The first ever Iron Maiden comic book series is set to launch this autumn.
Based on the band’s hit mobile role-playing game of the same name, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is a joint venture with eminent US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing.
The series comprises of five issues with an overarching narrative penned by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, and art from Kevin J. West, Jason Gorder, and Santi Casas.
The first issue is released across the globe on Wednesday 11th October and UK fans can preorder their copy right here. The subsequent issues are then released monthly.
According to the press release, the plot synopsis reads: “When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds!
“Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.
“With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall - and thwarting a plot to unravel all of Creation!”
Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says, “As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie.
“Heavy Metal’s near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says, "After 40 years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art.
“With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy Of The Beast!"