You readers already know how much I love the comic book medium here on PiercingMetal if you’ve ever glanced at our monthly solicitations posts along with the occasional title review piece. Over the last few years we’ve found KISS doing a few titles and even the likes of Dimmu Borgir and while they are a different sort of thing – The Rock and Roll Comics series is something that really needs to return. With that in mind, it was awesome to find a new Kickstarter campaign being done for a GWAR comic book series. I’ll let the provided press release give you all the insight and then I’ll close up the issue with some final thoughts.
The Press Release:
JUST LAUNCHED on Kickstarter – GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a blasphemous and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series by shock rock legends GWAR, writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).
The Kickstarter can be found at GWARKICKSTARTER.COM and it ends in 31 Days.
Having already violated the art, music, and film worlds, now infamous scumdogs GWAR are coming for your comic books! Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this series? Hell no! There’s loads of laughs, violence, fun, and irreverent social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.
“I’ve been a fan of GWAR more than half my life,” said writer Matt Miner. “They’ve been one of my very favorite things since someone loaned 16-year-old me a cassette tape of SCUMDOGS OF THE UNIVERSE and my mind was warped for the better. This is the coolest thing I’ve ever done aside from punking the Westboro Baptist Church, making them proclaim that my comics will ‘Split Hell wide open.'”
In addition to the main story, every issue contains extras – shorts featuring X-COPS (GWAR’s cult-favorite 1990s side project, lampooning corrupt police) and the follies of SAWBORG DESTRUCTO, GWAR’s fearsome but mostly incompetent nemesis from Planet Scumdogia. Each issue will also feature art and story contributions from GWAR members themselves, starting with pieces by BOB GORMAN (Bonesnapper the Cave Troll) and MATT MAGUIRE (Sawborg Destructo).
To entice pledges on the Kickstarter, the team has come up with a treasure trove of goodies to reward loyal backers. Items range from comics and exclusive Kickstarter covers to limited edition T-shirts, original painted art on drum heads from GWAR themselves, painted baby GOR-GOR character dinosaurs, honest to God STAGE-USED GWAR PROPS, and tons of autographed merchandise, such as posters signed by the entire band, including the late, great Dave Brockie, who graced our puny human lives and made the world a much more fun place as the band’s ODERUS URUNGUS.
Again, the Kickstarter can be found at GWARKICKSTARTER.COM and it ends in 31 Days. So contribute now!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. Are you a big enough GWAR fan to want a copy of this comic book even if you are not someone who regularly stockpiles a weekly stash of titles at your local shop? I’d like to see this come to pass and should I get a copy in my hands will surely review it here on the site. I guess we will be seeing a lot of destructive action with loads of killing. Sort of like “The Walking Dead” but with a bit more humor. With the upcoming Election I am envisioning a lot of political eviscerating as well since that is what would likely happen during a GWAR show. I’ll give it a go for sure, but what about you? Is this something that interests you? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.gwar.net