Z2 Comics, who is also partnering up with Spiritbox and Pantera for their books, is joining forces with heavy metal rockers Judas Priest for an original graphic novel to be released this July. The graphic novel will arrive in time for the anniversary of the band’s album Screaming For Vengeance. The graphic novel is called: Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance.
The creative team behind the book involves writers Rantz Hoseley and Neil Kleid, as well as artist Christopher Mitten. The graphic novel’s narrative involves the following:
“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.”
The Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance graphic novel will be released in both softcover and hardcover formats in July 2022. It will be available to purchase in bookstores, comic shops, and record stores. There will be a standard edition, deluxe edition, super deluxe edition, and a platinum edition. Each edition comes with a variety of special goodies. You can now preorder the graphic novel exclusively through the Z2 web site.
Below you can find photos of the band holding the graphic novel and the cover art for the Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance graphic novel. Will you be picking up yourself a copy of this book?
Words by: Michael Pementel