Z2 Comics and The Doors have teamed to create a graphic novel based on the band’s Morrison Hotel album, which is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Z2’s Morrison Hotel will feature some of the lore that led to their status as the architects of counterculture, influencing artists, poets, and outsiders for generations to come, set against the backdrop of the close of the free spirit of the 1960s into the tumultuous 1970s. A decade in which women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, and many Americans joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam.
“Very few bands have had such lasting importance to American rock history as The Doors, and to be able work with them directly is unreal” says Z2 publisher, Josh Frankel in a press release. “To have been afforded the honor to add to the band’s enduring legacy with their first comic anthology further cements Z2’s status as the premier publisher of comics for music fans, and an honor we don’t take lightly.”
Morrison Hotel is an anthology book written by Leah Moore, and the surviving members of The Doors.
The 144-page graphic novel is expected to arrive on October 13, 2020.