Iron Maiden comic book out this summer

The Legacy Of The Beast comic

Publisher Heavy Metal are to release a new comic book series featuring Iron Maiden mascot Eddie.

It’s based on the band’s mobile game Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast and will see Eddie battle through the worlds featured on Maiden’s album covers.

Speaking about the storyline behind the series, a spokesperson for Heavy Metal tell Nerdist: “Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos. Now, Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.”

Heavy Metal CEO Jeff Krelitz adds: “As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie.

“When we discussed the potential of coming together on this project, it was immediately clear that there was no better home for Iron Maiden than Heavy Metal.”

The first comic book will appear in the July edition of Heavy Metal before being launched as a standalone series later in the year.

Iron Maiden now join bands including Gwar, Slayer, Kiss and Motley Crue who have all previously appeared in comic book form.

Iron Maiden are currently on tour across North America in support of their latest album The Book Of Souls. See a full list of their remaining live dates below.

Iron Maiden North American tour dates 2017

Jun 28: Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, AZ
Jul 01: San Bernardino Glen Helen Amphitheater, CA
Jul 03: Las Vegas Mobile Arena, NV
Jul 05: Oakland Oracle Arena, CA
Jul 07: Salt Lake City Usana Amphitheater, UT
Jul 09: Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena, NE
Jul 11: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Jul 12: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, MO
Jul 15: Toronto Budweiser Stage, Canada
Jul 16: Quebec City Videotron Center, Canada
Jul 19: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA
Jul 21: Brooklyn Barclays Center, NY
Jul 22: Brooklyn Barclays Center, NY

Iron Maiden are releasing a comic series and it is going to be awesome

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