News: Skillet’s Debut Graphic Novel EDEN, Poised To Be Z2 Comics’ Best-Selling Book Of All Time
Skillet’s Debut Graphic Novel, EDEN, Poised to be Z2 Comic’s Best-Selling Book of All Time
YouTube Premiers Trailer for Bonus Track
“Dreaming of Eden” Lyric Video
Nashville, TN (September 13, 2019) – After temporarily selling out at Amazon, multi-platinum rock band Skillet’s debut graphic novel, EDEN:A Skillet Graphic Novel, is poised to be Z2 Comic’s best-selling book of all time. Already being called a ‘must-read for comic and music fans alike,’ (Age of the Nerd), the book is one Amazon’s top new releases and falls on the heels of the release of the critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated band’s No. 1 Rock Album, Victorious.Today, YouTube premiered the trailer for the bonus track, “Dreaming of Eden’s” lyric video that accompanies purchase the comic.
“EDEN is already on track to be our best selling book of all time,” remarked Z2 Comics’ Josh Frankel. “I am extremely proud of this book as it stands as one of the best things we published in my estimation, and furthermore to fulfill a market need for quality spiritual entertainment has been an personal desire of mine for a long time. The publication of this book is important not just professionally but personally.”
EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel is based on an original story idea created by Skillet frontman John Cooper alongside the creative team of Z2 Comics: Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy. Writers Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters of Random Shock Studios wrote the comic with Cooper. Artist Chris Hunt created the cover and interior pages of the comic.
The story of EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel follows the two main characters of John and Korey (based on the real life Coopers). To save their family and town they must uncover the mystery of what lies behind the dreams of a prophecy that threaten to consume them. They set out on a quest that will take them through the barren wastelands and gleaming cities of a near-future Tennessee. Bandmates Seth Morrison and Jen Ledger are also focal characters in the story about survival, determination and strength of personal beliefs.
Skillet recently wrapped their first of two co-headlining U.S. fall tours, the VICTORIOUS WAR tour concluded last weekend following sell outs and packed crowds in several markets including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, NV., Spokane, WA., Salt Lake City, UT., and Reno, NV. A 21-city trek with Alter Bridge, the VICTORIOUS SKY tour will begin September 22 in Baltimore. November 6 marks a European headlining jaunt through the remainder of the year, much of which is already sold out, including stops in London, Paris, Hamburg and Budapest. For tickets and more tour information, please visit: www.Skillet.com/tour.
VICTORIOUS SKY tour dates:
22 – Baltimore, MD/MECU Pavillion
24 – New York, NY/Terminal 5
25 – Philadelphia, PA/The Met
27 -Columbus, OH/Expess Live!
28 – Grand Rapids, MI/20 Monroe Live
30 – Toronto, ON, Canada/REBEL
1 – Montreal, QC, Canada/MTELUS
3 -Worcester, MA/Palladium
5 – Cleveland, OH/Agora Theater
6 – Detroit, MI/The Filmore
8 – Maplewood, MN/Myth
10- Chicago, IL/The Chicago Theater
11- Kansas City, MO/Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
13- Manchester, TN/Exit 111 2019 *Festival date
14- St. Louis, MO/The Pageant
16- Mobile, AL/The Saengar Theater
17- Birmingham, AL/Avondale Brewing Company
19- San Antonio,TX/Vibes Event Center
20- Dallas, TX/The Bomb Factory
22- St. Petersburg, FL/Jannus Live
24/25 – Orlando, FL/House of Blues
About Z2 Comics: Z2 Comics have made a name for themselves releasing quality graphic novels in to the marketplace since 2012. In 2016, Z2 began collaborating with musicians to create graphic novels centered on unique stories and exclusive music. That ideal led them to work with the likes of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), DJ Paul Oakenfold, jazz trumpeter Dave Chisholm and others. 2018 marked another landmark year as Z2 partnered with Japanese metal band BABYMETAL on Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal, which is one of the biggest selling graphic novels Z2 has released. With the upcoming release of Andy Biersack’s The Ghost Of Ohio in 2019 and other soon-to-be-named partnerships, Z2 Comics continues to push the envelope with their music and comics integrations.
About Skillet: One of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum Wisconsin quartet Skillet—John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]—write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed the band as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum Awake. Its breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with 285 Million global audio streams. 2016’s Unleashed bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going #1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified Unleashed became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL. Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on CONAN and graced the pages of USA Today and New York Times, to name a few. In 2018 alone, the band clocked 1 billion streams. This momentum continues on their 2019 tenth full-length, Victorious. With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet.