Are you a comics fan? Do you dig Iron Maiden? If you answered "Yes" to either of those questions, you're in luck: The legendary metal group are getting their very own comic book, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast. The epic tale, set to appear in next month's issue of sci-fi/fantasy comic magazine Heavy Metal, follows the band's beloved mascot Eddie as he journeys through a series of terrifying worlds inspired by Iron Maiden's discography. Check out some scans from the upcoming comic book below via Nerdist.
Detailing the upcoming comic book to Nerdist, Heavy Metal offered the following synopsis: "Eddie's immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos. Now, Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms." Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast was written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J. West; It's inspired by Iron Maiden's mobile video game of the same name, which the band unleashed last year.
"As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie," Heavy Metal's Jeff Krelitz told Nerdist of the project. "When we discussed the potential of coming together on this project, it was immediately clear that there was no better home for Iron Maiden than Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal's nearly half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series."