Comic book and graphic novel publisher Dynamite proudly announces that legendary rock star Alice Cooper will star in an upcoming comic book series, slated for release in 2014.
“We’re doing many cool things with Dynamite, beginning with a new comics series which I am very excited about. I always say that the best thing about being in a comic book is that they draw you with great abs!” says Alice Cooper. “Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium. There is so much you can do in the form of a comic that we’d never been able to do on stage. It’s just a different way of storytelling, and it really has almost limitless possibilities. We’re looking forward to stretching the existing boundaries of the comic medium again. We have new stories to tell, but we’ll do it with the same theatrical, sinister sensibility that comes with the name ‘Alice Cooper’. This is just the beginning! Welcome to my NEW Nightmares!”
Renowned as the “Godfather of Shock Rock”, Alice Cooper is an icon of rock ‘n roll with a career spanning five decades. A Detroit native, Cooper has released 26 albums over the course of his illustrious career, and maintains a reputation as one of the most theatrical live performers in history, often incorporating elaborate horror movie and vaudeville sensibilities into his stage shows. In addition to his musical career, he is an avid golfer, film actor, restaurateur, and radio DJ.
Alice Cooper has been a subject and contributor to comic books over the years, first appearing as the centerpiece of a 1972 issue of Marvel Premiere. As a companion to his 1994 concept album The Last Temptation, Cooper released a graphic novel of the same name, written by bestselling and critically acclaimed author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) and illustrated by Michael Zulli. Cooper also contributed a story in the Treehouse of Horror comic in 1995, a Halloween-themed spin-off from The Simpsons.
“Alice Cooper’s on-stage persona, the ultimate shock rocker, is perfect for comic books,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. “From his comic book debut in Marvel Premiere to The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman, I’ve enjoyed the appearances Alice has made in comics. We are excited to develop captivating and hypnotic comic storylines that incorporate the Sinister Showman’s gothic flair and grandiose vision. This is going to be one hell of a ride!”
About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.