The latest release from Z2 Comics in a whole week of new music-related comic releases from the publisher sees King Diamond bringing their album Abigail to comics.
Seriously, we seem to be getting a new announcement every other day this week from Z2 Comics – they certainly aren’t slowing down any with bringing us music-related comics from big names.
Although I have to admit, this is one I had to look up – apologies to both King Diamond, his fans, and the whole heavy metal sub-culture out there. However, now I have looked him up and listened to the music, it’s classic metal stuff and perfect for you metal fans.
This Danish metaller co-writes his first graphic novel inspired by the storyline of King Diamond’s 1987 Concept Album, Abigail.
The graphic novel, written by Dan Watters with art from Damien Worm, adapts the storyline of King Diamond’s concept album, Abigail, something for all the long-time King Diamond fans and horror comics fans.
Abigail tells the tale of Miriam Natias and Jonathan LaFey and an inheritance far more terrifying than even the haunted mansion in which it’s discovered.
Z2 Comics is offering an exclusive brand new Abigail graphic novel picture disc edition of this album, featuring the front cover of the graphic novel and on the back side you will find both the original Abigail cover and an alternate cover painting by artist Torbjörn Jörgensen, available only with the deluxe and super deluxe graphic novel package, exclusively through the Z2 website, and available for preorder now.
“A graphic novel based on one of my stories is a dream come true for me. Working with a company like Z2 and the writer Dan Watters, and the graphic artist Damien Worm, is making this project the highest class one could wish for. Not just our own fans but any fan of the horror genre will enjoy the darkness and creepiness of this project. I simply can’t wait to personally be able to present this to you once we get closer to Halloween. Abigail has risen again.” – King Diamond
King Diamond, the man, and the band, have 12 albums under his/their belts, with millions of albums sold worldwide, with over 175,000 sales of 1987’s Abigail in the US alone. They’ve been twice Grammy-nominated and namechecked by the likes of Metallica and Pantera.
Abigail was the band’s second album and is considered their breakout release, setting the stage for 30+ years of devoted fandom.
“King Diamond is, as his name would imply, heavy metal royalty, and we are all his servants. I couldn’t be more honored to reward fans of comics and heavy music with what will most likely be one of the highlights of the year, and a high watermark for Z2’s direct artist collaborations overall.” – Josh Frankel (publisher, Z2 Comics)
King Diamond’s Abigail graphic novel will be released in standard softcover and hardcover editions in comic shops and bookstores in October 2021, with special deluxe and super deluxe editions available for preorder now only through the Z2 website, which include a special exclusive one-time variant cover vinyl edition in a strictly limited edition of 3,000 copies.