Z2 Comics And Chuck D Team-Up For ‘Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps’

by Richard Bruton

More music-related comics coming from Z2 Comics with the November release of Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps – celebrating and inspired by Public Enemys Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black – 30 years old this year!

Public Enemy – a revolutionary and iconic hip hop band, changing the face of music since 1985. At its head, the heart and soul and driving force of the band, you have the unstoppable force that is Chuck D.

And now Chuck D is collaborating with Z2 Comics for the original graphic novel, Apocalypse 91: The Revolution Never Sleeps, created by Troy Jeffrey Allen, Che Grayson, Evan Narcisse, and Regine Sawyer.

It’s been an incredible 30 years since the release of the fourth Public Enemy album, Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black, a stone-cold classic featuring Shut ‘Em Down, Can’t Truss It and By the Time I Get To Arizona, Chuck D’s impassioned response to the Arizona governor’s refusal to recognise the new Martin Luther King, Jr national holiday.

“Now, to celebrate that 30 years, Chuck D is working with Z2 Comics to bring the album’s message to the graphic novel page…

For the past few years, and especially during lockdown, I’ve been drawn back to my roots in visual arts. This graphic novel is a new take on the artwork I’ve been making, growing naturally from the paint and pens that express what’s on my mind and reflect what’s happening around us. It was a real honor to have my illustrations alongside the who’s who of comic book artists.” – Chuck D

Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps begins in 1991 and explodes into far-flung futures with a series of speculative fiction stories, with creators including Evan Narcisse, Regine Sawyer, Che Grayson, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, and more.

Yes, it’s time to fight the power again – but then again, wasn’t it always?

Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps will be released in the fall of its thirtieth anniversary to comic shops and record stores, with multiple editions available to order now direct from Z2 Comics, including limited edition vinyl and prints exclusively available to the deluxe and super deluxe editions.

Alongside the graphic novel, Public Enemy are releasing a special limited-edition version of this iconic album, one that’s been playing all the while I’ve been writing this… it’s a damn fine album, but you can say that about anything and everything Chuck D and Public Enemy have made.

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