Terminal Press and Nuclear Blast Records have teamed up for one of the most brutal comics of the year with "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress". This is the first in a series of books influenced by the lyrical, artistic and musical concepts from Nuclear Blast's polarizing roster of bands translated into the comic medium by the creative teams at Terminal Press.
An exclusive version of "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" — consisting of a 13-page first-look preview of the title along with pin-ups and covers which are exclusive to this edition — will be available at the Wizard World Philadelphia, the U.S.'s second largest comic-book convention, between June 19 and June 21 at booth 1000.
This will be an extremely limited run and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis — no pre-orders or reserve tickets.
"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" is written by Brian Ferrara ("Silent Assassin", "Debbie Does Dallas"), with art by Narek Gevorgian ("Silent Assassin", "Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here").
Ferrara and Gevorgian will be at Terminal Press' booth for signings, sketches and to field any questions about their newest project.
"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest black metal band in the world, DIMMU BORGIR, to create a powerful and thought-provoking fantasy horror comic book.
Three reluctant men are chosen to quest to the Dark Fortress in a desperate attempt to protect their land from a growing evil. Despite a legend warning that the harsh land built upon lava fields is actually the gateway to Hell, they make their way across the treacherous path, encountering horrors, madness and death along the way. The three men will either survive the journey and learn the secret behind the legend of the Dark Fortress, or meet a most gruesome demise.
"I am artistically influenced and more passionate about metal music than any other genre or medium," said Ferrara. "This is a project that I have always wanted to do and have thought about for years. I wanted to bring metal bands into comics in a way that would do them justice. These are books for fans of the bands, but they will also be able to stand on their own."
The full "Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" graphic novel will be available later this year.