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Bruce Dickinson Comic Book Signing Q &A Photos In New York-The Metal Voice Reporting


The 12-issue comic is a companion piece to Dickinson’s new solo album, and NYC events include a Q&A and signing at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus and a signing at Midtown Comics Downtown.


Here are some photos



The Metal Voice was on the scene in a packed club of 250 fans.


Photos by Rich Grimaldi


Over the last decade, IRON MAIDEN vocalist BRUCE DICKINSON has crafted the story behind THE MANDRAKE PROJECT, a 12-issue limited series epic saga of opposing forces battling to use the powers of science and magic to gain control of immortality. Now, accompanied by the creative team of writer TONY LEE (Doctor Who, Marvel, DC) and artist STAZ JOHNSON (Marvel, DC), Bruce is releasing the saga that captures the century-spanning generational war between the forces of science and mysticism for control of immortality. With a painted cover by multiple Eisner-winner BILL SIENKIEWICZ (Moon Knight, New Mutants), this is a rare collectible for fans of music and comics. Edited by Eisner and Harvey-winner Rantz A. Hoseley, Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project 12-issue comic series is a vital component of Bruce’s narrative and music experience.



"Early in the process of writing my new album, the idea of a companion comic book began to take shape in my mind." says Bruce Dickinson. “So I approached Z2 who were recommended to me by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield) and Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner with Hervé, Anvil). I then found out that my management were already working with on the POM Maiden graphic novel which I contributed the Revelations story to! I then pitched them with a fully formed concept and written storyline which they immediately understood and enthusiastically started fleshing out plans and ideas with me! I knew right then," Dickinson continues, “that they would be the perfect creative team to help bring my own ideas to fruition…and here they are!”

The battle for immortality begins with Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project #1 available at comic retailers and direct from Z2Comics.com on January 17, 2024. The large-sized 9.35” x 9:35” 36-page single issue with cardstock cover is priced at $10 and arrives in a sealed bag with a first-printing certificate of authenticity – the first of a 12-issue run arriving quarterly over the course of the next three years, including annual trade paperbacks every fall. Release dates for 2024 and 2025 as follows:



About Z2 comics

Recently dubbed the “Hottest brand in music” by Forbes, Z2 has quickly become the premier destination for authentic graphic novels and collectibles, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, multiple Eisner and Ringo-nominated Z2 has produced more than 100 unique graphic novel properties, collaborating with Iron Maiden, Gorillaz, Blondie, Elvis Presley, “Weird Al'' Yankovic, Pantera, Tori Amos, Last Podcast On The Left, Type O Negative, Emily Hampshire, Balmain Paris, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Jason Derulo, The Grateful Dead, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Beethoven, RZA, Mötley Crüe, Vince Staples, Cheech & Chong, The Doors, Anthrax, Public Enemy, Ronnie James Dio, King Diamond, All Time Low, Ivan Moody, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, RZA, Alter Bridge, Sturgill Simpson, Poppy, John Lee Hooker, and Charlie “Bird” Parker. For more information visit Z2, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter/X.



The Mandrake Project #1 – January 17, 2024

The Mandrake Project #2 – March 20, 2024

The Mandrake Project #3 – June 26, 2024

The Mandrake Project #4 – September 25, 2024

The Mandrake Project Annual Trade paperback #1 – November 6, 2024

The Mandrake Project #5 – December 18, 2024

The Mandrake Project #6 – March 19, 2025

The Mandrake Project #7 – June 25, 2025

The Mandrake Project #8 – September 24, 2025

The Mandrake Project Annual Trade paperback #2 – November 5, 2025


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