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Z2 Comics Announces Signings and Programming @ New York Comic Con 2021

The Press Release:
The leading publisher of music-based graphic novels continues to make noise, announcing huge names from music and comics in attendance at this year’s convention to debut and announce future projects throughout the weekend! In partnership with American Music Supply, fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the biggest names behind Z2’s 2021 publishing slate including a special appearance by originators of rap and rock’s crossover, Chuck D of Public Enemy and all five members of Anthrax!

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First up on Friday at 1-2 pm, My Chemical Romance and Electric Century’s Mikey Way will sign advance copies of his upcoming graphic album Electric Century with co-writer Shaun Simon (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys)!

After that at 3:30 pm, fans can catch all of the day’s signers in room 1A21 for the Z2 Comics panel!

This past year, Z2 Comics published graphic novel tie-ins Ice Nine Kills’ fan favorite album The Silver Scream, as well as all-new immersive experiences meant to be consumed together, with Mikey Way’s Electric Century and the 2022 release of Graham Coxon’s Superstate. We invite you to an exclusive discussion around how these and other artists are redefining art and music in tandem with an entirely new format and experience. Join Z2’s Jeremy Atkins in discussion with Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century), Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas,Esoteric of CZARFACE for this once in a lifetime panel bringing together the biggest names in hip hop, rock and beyond!

Following the panel, catch Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas back at the Z2 booth from 5-6 pm, followed immediately afterward by Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE and superstar comic book artist David Mack, signing an exclusive print to be revealed ahead of the show!

Full day’s schedule is below:
1-2 pm: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century)
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey Way, Spencer Charnas and more! (Room 1A21)
5-6 pm: Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills: Inked in Blood)
6-7 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE, and David Mack

Saturday will continue a star-studded lineup with the addition of the one and only Chuck D of Public Enemy, and Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Jon Donais, and Scott Ian of heavy metal legends Anthrax!

Chuck D leads off the day from 12 -1 pm with his first-ever appearance at New York Comic Con, in celebration of the impending release of the Z2 graphic novel Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary album of the same name!

Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE returns for his second appearance from 1-2 pm.

All five members of the Anthrax lineup contributing to the critically acclaimed Among the Living graphic novel will sign from 2-3 pm.

Following just after, Chuck D and Anthrax will take the stage together for the first time in over a decade in room 1A21 at a special panel presentation to celebrate 30 years since their landmark collaboration of “Bring the Noise!”

30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the entire Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join Rolling Stone writer/editor Kory Grow, Chuck D, and all five members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.

At 6 pm, all five members of Anthrax and Chuck D will sign TOGETHER in the Z2 booth to close out the show!

Full schedule of events for Saturday can be found below:
12-1 pm: Chuck D of Public Enemy (Apocalypse 91: The Revolution Never Sleeps)
1-2 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE
2-3 pm: Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Jon Donais, and Scott Ian of Anthrax
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise w/Chuck D and Anthrax (Room 1A21)
6pm: Chuck D & Anthrax

Without a doubt, this will be Z2’s biggest convention to date, with announcements of NYCC exclusive items yet to come in the days before the doors open to the convention hall! For more info on New York Comic Con and beyond, follow Z2 Comics on Twitter and Facebook, and look for news on a chance to win signed gear from American Music Supply following the show!

About Z2 Comics:
Z2 Comics is the premier destination for official music-related graphic novels, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, directors and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, Z2 has collaborated with such diverse artists as Blondie, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Joan Jett, Gorillaz, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, Rico Nasty and Alter Bridge as well as debut comic works by Grammy-nominated artists Sturgill Simpson and Poppy, as well as essential album tie-ins by The Doors, Anthrax, Public Enemy, Ronnie James Dio, King Diamond, and All Time Low. Additionally, the company has tapped top talent for the official graphic biographies of such pop-culture legends as The Grateful Dead, Beethoven, John Lee Hooker and Charlie “Bird” Parker..

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is surely an exciting slate of happenings and I am going to mark down my agenda for the run of them and look to participate and snap visuals for the website and the Gram. I love what the folks at Z2 Comics are dishing out but I don’t have a lot of these releases in my collection yet. Much like a collectible action figure, once they are gone they are gone and its hard to get your hands on one. As you might expect by my comments, the PiercingMetal website will be in attendance at the New York Comic Con and it will be my 11th year straight of doing so. It’s cool for sure and as I close this notice up I wonder what you readers think about the news. You can chime in down below and be aware that if you are attending there are several Covid-19 protocols in place to be mindful of. Word is that they will be strictly enforced at the convention so you’re going to want to comply in order to have fun. See you next time, please stay safe out there.


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