Murder Ballads, Hyper Force Neo, The Sweetness, Legend: New Books This Spring From Z2 Comics


Z2 Comics has four new and different (very different!) comics coming out this spring. Murder Ballads is a story about music and obsession and will have its own soundtrack from David Auerbach. Hyper Force Neo has a ninth grader and his friends fighting aliens with the use of mechas. Sweetness tells the story of a pair of smugglers specializing in selling drugs to aliens. Finally, Legend asks what happens if our domestic animals are left to rebuild the world.

Scroll down for further details and for images from the four off-the-beaten-track books.

Cover from Murder Ballads

Murder Ballads
Writer: Gabe Soria
Artist: Paul Reinwand
Soundtrack: Dan Auerbach
Publication: Spring 2016

A meditation on music, obsession and how far someone will go to see their vision become real, Murder Ballads follows the fall and reinvention of Nate Theodore, the dead-broke and deadbeat owner of a failing record label who is on a cross-country drive in the dead of winter, fleeing the wreckage of his business and trying to save his crumbling marriage. Nate is given an
unexpected chance to reverse his fortunes when, during a stop in a desolate rust belt town, he “discovers” Donny and Marvell Fontweathers, two African-American brothers who play a raucous brand of doom-laden country blues. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and the Arcs is creating a Murder Ballads soundtrack, which will be released by Nonesuch Records.

Hyper Force Neo Cover

Hyper Force Neo
Creator: Jarret Williams
Publication Date: April, 2016

Hyper Force Neo from Super Pro K.O.! creator Jarrett Williams takes readers along on the adventures of Dean Masters, a 9th grader tasked with leading a group of tech-savvy teens called Hyper Force Neo. Their Mission? Save New Sigma City and their high-school from the sinister, intergalactic vagabonds known as the Dark Edge. With the use of their Hype Suits, Neo Keys, High-tech weaponry, and over-sized Neo Mechs, Dean and his friends just may get the job done. The first issue of Hyper Force Neo will be a super-sized 48-pages.

Promo Art for The Sweetness

The Sweetness
Creators: Miss Lasko-Gross & Kevin Colden
Publication: May 2016

Set in the future, the first collaboration from the husband and wife creative team of Miss Lasko-Gross (Henni) and Kevin Colden (Fishtown) follows two badass female intergalactic smugglers of a mysterious controlled substance who cater to the unique tastes of Alien drug addicts.

Page One of Legend

Creators: Sam Sattin & Chris Koehler
Publication: June, 2016

What if a biological terror agent wiped out most of humanity, and our domesticated animals were left in charge? How would our dogs and cats set about ruling and rebuilding the world? Legend is the story of animals uniting to fight mutant creatures and attempting to restore the world their masters destroyed.


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