New Graphic Novels From Metallica, Fall Out Boy, Def Leppard Coming

5 November 2022 | 11:32 am | Mary Varvaris

A new way to connect with your favourite artists.

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Who doesn't love music and comic books?

Metallica, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Def Leppard, The Beach Boys, and Redman are leading a new graphic novel series entitled Headshell, Vault Comics announced.

"Great musicians are storytellers. But some stories need to be told on the page," the website reads. "Headshell works with iconic recording artists to create unique graphic novels that resonate with artists and audiences. Headshell graphic novels present original stories inspired by artists' careers and music, giving fans an all new way to connect with the artists and music they love."

Lars Ulrich commented on the project, "The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them."

Wentz's statement revealed, "Creating a new graphic novel with Vault and one of my favourite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience–in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty, and super dark sense of humour and Vault's creative support throughout the entire process, I'm excited to share it with the world soon."

Wentz's graphic novel, which he worked on with Klein and Lisa Sterle, Dying Inside, will be the first in the series. Klein found fame with her short form Snapchat series Everything Is Fine, while artist Sterle is familiar with Vault thanks to her work on the previous releases Submerged and Witchblood.

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Brian Monaco, Sony Music Publishing President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, shared, "We're honoured to partner with Def Leppard and Vault Comics to help bring Headshell's Hysteria to life. There are many exciting opportunities for songwriters across the graphic novel space, and I look forward to working with Vault to amplify the stories of SMP songwriters further."

Vault CEO Damian Wassel is also stoked about the partnerships; he said, "We have one overriding goal at Vault: to bring readers the very best comics and graphic novels. We're thrilled to bring that experience of creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music. I can't wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world."

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