Legendary rock band the Grateful Dead have been immortalized in a new form: a comic book.
Grateful Dead Origins, released by Z2 Comics, will explore the early days of the classic rock band, delving into the lives of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The graphic novel promises to tell “the story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jam-band culture.”
The graphic novel is scheduled for release in early 2020 with pre-orders available now at the link here. Grateful Dead Origins will come in standard and collectors deluxe editions. Both versions will feature an exclusive download of Grateful Dead music from the band’s early years. The deluxe edition will also include a selection of previously unreleased Grateful Dead music on vinyl.
The band’s surviving members, Dead & Company — the offshoot group featuring Weir, Hart and Kreutzmann alongside John Mayer– will hit the road for a U.S. tour starting May 31.
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