The six-part series arrives in October just ahead of the release of the band’s highly-anticipated album.
Andy Biersack and Black Veil Brides have shared details or a collaborative effort with the Opus imprint under Incendium to launch a six-part series of comic books based on the band’s soon to be released sixth album, The Phantom Tomorrow.
The Brides first introduced the highly-anticipated project late last year with the release of the lead single and accompanying visual for “Scarlett Cross.” The expansive narrative at the core of the album follows the protagonist in Dennis Kane, a brilliant scientist whose ego ultimately becomes his undoing. Reborn as Blackbird, shamed intellectual who desperately seeks redemption become an unlikely hero.
Supplemental singles in “Fields of Bone” and the unapologetically heavy “Crimson Skies” added additional chapters to the layered play of The Phantom Tomorrow while showcasing the musical evolution of one of rock’s music’s most visionary collectives.
Given the imaginative storyline of the album, it only makes sense that a comic book translation of the songs had to be the next logical step. Biersack glowed about the project and how it serves as a creative companion to the album, “We are so excited to release this series and build on the world that we have developed for Blackbird, 9, Scarlet and the entire Phantom Tomorrow universe that BVB fans have come to know over the past year via our music videos and other visual mediums.”
Beirsack shared how the world of comic books and graphic novels has long been a part of creative DNA. “Growing up I was heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane and many other iconic writers and artists in the comics field. To have the chance to create and develop an original character that both pulls from those influences as well as creates new and compelling story arcs is a dream come true. I believe that in Michael Moreci we have found the perfect writer and collaborator and the partnership with Incendium is an ideal match to deliver rock and comic fans a memorable character driven experience. We believe this book will serve as an excellent companion to our upcoming album and helps us to fully tell the story of The Phantom Tomorrow.”
The comic books are set to ship in October, bolstering the October 29th arrival of the Sumerian Records album, The Phantom Tomorrow. Fans can pre-order the comics and an assortment of collectibles and soft goods – HERE