Dark Horse Comics announced that well renown thrash metal band Slayer will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con as well as having their own comic book debut this December. More details below including both the standard and variant cover art (as drawn by Eric Powell) below courtesy of their press release.
The Uncompromising Superheroes of Thrash Metal to Appear at San Diego Comic-Con International
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics and thrash-punk titans Slayer have joined forces to deliver a new comic series this holiday season!
With full participation from the band and taking inspiration from Slayer’s recent Repentless music videos (filmed in support of their latest album, Repentless, on Nuclear Blast Records), disciple Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) will pen the three-issue comic series with interior bloodlines drawn by Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective). Glenn Fabry’s covers reign in blood while postmortem Eric Powell (The Goon, Hillbilly) will illustrate the variant cover for the first issue.
“I think of the songs I write as stories,” Slayer’s Kerry King told Rolling Stone in an exclusive interview. “And if nothing else, they are certainly visual.”
As announced in May, Slayer’s live undead appearance at Comic-Con will begin on Thursday, July 21, with a special sold-out concert performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues to a crowd of die-hard fans.
Slayer will appear within the walls of Comic-Con for two exclusive signings on Friday, July 22. Nuclear Blast America (booth #501) will host the band from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dark Horse Comics (booth #2615) will host both the band and the comic’s creative team for a very limited engagement from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Limited edition posters will be provided. See each booth for details.
Regarding the comic, writer Jon Schnepp told Rolling Stone, “It’s definitely a lot of sensitive subjects that need to be explored and addressed. What’s the best way to explore those? With the chaos of metal.”
Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) is on comic stands in December 2016. Preorder at your local comic shop today!