Comic book/graphic novel publisher Dynamite will launch Alice Cooper’s own comics in September 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is being written by X-Files writer Joe Harris with art by Eman Casallos, and recasts Cooper as “the guardian of humanity’s dreams.”
“We’re doing many cool things with Dynamite, beginning with a new comics series which I am very excited about,” Cooper said in a statement. “I always say that the best thing about being in a comic book is that they draw you with great abs!
“Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium. 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 the medium. He appeared as the centerpiece of a 1972 issue of Marvel Premiere. As a companion to his 1994 concept album The Last Temptation, Cooper released a graphic novel of the same name. Cooper also contributed a story in the Treehouse Of Horror comic in 1995, a Halloween-themed spin-off from The Simpsons.