The name “Godkiller” should ring a bell as we’ve been talking about the transmedia series of graphic novels, illustrated films, and novels for about five years, and now it’s entering yet another phase as an indie weekly comic.
From the Press Release:
Black Mask Studios, the creator-supporting comics publisher founded by Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion, Epitaph Records, ANTI- Records), Matt Pizzolo (founder OCCUPY COMICS, Halo-8), and Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT), is launching its first weekly comic book series as Pizzolo brings his beloved modern classic sci-horror franchise GODKILLER to comic book stores for the first time.
“I think we’ve all gotten used to a binge diet for episodic stories. Personally, I can barely handle waiting a week between episodes of ‘Boardwalk Empire’; a month or more between comics sometimes feels like the decade-long wait for another Game of Thrones book,” explained Pizzolo, “so I’m hopeful a weekly schedule might create a more intimate connection for readers.”
“Plus, by structuring the releases weekly with breaks between arcs, we have to finish all the issues of each arc before they start streeting so that will decrease the likelihood of latenesses.”
Godkiller started as a homespun digital animated series that exploded into 150 million homes with a genre-star-studded cast of collaborators including Davey Havok (singer AFI), Lance Henriksen (ALIENS), Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN franchise), Lydia Lunch (punk icon), Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Justin Pierre (singer Motion City Soundtrack), and Nicki Clyne (“BATTLESTAR GALACTICA”), inspiring a voracious fandom ranging from Godkiller tattoos to RPGs.
The weekly series starts from the beginning while broadening the Godkiller universe and taking the story in new directions, timed out to sync up with the rollout of the next Godkiller animated series.
Quantum physics. Weaponized orgasms. Fallen gods… and a boy on a quest for a heart to save his dying sister.
Creator/writer Matt Pizzolo (Wired Magazine’s “World’s Most Wired Comics Creator”) and Illustrator Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk spin the twisted tale of Tommy, a boy living with his dying younger sister in an orphanage run by fascist government The Republic. When he learns of an illicit stolen-organ trade catering to wealthy victims of atmospheric radiation, Tommy sneaks out of the orphanage and follows organ stealers Halfpipe and Angelfuck into the savage land of Outer City on a quest to find a new heart for his dying sister.
Issues 1-4 will street weekly in March with 5-8 following in April. You can see Ben Templesmith’s cover art for the first four issues below along with a few variants by Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk and Tim Seeley. For more info visit the official Black Mask Studios website.
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