California’s Black Veil Brides have announced details of a forthcoming comic book series called ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’ to accompany their upcoming album of the same name.
The series follows Dennis Kane, a scientist with an intellect matched only by his massive ego. When his hubris causes the world fall apart around him, a dark avenger is born of his agonising shame. Resurrected as Blackbird – a mysterious figure caught between life and death – he desperately seeks redemption, willing to fight through hell and back to get it. The Blackbird’s quest becomes a beacon of hope to the downtrodden, and their uprising is coming.
Frontman Andy Biersack had this to say about the forthcoming comic book series, and how it was working on the project with writer Michael Moreci (Stranger Things, Batman: Detective Comics).
“We are so excited to release this series and build on the world that we have developed for Blackbird, 9, Scarlet and the entire Phantom Tomorrow universe that Black Veil Brides fans have come to know over the past year via our music videos and other visual mediums. Growing up I was heavily influenced by the works of Alan Moore, Todd McFarlane and many other iconic writers and artists in the comics field. To have the chance to create and develop an original character that both pulls from those influences as well as creates new and compelling story arcs is a dream come true. I believe that in Michael Moreci we have found the perfect writer and collaborator and the partnership with Incedium is an ideal match to deliver rock and comic fans a memorable character driven experience. We believe this book will serve as an excellent companion to our upcoming album and helps us to fully tell the story of ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’.”
Illustrations for the comic series were created by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Borderlands), with the cover artwork created by Ryan Christensen.
The first printing of each issue will be limited to 2000 copies at the $18.95 (appoximately £13.86), and are available to order from incendium.online. The first issue is available to order now and ships in October 2021.
The band’s sixth album, ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’, will be released on October 29th 2021 via Sumerian Records.