[ENGLISH] Claudio Sanchez, the creative force and lead singer of prog-rock supergroup Coheed and Cambria , returns to the universe of Heaven’s Fence for « The Amory Wars: The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Vol. 2. » Issue #1 of the new comic book mini-series debuts in stores today. THE AMORY WARS follows the science fiction/horror saga of the close-knit Kilgannon family, who are placed in the center of a cataclysmic terrorist plot led by the evil Supreme Tri-Mage, Wilhelm Ryan.
The comics, conceptually and lyrically linked to Coheed and Cambria’s debut album, « The Second Stage Turbine Blade, » bridge the entertainment space between music and comic books.
« THE AMORY WARS is a visual expression of the conflicts and relationships we explore in our songs, » Sanchez said. « You don’t need the comics or the story to understand the music, and vice versa, but together they compliment the overall vision of Coheed and Cambria. »
Volume 2 completes the (Second Stage) story which began in Sanchez’s first mini-series. It received rave reviews from both comic book and music fans, and was a best-seller in 2007. The new series is off to an even better start, « the numbers [of THE AMORY WARS vol. 2] are almost double where they were with vol. 1, » said Image Comics’ Joe Keatinge. « Image is thrilled with the improved success, and look forward to seeing Claudio’s vision unfold to its completion. » Currently, each comic sells over 25,000 copies, and the interest only grows over time.
Sanchez added that the new mini-series is full of surprises and material that fans will be love, because so much of the lyrics come to life in this volume, and « the new books also have a darker, more detailed look, closer to what i have always envisioned. »
Acclaimed Argentine artist, Gabriel Guzman, adds a gritty visual edge to Sanchez’s scripts. Covers are created and composed by Eisner Award nominee Tony Moore (« The Walking Dead, » « Fear Agent »). Sanchez publishes the 5-issue mini-series through his Evil Ink imprint. THE AMORY WARS continues to be distributed by Image Comics.