Z2’s fall lineup continues to be revealed throughout the month, with some of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet, crossing genres both musically and conceptually. Today’s announcement brings news that GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet will return to the post-apocalyptic world of Eden, as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name.
Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on CONAN and graced the pages of USA Today and New York Times, to name a few. In 2019 alone, the band clocked over 1 billion streams. This momentum continues on their 2019 tenth full-length, Victorious. With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet. On top of Victorious, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, which has become the publisher’s best-selling book of all time.
Skillet’s John Cooper says “I am so excited to go back into the world of Eden! Eden 2 gives us more of what we like from the first book: more action, more surprises, more suspense.”
“Working with the entire Skillet family was one of the most rewarding experiences of this past year; one of unprecedented success for our company” says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “The band, their fans, and the organization around all of it is unique and passionate. Their energy is infectious, inspiring, and comes through in everything they do. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with them again.”
Eden II: The Aftermath pairs Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his Eden artist Chris Hunt in October of this year. Two editions will again be available; both the standard and limited deluxe edition, the details of which will be revealed within the coming weeks. The deluxe edition is formatted to sit perfectly next to the previous volume on the bookshelf of every discerning rock fan or comic book reader. Both are available for preorder now through the Z2 website.