BABYMETAL graphic novel due

Discover the myth of the metal trio

October will see the publication of a new graphic novel titled APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL which is designed to explore the unknown mythology of the group.

To coincide with Comic-Con International, the first of four variant covers has been revealed by Amuse Group USA – a subsidiary of BABYMETAL’s management company Amuse, Inc. – and independent publisher Z2 Comics whose previous collaborators include rock star Dan Auerbach and DJ Paul Oakenfold.

The cover, from the book’s award-winning illustrator GMB Chomichuk, is an exclusive for the online store A!SMART and copies are available for pre-order now. The other three covers will be unveiled in the coming weeks. The publication will be 144 pages and the promotion for the book cryptically suggests “The long-hidden metal spirit’s apocrypha of the METAL RESISTANCE will emerge.”

When the book was announced in April, Z2 Comics co-publisher Sridhar Reddy cautioned that it was “too early to reveal much” aside from the core concept, in which BABYMETAL assumes alternate forms and identities in order to confront a time-hopping force of darkness intent on bringing about the true apocalypse. Since then, the graphic novel’s social media accounts have been teasing fans with sneak peaks of the art and story.

Now available for preorder online via Amazon, A!SMART, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, the book will be in US comic book stores and bookstores on 16th October 2018 and retails for $24.99. No details as yet on UK availability. For more updates, follow the graphic novel on Twitter and Instagram and follow BABYMETAL on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Apocrypha: The Legend Of BABYMETAL by The Prophet of the Fox God is out 16th October.