A four-issue comic book series adapted from STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor‘s narrative of the band’s two “House Of Gold Bones” albums is coming out this spring, with the first issue having arrived on shelves on April 17 via Dark Horse Comics.
The second issue of the comic will arrive on May 22. It is now available for pre-order at this location.
The official synopsis for the comic book reads, “Traveling through his new reality, the Human stumbles across an unlikely ally. But with the zombielike Numbers hounding their steps, they must make some unusual choices to avoid capture in an unknown world, with troubling consequences. But can the Human really trust his new friend’s advice and find his way home again?”
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Corey Taylor stated about the genesis for the short story that eventually became the comic book: “I had this idea for a while, for a short story that would accompany the STONE SOUR album or just an album in general. I always had this idea, but it was just a nugget, and it was never anything fleshed out or anything extensive. It always just sat on the back burner for a really long time, until the first SLIPKNOT tour that we did after Paul [Gray, bass] died. Until then, I had kind of put creativity aside for a while, because I wasn’t there yet in my head. While we were out there on the road, the idea just came to me and all the sudden I could see the beginning, the middle and the end, very vividly. I could see the characters coming together in my head, and that kind of triggered the music that I contributed to both STONE SOUR albums. In the end, things became much bigger in scope than the original idea, but when the idea came to me, I just kept feverishly writing things down in notebooks, fleshing out the characters and putting together a chain of events. By the time we finally got into the studio, this whole concept was about 98% finished, so I finalized it while we were in the studio. That was kind of where the idea to make it a comic book came from.