Skillet Frontman John Cooper’s Original Story Gets A Highly Anticipated Sequel In 2020
“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, insping, 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.
On their latest album Victorious, one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club recipients, multiplatinum quartet SKILLET—John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]—write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed the band as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum Awake. Its breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with over 3 Billion global audio streams, 295 million YouTube views and 3x platinum certification. 2016’s Unleashed bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going #1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified Unleashed became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum status. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL. 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.
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Z2 is the premier destination for top quality music-based comics and graphic novels,
having worked across genres to deliver an authentic experience to diverse audiences.
BABYMETAL, YUNGBLUD Presents: The Twisted tales of the Ritalin Club and Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel, alongside debut works of graphic fiction by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), DJ Paul Oakenfold, internet sensation Poppy, jazz trumpeter Dave Chisholm and others. Z2’s upcoming works include boo created with partnership with The Grateful Dead, Sturgill Simpson and others.
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