Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame is putting pen to paper and scripting a new book for Dark Horse Comics. The coolest part? It’s a sequel to an album.
I had no idea this was even going on, but apparently the upcoming Stone Sour album (which’ll actually be released in two parts) tells a complete story written by the band’s frontman, Corey Taylor.
House of Gold and Bones is still a bit of a mystery at this point as far as plot, but with part one of the album releasing at the end of this month it won’t be for long. All in all, the 23 tracks that stretch across disc’s one and two of House of Gold and Bones were written as one linear story meant to be listened to straight through- that’s pretty cool however you slice it.
The comic book version of House plays right along with the disc/MP3 and will go on sale next year (along with the second album). It’ll expand and grow the storyline behind the music and is both written and penciled by Taylor. Is there anything the man doesn’t do?!?
To say that long time comic book fan Taylor is pretty happy about all of this by the way, is probably putting it mildly:
“I’ve been a die-hard fan of comics, on every level, my entire life,” says Taylor. “This has been a dream of mine for years now, and this project was tailor made for a comic, no pun intended. I couldn’t have picked a better company than Dark Horse to make this a reality. I have loved several of their titles for many years, going back to ’92. If we can get this crazy world out of my head and onto the canvas, it’ll be the best thing I’ve ever attempted. And with Dark Horse, I have every confidence that’s exactly what we’ll do.”
House of Gold and Bones (from Dark Horse) will be a four part mini-series and will feature covers by Jason Shawn Alexander (of Abe Sapien) and -again- pencils and words by Taylor… show off.
Look for Stone Sour’s House of Gold and Bones part 1 at stores and online on October 22nd. House of Gold and Bones from Dark Horse Comics will debut in April of 2013 and the second part of the album is set for release ‘next year’. No firm date yet for that one.
Oh, and if you’re going to be in NYC this week for Comic Con and would like to meet Corey, you can stop by Dark Horse’s booth and snag yourself an autograph on Saturday at 3pm. How’s that for timely?
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