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There’s no band in the world like BABYMETAL, whose hit songs like “Distortion,” “KARATE,” and “Gimme Chocolate!!,” have captured the imaginations of fans around the globe. This fall, BABYMETAL will venture into the publishing world with the original graphic novel APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL, which explores the unknown mythology of the band. In advance of New York Comic Con, Amuse Group USA – a subsidiary of BABYMETAL’s powerhouse management company Amuse, Inc. – and Z2 Comics are announcing a Deluxe Edition of the eagerly anticipated graphic novel, which will be released in a collectible 10×16 Clamshell Box, include 3 original prints, and will be signed and sketched by illustrator GMB Chomichuk. APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL Deluxe Edition is limited to 500 copies and will retail for $199.99, with shipping available worldwide, and will be available exclusively at https://www.z2comics.com.

In the story, a mission from the Fox God– an entity frequently highlighted in BABYMETAL’s music and performances – takes three reincarnating protagonists on a time-traveling journey from prehistoric Kyoto to modern day New York City. Now available for preorder online via AmazonASMARTBarnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, the standard edition of the book will be in comic book stores and bookstores on October 30, 2018 and retail for $24.99.

Until now, the publication of APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL has largely been shrouded in secrecy, but that will begin to change at New York Comic Con. On Thursday, October 4th, GMB Chomichuk will appear at an APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL panel, where he will detail the development and creation of the graphic novel. The panel will be held at the Main Stage of Anime Fest at NYCC from 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Z2 Comics will also be selling 3 limited edition APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL posters at Anime Fest booth # 5319  and NYCC booth # 1255.

via Amuse USA and Z2 Comics

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