The original album included I Am The Law, a thunderous tribute to UK comic 2000 AD’s most famous character, Judge Dredd, and a song that provided guitarist Scott Ian with the perfect opportunity to indulge a newfound love. Scott had discovered Dredd after visiting London’s Forbidden Planet store while on a promo trip for second album Spreading The Disease in early 1986. And now the band have gone a step further.
“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me” says drummer Charlie Benante. “I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein [head of business development at Z2 Comics] brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album Among the Living. I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfil that dream.
“I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project. As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80s, it was an honour to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!”
The Among the Living graphic novel will feature original stories from writers including Grant Morrison, Gerard and Mikey Way, Rob Zombie, Corey Taylor, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rick Remender, Brian Posehn, Brian Azzarello, and Joseph Trohman. Illustrations will comes from the likes of Scott Koblish, Darrick Robertson, Roland Boschi, Maan House, Dave Johnson, Erik Rodriguez. JG Jones and Eric Powell.
Among the Living will be released in multiple formats, including deluxe and super deluxe editions, which will include a vinyl picture disc, a gold record award, t-shirt, a MadBalls toy and a set of art prints.
Among The Living will be published in April 2021, but is available to preorder now. Z2 have previously published graphic novels in association with BabyMetal, Dio, Grateful Dead, The Doors, Ice Nine Kills. Poppy, Skillet and Yungblud, amongst others.
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- Anthrax - In My World - UK - 10" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2021 13:20)on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm
ANTHRAX In My World (1990 UK limited edition 10" vinyl single, also including Keep It In The Family, housed in 'revolving' picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some light general wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play 10IS470)
- Anthrax - I'm The Man - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jan-2021 12:09)on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm
ANTHRAX I'm The Man (1987 UK 3-track 12" single featuring the 'Extremely Def Ill Uncnsored' live version of I'm The Man, along with live versions of Caught In A Mosh & I Am The Law, all tracks recorded on the 1987 A.T.L. World Tour. The picture sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to the edges and the vinyl shows only light signs of play)
- Anthrax - Got The Time - Poster Sleeve - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jan-2021 09:30)on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm
ANTHRAX Got The Time (1990 UK limited edition 3-track 12" single, also including I'm The Man [The Illest Version Ever] recorded live In Japan & Who Put This Together, fold-out poster picture sleeve. The sleeve does show signs of being displayed, but the vinyl shows few signs of play 12IS476)
- Anthrax - Hy Pro Glo - UK - CD single - £9.99, $12.49, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 03-Nov-2020 12:57)on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm
ANTHRAX Hy Pro Glo (1993 UK 3-track European Tour Souvenir CD featuring the Edit version, also includes Room For One More (Live Version) & the prevously unreleased track London, picture sleeve EKR178CD)
- Anthrax - Black Lodge - UK - CD single - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 03-Nov-2020 12:56)on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm
ANTHRAX Black Lodge (1993 UK limited edition 4-track CD single featuring the Edit and Black Strings Mix, also including Pottersfield HypoLuxa/Hermes Pan Remix & Love Her All I Can, individually numbered picture sleeve with one bonus 'white noise' stickers EKR171CD)
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