This whole Comic-Con is going to be about the last hold-outs to the comics format getting in on the fun isn’t it? Slayer is joining other musical acts with their very own comic, based on their new Repentless album and videos. It was announced back in May that Slayer would be playing a concert at Comic-Con (at the House of Blues, already sold out) and now we know why!
The 3-issue mini debuts from Dar Horse in December, with writer Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), artist Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective). main coves by Glenn Fabry’s and variants by Eric Powell (The Goon, Hillbilly),
“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.”
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.
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