Halestorm, the Grammy-winning rock band, is making the jump to comics. Z2 Comics today announced Hyde Manor, a new graphic novel collaboration with the band. The book, which follows the band’s members as they find themselves in a mysterious old estate, comes from writers Brittany & Brianna Winner, artist Sara Scalia, and colorist DJ Alonso.
Here’s how Z2 Comics describes Hyde Manor:
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2012 EP Hello, It’s Mz Hyde and its ensuing LP, The Strange Case Of…, the Hyde Manor graphic novel depicts the members of Halestorm encountering sinister doppelgangers of themselves. Within the decrepit halls of Hyde Manor, mirror reflections independently talk back and photographs transform to reveal sordid prophecies, leading the band to slowly succumb to madness while recording a new album. The tale creaks and twists with doom-filled revelations, perfectly tied to Halestorm’s scorching discography.
As with all Z2 Comics releases, Hyde Manor will be available in softcover and hardcover standard editions, as well as in two deluxe hardcover editions. All editions feature cover artwork by Alison Sampson, while the deluxe editions include a trio of prints by artist Egidija Guobyte. The standard deluxe edition will also include a deck of cards, a Lzzy Hale/Ms. Hyde two-sided coin, and a Ms. Hyde special edition Collector’s Card. Details on the super-deluxe edition have yet to be revealed.
In a statement announcing the graphic novel, Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale and writers Brittany & Brianna Winner all expressed their enthusiasm at bringing the band’s music to the comics page:
“I’m so incredibly excited that this is finally happening,” says Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “We are releasing a graphic novel! Penned by our beautiful badass friends the Winner Twins and featuring a few of our favorite artists, the story takes you down a rabbit hole of good and evil. An epic battle of Darkness vs Light. Is it truth? Is it fantasy? You decide!”
“We’ve enjoyed Halestorm’s music for many years; being entrusted to co-create a world and story based on their work is truly an honor,” co-writer Brianna Winner continues. “We wanted to create a story that reflects not only their music, but also their individual personalities.”
“The graphic novel will be a dark, paranormal mystery starring the band members as the main characters,” co-writer Brittany Winner elaborates. “The journey that unfolds will mirror their individual artistic journeys, so each of their personalities will really be able to shine.”
Check out the prints by Guobyte below. Hyde Manor is due out in stores in October, just in time for Halloween.