Z2 Comics Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of ‘Morrison Hotel’ With Graphic Novel Adaptation
by James Ferguson
Z2 Comics has really made a name for itself as the publisher for comics about music with a healthy mix of new and established artists. It’s adding to the classics this October with Morrison Hotel, a graphic novel adaptation of the album from The Doors that came out 50 years ago. The comic will take the form of an anthology, written by Leah Moore and produced in collaboration with the surviving members of the band. Different artists will be involved (none of which have been announced yet), each showcasing the band’s influence through 144 pages of story.
Z2’s Publisher, Josh Frankel says:
Very few bands have had such lasting importance to American rock history as The Doors, and to be able work with them directly is unreal. To have been afforded the honor to add to the band’s enduring legacy with their first comic anthology further cements Z2’s status as the premier publisher of comics for music fans, and an honor we don’t take lightly.
Morrison Hotel will delve into the lore that led to the band’s status as the architects of counterculture, influencing artists, poets, and outsiders for generations. It’s set in the transition between the free spirit of the 1960s and the rough-and-tumble 1970s.
The book is set for release in comic shops and bookstores on October 13th, 2020. A special deluxe limited edition will be available through Z2’s website and The Doors site. This is limited to 5,000 copies. Each one is bound in a slipcase and includes an exclusive 50th anniversary edition 12” picture disc of the complete Morrison Hotel album, three exclusive art prints featuring images from the book, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Moore.