Z2 Comics has announced it will be publishing the first-ever graphic novel of Freddie Mercury's life and career this fall.
The novel is called Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. It was created in partnership with University Music Group and Mercury Songs Ltd, and is based on Mercury's autobiography Freddie Mercury: A Life, in His Own Words.
Penned by Tres Dean, the graphic novel will take a look into the powerhouse singer’s childhood in Zanzibar and his rise to fame as the charismatic frontman of one of the world’s greatest rock bands: Queen. Illustrations are by Kyla Smith, Robin Richardson, Safiya Zerrougui, Tammy Wang, and Amy Liu, with an accompanying cover painting by David Mack.
Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs is available for pre-order in standard 136-page softcover and hardcover editions. It will be available in comic and book shops, as well as record stores in November.
Z2 Comics is also selling a limited hardcover deluxe edition of the graphic novel. It contains an exclusive vinyl LP and limited edition prints by Sarah Jones, Kyla Smith, and Sanya Anwar.
See Z2's Twitter announcement and the cover art below.
JUST ANNOUNCED - @freddie_mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs!🎙— Z2 Comics (@Z2comics) May 21, 2021
The official graphic novel tells the story of the iconic musician's life from childhood in Zanzibar + formative years in England, to becoming the world’s beloved rock star!
Pre-order: https://t.co/XJJleVSjgb pic.twitter.com/Rn5QyI5PYf
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Article Image: An illustration of Freddie Mercury. (PSArtDesignStudio via DepositPhotos.)