The first issue of Alice Cooper, a new ongoing comic book series from New Jersey-based publisher Dynamite Entertainment, will be released in comics stores and digitally this September. The series, which will be written by X-Files writer Joe Harris with art by Eman Casallos, 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!”
Cooper is no stranger to comic books, having appeared in issues of Marvel Premiere in the 1970s, as well as the Neil Gaiman-written 1990s miniseries Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation. The latter book will be re-released by Dynamite in a deluxe edition this October.