Iron Maiden‘s iconic mascot, Eddie is set to be featured in a new five-part comic book series published by “Heavy Metal” magazine. The release is based on the “Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast” video game story line, as well as the band’s albums, and the first issue is expected to appear in “Heavy Metal” #287, which is going to be released in July. Writers Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton worked on the comic along with artist Kevin J. West.
“Heavy Metal” told Nerdist the following about the comic:
“Eddie‘s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos. Now, Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.”
“Heavy Metal”‘s Jeff Krelitz also added:
“As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. When we discussed the potential of coming together on this project, it was immediately clear that there was no better home for Iron Maiden than Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal‘s nearly 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.”