Metallica, Def Leppard, Etc. Partner With Vault Comics For New Graphic Novels

Vault Comics are planning to release new graphic novels based on recording artists as part of their Headshell line. Musicians getting the comic treatment include: Metallica, Def Leppard, The Beach Boys, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Redman, and more.

A number of those involved commented:

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich:

“The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them.”

Sony Music Publishing president and global chief marketing officer Brian Monaco:

“We’re honored to partner with Def Leppard and Vault Comics to help bring Headshell’s ‘Hysteria’ to life. There are many exciting opportunities for songwriters across the graphic novel space and I look forward to working with Vault to further amplify the stories of SMP songwriters.”

Pete Wentz:

“Creating a new graphic novel [‘Dying Inside’] with Vault and one of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience — in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty and super-dark sense of humor and Vault’s creative support throughout the entire process, I’m excited to share it with the world soon.”

Vault CEO Damian Wassel:

“We have one overriding goal at Vault: to bring readers the very best comics and graphic novels. We’re thrilled to bring that experience creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music. I can’t wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world.”

Each book will be released in a standard format, a deluxe format, and a collectors’ format. One-of-one rarities will also be available. Fans will be able to purchase the novels via direct sale before they receive a mass market release.

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