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#SDCC16: Metal Band Slayer’s Repentless Comic Series Gets the Blood Flowing

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They may not be as big as some other metal bands, but Slayer have always had a hardcore fanbase consisting of people who aren’t easily offended. And who knows? Maybe their new comic series Repentless will grant them some new followers.

Intrigued?  Read on for the details, including how you can meet the band at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con.

From the Press Release:
Dark Horse Comics and thrash-punk titans Slayer have joined forces to deliver a new comic series this holiday season!

With full participation from the band and taking inspiration from Slayer’s recent “Repentless” and “You Against You” videos (filmed in support of their latest album, Repentless, on Nuclear Blast Records and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III)), disciple Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) is penning the three-issue comic series with interior bloodlines drawn by Guiu Vilanova (Twilight Zone, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective). Glenn Fabry’s covers reign in blood while Eric Powell (The Goon, Hillbilly) illustrated the variant cover for the first issue.

“I think of the songs I write as stories,” Slayer’s Kerry King told Rolling Stone in an exclusive interview, “and if nothing else, they are certainly visual.”

Slayer’s appearance at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con will begin on Thursday, July 21, with a special sold-out concert performance at the intimate-capacity House of Blues to a crowd of diehard fans.

Slayer will appear within the walls of Comic-Con for two exclusive signings on Friday, July 22. Nuclear Blast America (Booth #501) will host the band from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Dark Horse Comics (Booth #2615) will host both the band and the comic’s creative team for a very limited engagement from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Limited edition posters will be provided. See each booth for details.

Regarding the comic, writer Jon Schnepp told Rolling Stone, “It’s definitely a lot of sensitive subjects that need to be explored and addressed. What’s the best way to explore those? With the chaos of metal.”

He added, “It’s a road journey – like a road movie of horror – and it goes across many states,” he says. “It isn’t a mystical or supernatural story. It’s a straight-up human story of terror, like brother against brother, people feeding off hatred, the stupidity and horror of humanity.

Slayer: Repentless Issue #1 arrives in stores in December of this year.

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