in a Mosh Writer: Gerard and Mikey Way Artist: Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez
3- I Am the Law (featuring Judge Dredd) Writer: Scott Ian Artist: Chris Weston and Alladin Collar
4- Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) Writer: Rick Remender and Joe Trohman Artist: Roland Boschi and Dan Brown
5- A Skeleton in the Closet Writer: Corey Taylor Artist: Maan House
6- Indians Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse
7- One World Writer: Frank Bello Artist: Andy Belanger and Tatto Caballero
8- A.D.I./Horror of it All Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Dave Johnson
9- Imitation of Life Writer: Rob Zombie Artist: Erik Rodriguez and Steve Chanks
This graphic novel event of the year will be released in finer comic shops and bookstores on May 12 and is available to preorder with your favorite retailer now. Exclusive deluxe and super deluxe editions packaged with special vinyl and more are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to Z2 preorders of the standard edition!
Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher’s most ambitious projects yet! The Among the Livinggraphic novel 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 publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to the printed page for the first time!
An anthology narrated by the longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero; Among the Living unites Charlie Benante and Scott Ian with writers Brian Azzarello, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Corey Taylor, Joseph Trohman, Gerard and Mikey Way, and Rob Zombie, with more to be announced. Artists include Roland Boschi, Maan House, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Darrick Robertson, and Erik Rodriguez, and more, with covers by Charlie Benante, JG Jones, and Eric Powell. Bandmembers Benante and Ian will collaborate on an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades-long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike!
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!
IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.
The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.
On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.
The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!
We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.
The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
It’s a new week and there’s a lot coming down the pipeline for the site (trust me, you’ll like it). I’ve been checking out Heroclix more and probably checking out DC convention synDCon. Anyone in the DC are play and want to teach me?
Washington City Paper – Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Christopher Cardinale – Speaking of indie comics an interview with Christopher Cardinale and one of the worst interviews I’ve ever read. It reads like a middle school report. “When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born? Where are you based now?” is actually a question.