As the advertising campaign for Rob Zombie’s newest comic book title “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK?” is just over the horizon the rockstar, turned director, turned comic author posted a press release for his new title from image due out on May 26th that included a finished cover of the first issue that promises sex, drugs, and monsters. Hey, it’s Rob Zombie, could you have asked for anything less? Read on for the skinny.
“Rob Zombie explores the gruesome world of fame and fortune with Baron Von Shock
Berkeley, CA – 15 March 2010 Is there anything ROB ZOMBIE can’t do? From music to television to movies, Zombie has proven himself to be a boundary-jumping entertainment juggernaut. In May, he returns to conquer comics with ROB ZOMBIE PRESENTS: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? Zombie has concocted a delightfully depressing tale about the seduction of celebrity culture and its pitfalls. BARON VON SHOCK is illustrated by DONNY HADIWIDJAJA and VAL STAPLES and published by Image Comics.
“This comic venture is very, very different in tone for me. Instead of a crazy over-the-top monster-fest like El Superbeasto, I wanted to create something that works more on a slice of life human level.” states Zombie, “After El Superbeasto became a movie, I felt I had taken that style as far as I could. So, I really needed Baron Von Shock to be something fresh in writing and in art.”
“After publishing THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, we jumped at the chance to work with Rob again on BARON VON SHOCK,” says Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Baron Von Shock is darkly humorous, thrilling and uncompromising everything fans expect a Rob Zombie story to be.”
In BARON VON SHOCK, Rob Zombie returns to comics with a dark dramedy describing the fantastic rise and spiraling decent of celebrity. Being in the right place at the right time isn’t always a good thing, as Leon Stokes aka Baron Von Shock finds out first hand. His sudden rise to fame as a local television horror host meets with unexpected results. BARON VON SHOCK proves to be a roller coaster of emotion that only Rob Zombie can deliver.”
“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK?” Hits Stores From Image Comics On May 26th! (MSRP-$3.99)