LOS ANGELES, CA., (November 21, 2016)-Legendary heavy metal band SLAYER has teamed up with Metalocalypse writer Jon Schnepp and Twilight Zone artist Guiu Vilanova for a three-issue Dark Horse Comics series, SLAYER: Repentless, with covers by Eisner Award-winning British comics artist Glenn Fabry. The first issue, with a variant cover by Eric Powell (The Goon,Hillbilly), is scheduled for release on January 25, 2017.
Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) is available for preorder on the Dark Horse website.
“It’s been my honor to chronicle the bloody road trip that is the Slayer comic series from Dark Horse/Nuclear Blast,” said writer Jon Schnepp. “Using the band’s music and lyrics from their three decades of albums, while crossing over and through the Repentless music videos by BJ McDonnell, I have woven a tale of betrayal, hate, perspective, loyalty, family, and murder that will need to be experienced through the comic books’ pages.”
With its story of a raging road trip down a bloodstained highway, a tale of the doomed and the damned, the SLAYER: Repentless series is an expansion of SLAYER‘s Repentless videos, written and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III).
The band made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, with a subsequent sold-out performance at the House of Blues, in support of the Dark Horse Comics series.
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