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Judas Priest Announce “Screaming For Vengeance” Graphic Novel & ‘Hellion’ Statue


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Judas Priest‘s 2x multi-platinum 1982 album “Screaming For Vengeance” serves as the inspiration for a new graphic novel set to be released in July of 2022. The band have partnered with Z2 Comics for that release, having enlisted writers Rantz Hoseley (Comic Book Tattoo, the Heroin Diaries) and Neil Kleid (Savor), and artist Christopher Mitten (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) to flesh out the book.

An official press release states:

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‘500 years from now, a ring of cities orbit high above the surface of a dead world, controlled by a ruling elite that maintains power through manipulation and brutality. When a naïve engineer inadvertently threatens the status quo with his vital scientific discovery… A BLOODSTONE… he is betrayed by those he trusted and cast out to the broken planet below. In the wreckage and desolation of a broken world where every day is a battle for survival, he must choose between accepting his new life in exile…or SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE.’

Hoseley commented:

“I cannot overstate what an inspiration Judas Priest has been to me, personally. I was already a fan of the band, when ‘Screaming for Vengeance‘ was released, but no one was ready for the impact it had. That incredible cover art? Those songs? That album became my daily soundtrack and creative fuel, to the point where I wore the cassette out in my car. To be able to contribute to a project inspired by these songs that mean so much to me? Well, that is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously.”

An extensive interview with the original cover artist for the album Doug Johnson will be featured in the graphic novel, while extras include limited edition vinyl, art prints, patches, pins and a Hellion statute complete with working ‘electric eyes’. Pre-orders can be found here.

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