The world of graphic novels and Metal has been walking hand by hand for some time. It’s no news that some bands love graffic novels and the graphic novels love some bands. So, it’s been almost 35 years since the release of “Among the Living,” the album that put Anthrax on the pop culture map. Now the band is revisiting that seminal work in a brand new form as an original graphic novel. And none other than living comic book legend Grant Morrison is one of the creators involved.
Each chapter of “Among the Living” is inspired by a different album track. Morrison and Williams are just two of the major creators involved with this comic book re-imagining of the classic heavy metal album. “Among the Living” also features work from Anthrax members Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello and Charlie Benante, as well as Rob Zombie, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and My Chemical Romance’s Gerard and Mikey Way. The creative lineup also includes writers Brian Posehn, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Azzarello, Rick Remender and Joe Trohman and artists J.G. Jones, Eric Powell, Darick Robertson, Scott Koblish, Erik Rodriguez, Maan House, Roland Boschi, Steve Chanks and Dave Johnson.
As if that weren’t enough, the book also features a new zombie-fied take on Anthrax’s iconic mascot, the Not Man, designed by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero.
I did tell you the graphic novel’s world love Metal music, didn’t I?
Thanks to IGN.