Rocker Rob Zombie is set to conquer the world of comics with the release of The Haunted World of El Superbeasto – a comic about the strangest crime-fighters you’ve ever seen coming from Image Comics.
With the animated feature film starring Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and Brian Posehn soon to be released, Image Comics is collecting the entire hit series in a 288 page trade paperback that collects all of the adventures of Monsterland’s avenger.
Rob Zombie stormed the cultural landscape as the lead singer and songwriter of White Zombie. His gritty tales, gruff vocal style along with his fascination with B-movies and horror comics quickly attracted a huge and devout fan base. He has gone on to write and direct the box office smash House of a 1,000 Corpses and the sequel The Devil’s Rejects. With his long time love of comics and a story in mind perfect for the printed page, Rob wrote El Superbeasto.
“When Rob Zombie writes a comic book, it attracts the best comic book artists in the business. This book features Tony Moore, Dan Brereton, EJ Su, Tommy Lee Edwards, J. Scott Campbell with Kieron Dwyer as the anchor,” says collaborator Val Staples. “Kieron is the Michelangelo of alternative comics and kids are going to lose their minds when they see this romp through Monsterland!”
“The great thing about comics is that there is no budget,” says Zombie. “You can do any crazy thing that you can think of. For example: I need a giant swamp monster to shoot out of a mechanical donkey’s ass and attack a female space alien with DD breasts on top of an exploding volcano, that’s a tough call in a film, but in comics it’s NO PROBLEMO.”
To celebrate the upcoming release, a contest is being held on the El Superbeasto MySpace account where fans can win free prizes including copies of the trade signed by Rob Zombie himself. Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World of El Superbeasto hits stores in May. It is a full color 288 page graphic novel with a cover price of $19.99.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.