Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Comic Book Series to Debut in October
Iron Maiden’s comic book is gonna get ALL of you! The first issue of the legendary band’s Legacy of the Beast series will come out Oct. 11, with subsequent issues scheduled monthly through February 2018.
The graphic novels are an extension of Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast video game, which fans can download on their phones. The video game narrative will be expanded upon in the comics, which will be released via Heavy Metal:
As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall… and thwarting a plot to unravel all of Creation!
“As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie,” says Heavy Metal CEO Jeff Krelitz. “Heavy Metal’s near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series.”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management adds, "After 40 years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy of the Beast!"
The comic’s creative team features writers Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, pencil artist Kevin J. West, cover artist Santi Casas, ink artist Jason Gorder, colorer Raul Manriquez and letterer Jacob Bascle. The full release schedule for all five issues of Legacy of the Beast can be seen below.
Fans in the U.K., the rest of Europe, the east coast of the U.S. and the west coast of the U.S. can all pre-order the first Legacy of the Beast book. You can also head to your local comic book shop and give them the pre-order code AUG171760.
Legacy of the Beast Volume 1 Release Schedule:
Issue #1 - October 11, 2017
Issue #2 - November 15, 2017
Issue #3 - December 13, 2017
Issue #4 - January 17th, 2018
Issue #5 - February 14th, 2018
Legacy of the Beast #1 Cover
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