Z2 Comics Partners with Skillet to Create Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel
More and more bands have been opting to create comic books lately and I am all for it (Slayer, Babymetal and Gwar, to name a few). Creative endeavors like comics give fans insight into the creative minds of the band members outside the realm of music, and they’re interesting reads with vivid artwork and imaginative storylines.
This time, the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Skillet has teamed up with Z2 comics, who’ve worked alongside Babymetal and Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) in the past, to bring their story, Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel, to life. Writers Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters of Random Shock Studios, the same studio that brought you Assassin’s Creed: Uprising and Doctor Who, have been brought onboard to write the comic alongside Skillet.
John Cooper of Skillet says:
“I am beyond thrilled about Eden. It has always been a dream of mine to create a comic. Comics are still an important part of my life today and I can now share that love with my children with the release of this book. In many ways, this graphic novel is a natural extension of Skillet’s career. It is about perseverance, unlikely heroes, and faith in what you believe. I hope that the fans love it!”
The comic book tells the story of the two main characters, John and Korey (based on the real-life Coopers), who must uncover what lies behind a prophecy threatening to consume them in order to save their family and town. The main characters, alongside bandmates Seth Morrison and Jen Ledger, set out on a quest that takes them through the barren wastelands and gleaming cities of a near-future Tennessee to tell a tale about survival, determination, and strength of personal beliefs.
Check out renditions by the comic book’s artist, Chris Hunt below.