“Between the velvet lies, there’s a reality that’s arduous as metal,” we hear on the track “Holy Diver.” Z2 Comics will pulp that imaginative and prescient right into a graphic novel and Ronnie James Dio is the “star of the masquerade.” Z2 is the prime mover of music-based comics and graphic novels, working throughout genres to convey audiences a various expertise: from Charlie “Bird” Parker and the origins of the Grateful Dead, by YUNGBLUD Presents: The Twisted tales of the Ritalin Membership, to web sensation turned metallic agitpop singer Poppy. They’re now paying tribute to one among heavy metallic’s most iconic figures, Ronnie James Dio, with Dio: The Holy Diver graphic novel.
Popping out as a part of the 2021 lineup roll out, acclaimed horror comics author Steve Niles floats an unique storyline which will get behind the occasions resulting in the highly effective second captured on the quilt of Dio’s debut album. “I’m so excited to be penning this guide,” Niles says. “I hope I do Ronnie James Dio justice.”
The writer teamed with the Dio property to make the difference of the traditional album Holy Diver, and the paintings by Gene Hunter and Randy Berett it impressed, an official one. “This is among the most iconic heavy metallic album covers in historical past. We’re honored to pay tribute to the originator of the common signal of the music that he has impressed since he first took the stage with Black Sabbath 40 years in the past,” Z2 writer Josh Frankel stated in a press release. “Working with Wendy Dio straight to make sure it’s true to his imaginative and prescient is the subsequent neatest thing to working with Ronnie James Dio himself, and we have now hit a brand new excessive word with this one!”
“Steve Niles tells the story behind the album cowl Holy Diver, a narrative about how one can’t choose an image by the best way it seems, which is what Ronnie wrote many instances in his songs; that it’s important to see contained in the particular person and never choose them by the best way they give the impression of being or by what they put on,” Wendy Dio-Padavona stated in a press release.