Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power 30th Anniversary graphic novelErik Rodriguez

Pantera’s “Vulgar Display Of Power” To Be Celebrated With New Graphic Novel


The 30th anniversary of Pantera‘s landmark groove metal album “Vulgar Display Of Power” will be celebrated this year, in part with a newly announced graphic novel. An anthology of stories have been penned to adapt the 2x multi-platinum album’s eleven tracks, complete with contributions from some famous faces in the metal community.

Helping flesh out the featured stories/illustrations included in the book are:

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  • Alan Robert (Life Of Agony)
  • Eric Peterson (Testament)
  • Burton C. Bell (Ascension Of The Watchers, ex-Fear Factory)
  • Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die)
  • Steve Niles (‘30 Days Of Night‘)
  • Tony Lee (‘Beartooth: The Journey Below‘)
  • Brian Ewing
  • Ryan J. Downey
  • Erik Rodriguez
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Steve Chanks
  • Kevin Mellon
  • John Pearson
  • Danijel Zezelj

Z2 Comics will be releasing the book this September, with the cover art drawn by Paul Booth. Speaking of the project, the band’s former vocalist Philip Anselmo offered, “We’re really happy and excited to have this graphic novel come out for the fans, and to be a part of something special, as it pertains to its artists and creators.”

The group’s ex-bassist Rex Brown added, “Check out our killer new Vulgar graphic novel, can’t wait to check all of it out!! And neither will you!!”

Numerous extras will accompany the various editions of the upcoming release, with the deluxe and platinum sets featuring an exclusive vinyl pressing, a resin statue depicting the album’s infamous punch cover art and more. Pre-orders for the set can be found over at


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