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Metallica story told in comic book

Metallica’s history has been turned into a special edition graphic novel by Stormfront Media.

Artist David Frizell, who’s previously worked with Avenged Sevenfold, created the cover for the 28-page edition, out now via ComicFleaMarket.com.

Frizell says: “It’s Metallica! What rock artist wouldn’t jump at the chance to draw them? I’ve followed them their entire career. They are the most influential metal band ever.”

He adds: ““I wanted the cover to be iconic and to look like it could be their next album cover.”

Frizell’s brother Michael wrote the story while artist Jayfri Hashim contributed the rest of the art. It’s the latest in the Orbit series which has previously featured artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Keith Richards and John Lennon.

Metallica will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals next month and are continuing work on the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic.

Scott Munro

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more. Scott has previous written for the Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The Herald and IGN.