Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor has had a life-long dream of being a comic book author. Now, with the announcement that he's penning House of Gold & Bones, a four-issue mini-series for Dark Horse Comics, he'll finally have the chance.
"It's something I've always wanted to do," he recently told USA Today. "It's me pretty much putting my money where my mouth is."
The comic books, which are inspired by Stone Sour's forthcoming concept albums, House of Gold & Bones Part 1 and 2, will debut April 17, 2013. But with Comic Con taking place this weekend in New York City, we thought it'd be fun to go back and revisit other comic books created by rock stars.
1) Tom Morello: The former Rage Against the Machine guitarist recently wrote Orchid, a comic book that follows a teenage prostitute as she explores life in a post-apocalyptic society. It was released in July of last year on Dark Horse Comics.
2) Gerard Way: The My Chemical Romance frontman penned the Umbrella Academy mini-series for Dark Horse in 2007. Umbrella Academy tells the story of a disbanded group of superheroes who reunite after the death of their adoptive father.
3) Gene Simmons: The KISS bassist and singer created Simmons Comic Group, his own comic imprint. KISS has also been the subject of several comic books, including Archie and another issue that was printed with the band's blood.
4) Glenn Danzig: The former Misfits frontman is such a big comic book fan he has his own adult horror comic imprint, called Verotik. Unsurprisingly, most Verotik issues are pornographic.
5) Claudio Sanchez: The Coheed and Cambria frontman has been making comic books in his band's liner notes since 2004. The collection is called The Armory Wars and, according to a announcement at Comic Con this summer, will be heading to the big screen soon.
6) Rob Zombie: The multi-talented Zombie has written and released several comic books, most recently Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock in 2010.