A massive signing tour and a raft of retailer exclusive covers for GWAR: Orgasmageddon has been announced, invading comic shops over the course of their 4 issue comic books series published by Dynamite.
The signing tour kicks off this week on June 7th with the arrival of the first issue, for the series about the heavy metal band by the same name, written by Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), drawn by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colored by Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), lettered by Taylor Esposito (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and edited by Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).
You can check out Comicon.com’s recent interview with Matt Miner about the series right here.
GWAR is a music group who has “drenched the music and film world in gore, humor, and political/social satire for 30 years”, and now these comics bring the world of the band to new fans and longtime followers alike.
Series co-writer Matt Miner says:
You already love bonkers fun comics about dinosaurs, giant robots, monsters, aliens, and enough blood spew to drown drown a small nation anyways, so you’re gonna love the GWAR book. It’s written as a perfect jumping-on point for people unfamiliar with the band, but still has enough juicy tidbits to make the die-hard fans go ‘oh yeah, I remember that awesome thing!
Here’s the low-down on the GWAR: Orgasmageddon Signing Tour:
- June 7: GWAR comic release/signing party at 2nd & Charles in Richmond, VA. Meet GWAR live and in-costume and co-writer Matt Miner! Don’t miss this!
- June 7: Series artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer signs GWAR #1 at Sanctum Tattoos & Comics in Birmingham, AL.
- June 7: Artist Ally Cat signs her exclusive cover at Brave New Worlds in Philadelphia, PA.
- June 7: Backup/Cover artist Scott Wygmans signs copies at Green Brain Comics in Detroit, MI.
- June 8: Meet Bonesnapper, Sawborg, and Beefcake plus series co-writer Matt Miner at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD. Giveaways, GWAR costume contest, and more!
- June 9: Backup/Cover artist Scott Wygmans signs copies at Vault of Midnight in Grand Rapids, MI.
- June 10: Meet GWAR’s Sleazy P. Martini and series co-writer Matt Miner at Black Cat Comics in Salt Lake City, UT. Black Cat’s 13th anniversary party with sales, giveaways and more!
- June 14: Cover artist Dave Fox signs his exclusive cover for Royal Collectibles in Queens, NY, along with series co-writer Matt Miner.
- June 17: Cover artist Sean Von Gorman signs his exclusive cover for East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ, along with series letterer Taylor Esposito and co-writer Matt Miner.
- June 24: Series co-writer Matt Miner signs at Coast City Comics in Portland, ME. Afterparty with bands to follow!
- July 5: GWAR’s Sexecutioner and series co-writer Matt Miner celebrate the release of issue 2 at ZAPP Comics in Wayne, NJ
- July 7-8: GWAR’s Sexecutioner and Sleazy P. Martini join series co-writer Matt Miner at VA ComiCon, in Richmond, VA! Come get your comics signed! Buy our stuff!
- July 15: Series co-writer Matt Miner signs at Comic Book Jones in Staten Island, NY – details TBD
- August 2: Series co-writer Matt Miner signs issue 3 at JHU Comic Books in New York City – details TBD
LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE COVERS! A handful of stores and conventions have special limited edition covers that you can’t get ANYWHERE ELSE. These rare covers are bound to sell out quickly, so get on it! Click the links to see the art.
- Black Cat Comics exclusive, art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer with Doug Garbark colors
- Hip Hopf Comics exclusive, art by Mike Rooth
- Larry’s Comics and Jetpack Comics shared exclusive, art by GWAR’s Bob Gorman with Hank Jones colors
- 2nd & Charles exclusive, art by Stephen Blickenstaff
- Third Eye Comics exclusive, art by GWAR’s Matt Maguire
- East Side Mags exclusive, art by Sean Von Gorman and Brian Level, with Paul Mounts colors
- Brave New Worlds exclusive, art by Ally Cat
- Royal Collectibles exclusive, art by Dave Fox, with Doug Garbark colors
- VA ComiCon exclusive, art by GWAR’s Bob Gorman
- Coast City Comics exclusive, art by GWAR’s Matt Maguire