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Calling All Bohabs: GWAR Need Your Help Making Their New Comic Book

  • Axl Rosenberg

If you love GWAR, I assume you love comic books, and will therefore probably love this: GWAR have just launched a crowdfunding campaign for GWAR: Orgasmageddon, which a press release describes as “a blasphemous and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series,” which sounds kinda like a fucked-up hybrid of Grant Morrison’s Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey:

“Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.”

Hm. I wonder if GWAR do any killing in this thing?

The press release goes on detail the series’ bonus content:

“In addition to the main story, every issue contains extras – shorts featuring X-COPS (GWAR’s cult-favorite 1990s side project, lampooning corrupt police) and the follies of Sawborg Destructo, GWAR’s fearsome but mostly incompetent nemesis from Planet Scumdogia. Each issue will also feature art and story contributions from GWAR members themselves, starting with pieces by Bob Gorman (Bonesnapper the Cave Troll) and Matt Maguire(Sawborg Destructo).”

The creative team behind the comic includes writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight). And because it wouldn’t be a comic book without a bunch of variant covers… luckily, these are all pretty rad:

Issue 1 standard cover - art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, color by Josh Jensen
Issue 1 standard cover – art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, color by Josh Jensen
Variant cover by Matt Maguire
Variant cover by Matt Maguire
Variant cover by Christian DiBari
Variant cover by Christian DiBari

Go here to contribute before the campaign’s conclusion at the end of November. There are, of course, a ton of cool goodies to be had in exchange for your help, the coolest of which is probably some merch signed by the late Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus). Nice!

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