Toe Tag Riot is finally arriving from Black Mask Studios this Wednesday, and you may have been following some of their Westboro Baptist-taunting content here on Bleeding Cool. Written by Liberator’s Matt Miner and drawn by Sean Von Gorman, the book also features a large slate of variant covers by some very talented folks. And what’s not to like about a ‘zine inspired story of a punk rock zombie band that takes on the various nasty elements in the world?
Here’s how Black Mask describe the book:
Matt Miner (Critical Hit / Vertigo’s CMYK) & Sean Von Gorman (Secret Adventures Of Houdini) bring a book unlike anything on shelves, a love letter to the comics found in zines and the punk rock mini and indie comics now relegated to dustbins and long boxes. Toe Tag Riot is a hilarious and gory tongue-in-cheek story about a punk rock band cursed to become zombies whenever they perform their music!
The band goes on a last cross-country tour in search of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombie punks that they are, Toe Tag Riot uses their zombie superpowers to rid the world of racists, homophobes, misogynists and all kinds of other nasty people. Read the LGBT-positive book that the Westboro Baptist Church themselves accidentally endorsed and then felt really stupid about doing!
And here’s the cover gallery for Issue #1:
Cover A by Tristan Jones. Available wherever finer comics are sold.
Cover C by Megan Hutchinson. Available only at Third Eye Comics.
Cover D by Anna Fitzpatrick. Available only at Black Cat Comics.
Cover E by Simon Fraser. Phantom Variant.
Cover F by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer. Rare Phantom Variant.
The phantom variant is only available at these shops- Dr No’s, New England, Pittsburgh Comics, Black Cat Comics, Happy Harbor, Rick’s Comic City, Rubber Chicken, Third Eye, Forbidden Planet, Larrys Comics, Graham Crackers, Jetpack.