Amon Amarth have joined forces with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel and board game based on their latest album “The Great Heathen Army.” The book is being written by Dan Watters and it is also set to feature a foreword from Adam “Edge” Copeland and illustrations from Ario Murti, Montos, and Tom Thiel.
The band commented:
“Heathens from shore to shore! We are thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Z2 to bring you ‘The Great Heathen Army‘ as a full-length graphic novel. It’s a brutal story of war, bloodshed, and glory during the time when the Viking raids brought terror to the shores of England. We’ve also produced an accompanying replica of ‘The Great Heathen Army‘ board game that you see in our music video of the album title track. We hope you enjoy it. Skål!”
The following was also added in a press release:
“The pages of ‘The Great Heathen Army‘ unspool throughout a ninth-century battle siege, in which a coalition of Viking warriors from Scandinavia invades England, wreaking unprecedented chaos. The tale dynamically pivots between large-scale dioramas of destruction to the lives of the men and women whose decisions leveled populations, capturing the devastating human cost to both sides of this legendary clash.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are currently expected to ship in June.