Sunday, September 13, 2009

Exodus Gets Inked: Thrash Icons to be Featured in Comic Book by Terminal Press

Nuclear Blast Records and Terminal Press have joined forces to produce a new apocalyptic horror comic book featuring Exodus. The comic/metal crossover, entitled Exodus: Death Begets Death, will feature the Bay Area thrash metal legends in a futuristic tale of war and the supernatural.

Terminal Press has issued the following premise for the comic:

Set in a ruined America of the near future, the story follows two war generals who rule over military fiefdoms the size of time zones. General Scraw controls the west coast, while his twin brother General Scraggg reigns from a seat in Las Vegas. The twins amuse themselves by sending the military’s toughest war toys, the Shovel Headed Kill Machines, into the deserts of the MidWaste to exterminate the human rabble that scrabbles for survival there. But when General Scraw learns that his military has been wiped out by a supernatural being calling herself the Earth Mother, he sends five crazed men who may or may not be the members of EXODUS from the bowels of his own prison to stop her. But many more people will die before the strange woman gets what she wants, and the twin generals will learn the price of their own misdeeds.

The one-shot comic will draw on a number concepts from the band itself, particularly those relating to their music and lyrics. "As many things as we get to do as a band, traveling the world, getting paid to drink and play thrash metal, I don't think anything can touch being immortalized in our own comic book!" said guitarist Gary Holt.

Exodus: Death Begets Death is written by Keith McCleary and features the artwork of Rolo Ledesma as well as colours by Narek Gevorgian. It is set to hit shelves in early 2010.

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