Pantera Announce Graphic Novel Based On Vulgar Display Of Power

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You may have heard that Spiritbox have a graphic novel in the works based off their debut album, but did you know that Pantera is now getting into the comic book game? As reported by Metal Injection, Z2 Comics (who also teamed up with Spiritbox), are teaming up with Pantera for a graphic novel based on Vulgar Display Of Power. The book will feature adaptations of all eleven of the record’s tracks, and will feature the following talented artists:

Alan Robert (Life Of Agony)

Eric Peterson (Testament)

Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die)

Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory)

Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)

The book also includes these brilliant illustrators: Brian Ewing, Erik Rodriguez, Ryan Kelly, Steve Chanks, Kevin Mellon, John Pearson, and Danijel Zezelj. The cover art for the book was done by legendary tattoo artist and friend of the band Paul Booth.

Regarding this collaboration with the band, Booth said, “I’m not sure I can even express what a tremendous honor it has been to work on this project for Pantera. The first music tour I ever went out on, Pantera headlined. That was back in ’94 with Sepultura and Biohazard. To this day, I still compare every tour I’ve been on to that one as it really was the most special for me. This project has been an awesome experience and I greatly thank everyone involved!”

The Vulgar Display Of Power graphic novel is currently available for pre-order in softcover and hardcover, as well as in a variety of special edition packages. All of this you can find exclusively through Z2’s webstore.

You can find also find a variety of other covers below, each done by a different artist. Make sure you don’t miss out on picking this up!

Alan Robert cover
Danijel Zezelj cover
Erik Rodriguez cover
Paul Booth cover

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of Vulgar Display Of Power. Last week, we kicked off our celebration of the record, premiering HD remastered music videos of iconic songs off the record (alongside exclusive video footage of our interview with Phil Anselmo). Our exclusive music videos include “This Love,” “Mouth For War,” and “Walk.” We also talked with Arejay of Halestorm and Stephen of Deftones about what Pantera means to them.


Words by: Michael Pementel