California rockers Black Veil Brides and Incendium announce the launch of The Phantom Tomorrow, a six-issue comic book series expanding upon the band’s upcoming album available October 29th of the same name. Published under Incendium’s music-focused OPUS imprint, the story was conceptualized by Black Veil Brides founder Andy Biersack and is written by Michael Moreci, with illustrations by Agustin Padilla and cover artwork by Ryan Christensen.
The series follows Dennis Kane, a scientist with an intellect matched only by his massive ego. When his hubris causes the world to fall apart around him, a dark avenger is born of his agonizing shame. Resurrected as Blackbird, a mysterious figure caught between life and death, he desperately seeks redemption and is willing to fight through hell and back to get it. The Blackbird’s quest becomes a beacon of hope to the downtrodden, and their uprising is coming. Blackbird debuted with the album artwork announcement for Black Veil Brides’ upcoming release and has since been featured in multiple Black Veil Brides music videos.
“We are so excited to release this series and build on the world that we have developed for Blackbird, 9, Scarlet and the entire Phantom Tomorrow universe that BVB fans have come to know over the past year via our music videos and other visual mediums,” explains Andy Biersack, founder of Black Veil Brides. “Growing up I was heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane and many other iconic writers and artists in the comics field. To have the chance to create and develop an original character that both pulls from those influences as well as creates new and compelling story arcs is a dream come true. I believe that in Michael Moreci we have found the perfect writer and collaborator and the partnership with Incendium is an ideal match to deliver rock and comic fans a memorable character driven experience. We believe this book will serve as an excellent companion to our upcoming album and helps us to fully tell the story of The Phantom Tomorrow.”
The Phantom Tomorrow adaptation begins as a 6-issue comic series and then will extend beyond the printed page into toys, apparel, and collectibles, including an action figure of “Blackbird,” available now for pre-order.