Z2 Partners With Skillet For A Graphic Novel By Paknadel, Watters & Hunt

by Hannah Means Shannon

Z2 have a musical connection in most of their comics publishing these days, previously putting out Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal and already having announcned the upcoming The Ghost Of Ohio graphic novel.

Now they’ve released news of a collaborative partnership with multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet. Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel is based on an original story idea created by Skillet frontman John Cooper alongside Z2 Comics’ Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy.

Writers Alex Paknadel and Dan Watters of Random Shock Studios are writing the comic with Cooper. Artist Chris Hunt created the cover and will be doing interior art on the book scheduled for release late Summer 2019.

John Cooper of Skillet says:

I am beyond thrilled about ‘Eden.’ It has always been a dream of mine to create a comic. Comics are still an important part of my life today and I can now share that love with my children with the release of this book. In many ways, this graphic novel is a natural extension of Skillet’s career. It is about perseverance, unlikely heroes, and faith in what you believe. I hope that the fans love it!

Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel’s plot is described thus:

[It] 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.

Fans can go to http://bit.ly/SkilletGN to pre-order the standard edition of Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel or https://www.z2comics.com/ for more information.

A deluxe edition of Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel, available for $99.99 and limited to 1000 copies, is autographed by John Cooper and comes in a large, coffee table bound edition with four exclusive prints (seen below). The deluxe edition can be ordered at: http://bit.ly/skilletGN.

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