Chicago’s hardcore heroes Rise Against are partnering with writer Shaun Simon for the Nowhere Generation graphic novel.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Rise Against follows up on their appearance on the comic book soundtrack to DC Comics’ Dark Nights: Death Metal with a graphic novel of their own: Nowhere Generation, to be released by Z2 Comics this October! The band teams with Shaun Simon (True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Electric Century) and artists Sally Cantirino, Val Halvorson, Huseyin Ozkan, Soo Lee and more to be announced, inspired by the band’s brand new album of the same name.
The world is a powder keg – a system that favors power, wealth, and status – and we’re well past the tipping point. Nowhere Generation: Presented by Rise Against is more than just a tale of rebellion fueled by the band’s passionate politics and artistic inspiration. This is a glimpse into the lives of the abandoned, a collection of down and out individuals coming together for a revolution; these are the stories of the ones who fight back.
Rise Against will bring the lyrical themes of their ninth studio album to comics this fall in Nowhere Generation: Presented by Rise Against, the official companion to their brand new album, available to preorder now in both a standard softcover and hardcover formats, as well as slipcase, deluxe and super deluxe editions featuring exclusive prints and and brand new vinyl colorway of the LP!
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, Beethovenand Charlie “Bird” Parker. In 2021, Z2 will publish graphic novel tie-ins to essential albums by The Doors, King Diamond, Ronnie James Dio, All Time Low with many more to be announced in the coming months.