Back in January, Megadeth revealed the track listing for their 35th Anniversary greatest hits album Warheads On Foreheads. Now the band has announced their collaboration with premiere comics publisher, Heavy Metal. The collaboration will be called Death by Design and is scheduled to be released June 5th. The project consists of a 350-page anthology of comic stories inspired by each song on the album. Megadeth’s beloved mascot, Vic Rattlehead will be the focal point of the adventure and provide insight to the Megadeth universe. Over 50 talented artists, actors and more will lend a hand with the storytelling.
Below are some notable names:
Brendan Small (creator of Metalocalypse)
Belen Ortega (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts And Where To find Them)
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash)
Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)
Brian Wood (DMZ)
Justin Jordan & John Bivens (Spread)
Leah Moore & John Reppion (Judge Dredd)
Joe Keatingue (Popgun)
Christine Larsen (Holy Diver)
Frazier Irving (Annihilator)
Frontman, Dave Mustaine expressed his excitement about the project.
“I have always fantasized about Megadeth doing something this gloriously electrifying and gruesome. I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed working with Heavy Metal to put it together for you.”
Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal added:
“Since I was old enough to buy records, Megadeth has been one of my favorite bands, not only for the great storytelling in the music, but the world building imagery on the album covers. This opportunity to meld the two world together and tell stories inspired by their songs is a privilege that we are excited to present to the fans.”
The graphic novel will be available in 4 different collector’s editions:
- Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine. Pre-order this location.
- FYE Exclusive Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine. Will be available at FYE retail outlets.
- Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design graphic novel. Pre-order this location.
- Standard hardcover edition of DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel. Pre-order this location.