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.”
“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.