On March 13, 2023, a Kickstarter campaign for the official comic book of the rock ‘n’ roll multimedia project, Crossbone Skully, will launch.
The Source Point Press comic tells the story of Thing #1, from Tommy Henriksen, the guitar player for Alice Cooper and The Hollywood Vampires. This Deluxe Edition of the comic features exclusive content and the campaign offers opportunities for other exclusive items. “It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully, one of the most mysterious characters of the cosmos,” says Alice Cooper. “Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is… Don’t cross Crossbone Skully.”
“Crossbone Skully is like nothing you’ve experienced before,” says the comic’s writer Joshua Werner. “Skully is real. He’s a galaxy-hopping, time-traveling alien with a rock band that knows about something catastrophic that will happen to our world very soon. He came here to warn us of what’s to come… and Thing #1 is the story he told.” The themes of the Thing #1 tale are very present in the lyrics of the upcoming rock album Crossbone Skully: Evil World Machine, whose first single, ‘Evil World Machine’, is available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
In addition to the album, Crossbone Skully himself made an appearance on Earth, alongside Tommy Henriksen, at Fan Expo San Francisco, where, along with Director and Animator Riley Andrew Donahue, they debuted the short animated film, starring the voice talents of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Sixx, Kane Roberts, Mark Wilkinson, and other rock legends.
“Crossbone Skully is about doing the right thing. He’s not about left, he’s not about right, he’s about doing what’s right,” says Tommy Henriksen. “And Source Point Press has done such a wonderful job putting this together.” Joining Henriksen and Werner are interior artist Stan Yak (Broken Gargoyles, Go West), colorist Colin Johnson (Nightwalkers, The Winchester Mystery House), letterer and designer Dave Lentz (Good Boy, The Curse of Cleaver County), with cover art by the legendary album cover artist, Mark Wilkinson (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest).
Other items available in this campaign include a chromium variant cover by Werner himself, an exclusive t-shirt design, original artwork, Henriksen and Werner’s autographs, and more. One particular unique item is a special “Alien Nation VIP Dignitary” card, granting its owner access to the database on Skully’s ship, The Helldriver. There they can access bonus content, including an exclusive Crossbone Skully song. Crossbone Skully’s debut album, Evil World Machine, is due out this year from Better Noise Music Records.
The kickstarter landing page is live now at crossboneskullycomic.com. The campaign goes live at 10:00am EST on March 13.