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Vault Comics to Launch Musician-Focused Comic Imprint 'Headshell'

Ready to see your favorite bands across comic book panels? Indie publisher Vault Comics is launching a new comic imprint called Headshell. The division will feature comics with original stories inspired by music groups that are creating them.

The graphic novels in the Headshell series won’t be straight biographical tales, but rather original stories inspired by the artists’ careers and music. The first release will be Dying Inside from Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz, writer Hannah Klein (Everything is Fine), and artist Lisa Sterle (Witchblood). Future comics in the imprint will be created by Redman, Def Leppard, Metallica, and the Beach Boys, each with their own creative teams to be revealed at a later time.

Fall Out Boy's Wentz said in a press release, “Creating a new graphic novel with Vault and one of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience — in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty, and super dark sense of humor and Vault’s creative support throughout the entire process, I’m excited to share it with the world soon.”

“We’re thrilled to bring that experience creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music,” continued Vault CEO Damian Wassel. “I can’t wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world.”

For Metallica, the Headshell series will be their second project in the comic book/graphic novel world. In 2014, they partnered with writer Jim McCarthy and illustrator Brian Williamson for the biographical project Nothing Else Matters. Of the new partnership with Headshell, drummer Lars Ulrich said, “The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them.”

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Article Image: Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz, who has created the first Headshell comic, appears at the "Halloween Road" Freeform premiere in 2021. (imagepressagency via DepositPhotos.)

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