Dynamite Entertainment has become quite the iconoclastic publisher in its tenth year, releasing comic books featuring Doc Savage, Flash Gordon, the Gold Key characters including Solar, Man of the Atom and Turok, Dinosaur Hunter and the newly-announced Django/Zorro crossover. But its latest news takes things to a different level.
The New Jersey-based publisher has announced the upcoming release of an ongoing comic book starring Alice Cooper, to be written by X-Files writer Joe Harris with art by Eman Casallos, that recasts the rock legend as the guardian of humanity’s dreams.
“Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium,” Cooper said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “There is so much you can do in the form of a comic that we’d never been able to do on stage. It’s just a different way of storytelling, and it really has almost limitless possibilities. We’re looking forward to stretching the existing boundaries of the comic medium again. We have new stories to tell, but we’ll do it with the same theatrical, sinister sensibility that comes with the name ‘Alice Cooper’. This is just the beginning! Welcome to my new Nightmares!”