In January, BOOM! Studios announced a graphic novel adaptation of the late Kurt Vonnegut‘s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five through its Archaia imprint. The graphic novel will be written by Ryan North, with art and colors by Albert Monteys and color assistance by Ricard Zaplana. On Monday, the publisher released a new cover for the Slaughterhouse-Five OGN, by Monteys and Scott Newman. The cover features three colors: red, black, and off-white; it depicts Billy Pilgrim being abducted into a military helmet, with missiles falling all around him.
The new cover also puts the subtitle, Or the Children’s Crusade, front and center.
Here are some details on the graphic novel, provided by BOOM! Studios:
Listen: Billy Pilgrim has…
…read Kilgore Trout
…opened a successful optometry business
…built a loving family
…witnessed the firebombing of Dresden
…traveled to the planet Tralfamadore
…met Kurt Vonnegut
…come unstuck in time.
Billy Pilgrim’s journey is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be fallibly human.
Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959, and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.
The Slaughterhouse-Five OGN is slated to hit shelves on September 9, 2020. You can pre-order the graphic novel from your local comic shop or bookstore, or online through the BOOM! Studios webstore. For more information, visit boom-studios.com. Check out the cover below.