Jimmy Eat World announces 555; an all-new comic book collaboration with Z2 Comics.
More from Z2 Comics, after the news of the Teddy Swims graphic novel, Swimmy and the Valley of the Last Song, earlier in the week, to go alongside their already announced books from Blondie, Anthrax, Cypress Hill, and the just published biography of Jim Morrison.
This time it’s a graphic novel, available now from the Z2 Comics website from Jimmy Eat World, 555.
Jimmy Eat World have had a 25+ year career with hits across the world, and now they’re announcing their very first graphic novel – Jimmy Eat World: 555, a new sci-fi comic inspired by the latest single and the music of the platinum-selling artists behind such hits as The Middle and Pain.
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Mesa, Arizona The band is composed of Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch, and Zach Lind. They have released ten studio albums, the latest being ‘Surviving’ in 2019.
Here’s the PR for 555 from Z2 Comics –
“Klaarg took the job at the edge of known space to be as far away from the Asano Pact – from people – as possible. As the overseer of a factory that produces Kudj Kram, the cloned slave labor that keeps the corrupt system he represents running, his days are exactly as he wants them: empty and without incident. However, when his factory is targeted for closure, Klaarg discovers that he is as expendable to his superiors as the creatures in his charge.”
The comic is co-written by Jim Adkins and Random Shock Studios and features art by Koren Shadmi (Love Addict, The Twilight Man).
“There was a fair bit of world-building around the characters for the ‘555’ music video and it felt too interesting to end the story there… it screamed for a comic adaption. I gave Alex Paknadel the basics of the character backstories and he was able to conceptualize an amazing world that Koren Shadmi perfectly illustrated”.
The song ‘555’ is about shifting your thinking from what you can gain to how you can contribute and the surprising rewards that brings. Based on that concept, our main character KLAARG works for an evil galactic empire as an overseer of a cloned work force and ends up battling with his own values as his purpose in the universe becomes threatened.” – Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)
Jimmy Eat World: 555 is available right now on Z2’s webstore in three versions, a 60-page oversized softcover comic, a hardcover, and only 100 hand-signed hardcovers.