Judas Priest will release a graphic novel called “Screaming For Vengeance.” Judas Priest just announced a collaboration with Z2 Comics. They will make an original graphic novel for the “Screaming For Vengence” album.
Judas Priest planned to release the original comic in July. For the celebrate 40th anniversary of their iconic album “Screaming For Vengence,” Judas Priest wanted to publish an original graphic novel.
Judas Priest released “Screaming For Vengeance” in 1982. The album is certificated double platinum in the United States. Also, It was certificated platinum in Canada. The album track “You Have Got Another Thing Comin” became one of the band’s signature songs. “Screaming For Vengeance” reached number 11 on the UK album chart. No 17 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Pop albums. This was a massive achievement for the new band. The album brought Judas Priest massive success beyond their expectations. That’s why Screaming For Vengeance” album has a special place in Judas Priest band’s hearth. That’s why Judas Priest wanted to celebrate “Screaming For Vengence”‘s 40th anniversary.
Judas Priest announced details about the original graphic novel on their official Facebook account. You can read the details below:
“500 years from now, a ring of cities orbit high above the surface of a dead world, controlled by a ruling elite that maintains power through manipulation and brutality. When a naïve engineer inadvertently threatens the status quo with his vital scientific discovery… a bloodstone… he is betrayed by those he trusted and cast out to the broken planet below. In the wreckage and desolation of a broken world where every day is a battle for survival, he must choose between accepting his new life in exile…or screaming for vengeance.”
Judas Priest will work with the talented writers, Rantz Hoseley and Neil Kleid to create the novel. Also, they work with Christopher Mitten for drawings. Writers are excited about the project. Rantz Hosley said:
“I cannot overstate what an inspiration Judas Priest has been to me, personally. I was already a fan of the band when ‘Screaming For Vengeance’ was released, but no one was ready for the impact it had. That incredible cover art? Those songs? That album became my daily soundtrack and creative fuel, to the point where I wore the cassette out in my car. To be able to contribute to a project inspired by these songs that mean so much to me? Well, that is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously.”
You can check out Judas Priest‘s Facebook post about Screaming For Vengence graphic novel.
If you are interested in a graphic novel, you can pre-order the novel with this link.
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