The Megadeth – DEATH BY DESIGN graphic novel anthology from Heavy Metal Magazine is released in comic stores today!
The book accompanies the release of WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS – 35 remastered tracks covering 35 years of Megadeth, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine in 3CD, Digital and 4LP formats.
DEATH BY DESIGN is a 350 page, 12”x12” hardback featuring 35 stories inspired by the 35 tracks on the new album, curated by Dave Mustaine.
Working in close collaboration with HEAVY METAL, we collected an unprecedented pool of talent for MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN‚ making it any comic book or MEGADETH fan’s dream. Brendan Small (creator of Metalocalypse) teams with Belen Ortega (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) for Hangar 18. Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts And Where To find Them) writes an apocalyptic tale insanely drawn by Andy Belanger (Southern Cross) for Rattlehead. An A-list talent pool rounds out the roster featuring Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Brian Wood (DMZ), Justin Jordan & John Bivens (Spread), Leah Moore & John Reppion (Judge Dredd), Joe Keatingue (Popgun), Christine Larsen (Holy Diver), Frazier Irving (Annihilator) and more than 50 other talented creators.
Leah and I had the pleasure of teaming up with Ben Templesmith (who we worked with ten years ago on the Doctor Who one-shot THE WHISPERING GALLERY) on a story based on “Black Friday“, from Megadeth’s 1986 album Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? – one of my all time favourite tracks by the band.
DEATH BY DESIGN can be ordered direct from shop.heavymetal.com, or from all your usual online, or bricks and mortar comic suppliers.