A Doom Metal Oddity – The Doomster’s Monolithic Pocket Alphabet From Image

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Image Comics has announced a project as odd as it is metal, The Doomster’s Monolithic Pocket Alphabet, written by Theo Prasidis and illustrated by Maarten Donders. The 64 page, full-color, pocket-sized, hardcover book adds to the pop culture of ironic alphabet books and will arrive in stores this November 2017.

Image says:

In five decades of wretched existence, doom metal has evolved into a vast orchard of unearthly delights. Bongs, goats, amps and a lot of naked nuns, all collide into this stunningly visualized, whimsical, mature-rated gift book. Explore the genre’s unholy rites with THE DOOMSTER’S MONOLITHIC POCKET ALPHABET, the definitive illustrated lexicon of all things doom. Or be doomed!

Prasidis and Donders add:

Watching our beloved genre grow exponentially in popularity over the years, we decided to have a little fun with its clichés and inside jokes. The result is a really special, ultra heavy little book and we cannot wait to show it to the world. November is a time for DOOM!

The Doomster’s Monolithic Pocket Alphabet (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0595-3) will arrive in comic shops on Wednesday, November 8th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, October 9th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 14th and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Indigo.