MEGADETH- “Death By Design” Graphic Novel

MEGADETH have partnered with publisher Heavy Metal to create a new graphic novel celebrating the band’s 35th anniversary. The 350-page anthology fleshes out stories inspired by each of the songs on Megadeth‘s forthcoming greatest hits collection, “Warheads On Foreheads“, which is due out on March 22nd. Numerous writers and artists were hired on for the project, here’s the rundown:

Rattlehead“: Dan Fogler & Andy Belanger

Mechanix“: Ben Meares & DAF

Killing Is My Business“: Alex de Campi & Mack Chater

The Conjuring“: Llexi Leon & Kevin West

Wake Up Dead“: Tony Lee & Gyula Nemeth

Devils Island“: Sebastian Girmer & Esau Escorza

Good Mourning/Black Friday“: Leah Moore, John Reppion & Ben Templesmith

Set The World Afire“: Diego Agrimbau & Agustín Alessio

In My Darkest Hour“: David Baille & Conor Boyle

Holy Wars…The Punishment Due“: Tim Seeley & Ignacio Calero

Hangar 18“: Brendon Small & Belén Ortega

Tornado Of Souls“: Patrick Kindlon & Marco Turini

Rust In Peace…Polaris“: Hector Lima & Garrie Gastonny

Five Magics“: Johnathan LaMantia

Take No Prisoners“: ML Miller & Carlos Granda

Skin O’ My Teeth“: PM Buchan & John Pearson

Angry Again“: Homero Rios & Anton Kokarev

Symphony Of Destruction“: Justin Jordan & John Bivens

Sweating Bullets“: Sean Lewis & Axel Medellin

A Tout le Monde“: Llexi Leon & Richard Friend

Train Of Consequences“: James Harvey

Reckoning Day“: Jeff Burandt & Jason Gongour

Trust“: Frazer Irving

She-Wolf“: Curtis Pires & Antonio Fuso

Wanderlust“: Abraham Martínez & Patricio Delpeche

Dread And The Fugitive Mind“: Jonathan Land & Andrea Mutti

Blackmail The Universe“: Haylar García & Abel

Washington Is Next!“: Haylar García & Kevin Enhart

Head Crusher“: R.G. Llarena & Danijel Zezelj

Public Enemy No. 1“: John Ostrander & Miguel Mora

Kingmaker“: Brian Wood & Riccardo Burchielli

The Threat Is Real“: Joe Keatinge & Anand Radhakrishnan

Poisonous Shadows“: Christine Larsen

Death From Within“: Alex de Campi & Wilfredo Torres

Dystopia“: David Baille & Simeon Aston

Megadeth vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine commented of the project:

“I have always fantasized about Megadeth doing something this gloriously electrifying and gruesome. I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed working with Heavy Metal to put it together for you.”

Heavy Metal CEO Jeff Krelitz added:

“Since I was old enough to buy records, Megadeth has been one of my favorite bands, not only for the great storytelling in the music, but the world building imagery on the album covers. This opportunity to meld the two world together and tell stories inspired by their songs is a privilege that we are excited to present to the fans.”

The book will be presented in a 12.25″x12.25″ prestige album format and four different collector’s editions are planned:

  • Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine
  • FYE Exclusive Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design graphic novel signed by Dave Mustaine
  • Leather bound slipcase edition with 4-clear vinyl set of Warheads On Foreheads and Death By Design Graphic novel
  • Standard hardcover edition of Death By Design graphic novel

Megadeth: Death By Design” will be released on June 05th with initial pre-orders available at heavymetal.com.

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