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Dark Horse Comics Slayer: Repentless #1 Continues the Repentless Video Trilogy

Heavy metal, gothic rock, and comic books have had a long history together.  Whether it is the legendary story of Kiss pouring their vials of blood into the ink vats that would produce Marvel Super Special: Kiss #1 in 1977 or the later colaboration in 1994 between the original “Shock Rocker” Alice Cooper and Sandman creator Neil Gaiman on Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation, comic history contains many examples of cross-overs between the world of rock and roll stars and comics.

While the aforementioned comics (as well as a slew of Kiss branded comics produced over the years) focused on the band or performers as “the stars of the show”, other comic creators have been more tangentially inspired by a band’s music.  James O’Barr often discusses how music influenced the creation of The Crow, as some chapters are named after Joy Division songs and the lyrics of Robert Smith of The Cure are found throughout the first story. read more

Slayer Teams With Dark Horse Comics for Slayer: Repentless

Fabled heavy metal band Slayer will have a three-issue comic series debuting through Dark Horse Comics in early 2017. Metalocalypse writer, Jon Schnepp is set to scribe the comic. Joining him on art duties will be Eisner Award-winning artist Glenn Fabry.

In September 2015, Slayer released their 12th studio album, Repentless. The album received rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. BJ McDonnell directed two high-concept and brutal music videos which featured horror heavyweights Bill Moseley, Derek Mears, Tyler Mane, and Danny Trejo. read more