While Metallica fans hunger for that long-awaited new studio album, they’ve got something else to hold them over, even if it’s just for an afternoon. The band’s three-and-a-half-decade-long history is being told in a new comic book.
“I’d written biographical comics about Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Miley Cyrus and Prince, and even crafted audiobooks about Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Michael Jackson, and Big Time Rush (all available through StormFront Media), but never a group with such a rabid fan base as Metallica,” said writer Michael L. Frizell in a release.
The interior art comes from artist Jayfri Hashim, who, as a Metallica fan, also helped research the book. “Metallica’s formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era,” he said. “Many people get it wrong when they say Metallica is a rock band. They’re not. They are the very definition of a metal band. They were daring, innovative, and the story of their beginning fascinates me.”