Dynamite is rolling out a bunch of announcements today and they’re starting it of with GWAR. Following up their successful Kickstarter campaign, GWAR is doing a comic series at Dynamite. They’ll be co-writing the series with writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot) and will be working with artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Critical Hit) for GWAR: Orgasmageddon.
Banished to the past by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, the heroes of GWAR trample through time like a deranged Bill & Ted on bath salts. Antics ensue as they stomp and smash and shape human history to what we accept as our current reality. GWAR: Orgasmageddon is a love letter to comics, grindhouse movies, and heavy metal, sure to appeal both to the most die-hard fan and the comics fanboy/fangirl intrigued by the prospect of social awareness drowned in geysers of blood and alien goo.
“It’s awesome to have a comic coming out! We had some in the 90’s, but it’s about time we got back into the comic book world,” says Matt Maguire, better known in the band lineup as Sawborg Destructo. “When Matt Miner and I first talked, everything clicked and I knew we were going to do a cool project. It was really cool to see all the support from the fans who pledged money to Kickstarter. We knew people wanted to see more GWAR comics, so it was great to reach our goal. We can’t wait to show all of the amazing work that is being generated for this comic! With Dynamite in our corner, it’s gonna be a big book!”
Regarding the concept and audience for the new series, Miner says, “People who love fun comics are gonna dig this crazy story that dives into the past and shows how GWAR not only created humans, but shaped our history to what we now know as our actual modern day reality. GWAR fans are going to love that all the creators on the book are fans — every single one, from me and artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, all the way to every single variant cover artist — and GWAR themselves are contributing art and co-writing the book, to boot. This isn’t a case of us getting the license and then running with it; we collaborate very closely with the band and are in almost constant contact during the creation. Fans of comics with a deeper meaning may have to dig through the blood, the guts, and the sometimes off-color jokes, but they’re gonna find what they’re looking for; GWAR has always been a mirror held up to the worst aspects of humanity, so that social satire and consciousness is there, although it may be splattered with politician brains and alien bile. You do not need to be a GWAR fan to have a ton of fun with this comic!”
GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1 will be solicited in the April 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in June.
Here is one of the band talking about the comic.