The press release follows:
Media Release — Z2 Comics, the leader in music-inspired graphic novels, and legendary metal trailblazer King Diamond have announced a Platinum Edition Bundle of Abigail, the previously announced graphic novelization of the iconic 1987 album. The Abigail Platinum Edition Bundle includes a 15-inch long model of the 18th-century hearse featured on the cover art from Studio Dzyan’s Torbjörn Jörgensen and Thomas Holm—representing the titular Black Horsemen from the album’s ninth and final track.
“Watching Abigail possess a new medium has been a huge thrill,” King Diamond says. “The new hearse toy is the perfect touch to usher this project into your home.”
Set for release in late November 2021, King Diamond’s Abigail exhumes the concept album as a graphic novel, written by King Diamond with Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots, Lucifer, Arkham City) and drawn by Damien Worm (The October Faction, Dark Souls). The bundle also includes art prints and greeting cards illustrated by Damien Worm, Dicky Candra, and Torbjörn Jörgensen.
King Diamond’s Abigail recounts the story of Miriam Natias and Jonathan La Fey, a couple who inherit a family mansion in 1845. Unfortunately, their new homestead is inhabited by the ghost of a mummified infant adamant on reclaiming its life.
“The haunted image of the horse-drawn hearse on the cover of King Diamond’s Abigail album is as iconic as the songs contained within it,” Z2 Senior Editor Rantz Hoseley explains. “It’s an image that drips with an atmosphere and dread so tangible it almost has a physical form. We are proud to ensure this legendary image has been faithfully and artfully captured into this collectible, as the coachmen drive the hearse into the darkest night with the coffins of Abigail and her mother.”
The Platinum Edition Bundle of King Diamond’s Abigail Graphic Novel includes:
• an oversized hardcover deluxe version of the graphic novel
• a limited edition 15”-long, 8.8-lbs. Abigail 18th Century Hearse
• a graphic novel slipcase, an Abigail graphic noble picture disc LP
• five exclusive art prints
• five exclusive greeting cards
• a King Diamond Halloween Mask
King Diamond’s Abigail, The Limited Edition Abigail 18th Century Hearse and the Platinum bundle are both set to release Friday, October 1st 2021, available on the Z2 Comics webstore.
About Z2 Comics:
Z2 Comics is the premier destination for official music-related graphic novels, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, directors and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, Z2 has collaborated with such diverse artists as Blondie, Elvis Presley, Gorillaz, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, Rico Nasty and Paul Oakenfold, as well as debut comic works by Grammy-nominated artists Sturgill Simpson, Poppy and Anthrax. Additionally, the company has tapped top talent for the official graphic biographies of such pop-culture legends as The Grateful Dead, Beethoven and Charlie “Bird” Parker. In 2021, Z2 will publish graphic novel tie-ins to essential albums by The Doors, Ronnie James Dio, All Time Low with many more to be announced in the coming months.
About King Diamond:
KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Twice Grammy nominated and revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera. KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal; from video game appearances and major festival and touring appearances have taken the living legend into the spotlight and in front of new throngs of metal fans. KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in the history of heavy metal, and the tale is not over yet.
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