Comics Z2 and heavy metal titans ANTHRAX they have announced the “Among the living” graphic novel, which will be released in stores around the world next month.
Since the first announcement of the upcoming graphic novel inspired by the band’s landmark 1987 album, the project has remained one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Today it is announced that the “Among the living” The graphic novel will launch in stores around the world on July 6. In an effort to support the comic book specialty market, which had been the hardest hit by last year’s COVID-19 health crisis, ANTHRAX Y Z2 It pre-shipped a limited number of copies that stores could put up for sale this week.
«I grew up with Wonderful Y DC, and they were part of my life since I was four or five years old, “he said. ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante. “My mother worked at Primrose Bakery on Tremont Avenue in New York, and when I went to work with her, I would sit in the back with the bakers. She read and drew the superheroes from the comics she bought. for me from this little shop a couple of doors down. Since then, I have loved everything about comics and the neighborhood comic shops.
The project brings together a who’s who of names from comics and music for a track-by-track story inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums, featuring the four members of the classic. ANTHRAX alignment contributing.
An anthology narrated by the longtime mascot “The Not Man”, recently designed by Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) and written by Jimmy Palmiotti («Harley Quinn», “Blondie: Against All Odds”) and illustrated by the classic “Aliens” artist Nelson; “Among the living” unite the band members Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante Y Scott Ian featuring writers, artists and other rock legends in a tribute to their iconic 1987 album, featuring covers by JG Jones, Eric Powelland a reserve variant of Charlie Benante. Additional interior art and chapter breaks by Saw blade, Brian Ewing Y Josh Bernstein.
Scott Ian contribute an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I am the law”, with the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in alliance with 2000 d.C.. This will make the decades-long connection between the character and the band official, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike, and features art from long ago. 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, Phillip Sevy and Alladin Collar
3. I am the law (with Judge Dredd)
Escritor: Scott Ian
Artist: Chris Weston and Alladin Collar
4. Efilnikufesin (NFL)
Writer: Rick Remender and Joe Trohman
Artist: Roland Boschi y Dan Brown
5. A skeleton in the closet
Writer: Corey Taylor
Artist: Maan House
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse
7. A world
Escritor: Frank Bello
Artist: Andy Belanger and Tatto Caballero
8. ADI / Horror Of It All
Escritor: Brian Azzarello
Artista: Dave Johnson
9. Imitation of life
Escritor: Rob Zombie
Artist: Erik Rodriguez and Steve Chanks
ANTHRAXThe landmark 1987 album influenced an entire generation of metalheads, cementing the New York band’s place in the “Big Four” of thrash alongside METALLICA, MEGADETH Y ASSASSIN. The first in a series of gold certificates. ANTHRAX albums amounting to millions of records sold in North America alone, “Among the living” ranks high on “The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” (Rolling Stone), “The 50 Best Metal Albums of the Last 50 Years” (Metal hammer) and «The 25 Best Thrash Metal Albums Ever (Kerrang!). «In March 2020, Loudwire noted that the Decibel Hall of Fame inductee is “now widely regarded as one of the greatest thrash metal albums of all time.”
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