House of Gold & Bones (and other comics inspired by music)

I really dig me some Dark Horse Comics. They are always putting out intriguing things that are dark, spooky, supernatural and/or morbid which seems to satisfy the freakish weirdo that's inside of me.

I also like creative concepts, so I'm digging that House of Gold & Bones is inspired by the Stone Sour double album of the same name. While I cant say that I go out of my way to listen to Stone Sour, I did happen to go to a free record release show they did at The Studio in Webster hall in 2011, which I did have a great time at. I would totally check out the album while reading the comic. I'm eager to see if they will go well together.

The series will be a story driven mystery that finds "the Human", existing trapped in an alternate reality where he must journey to the House of Gold & Bones. The journey isn't smooth as you might guess from being trapped in an alternate reality, but he is also chased by a crazed mob and taunted by his mysterious ally, Allen, as he journeys to what he believes will be his salvation….


Writer: Corey Taylor ☻ Artist: Richard Clark ☻ Colorist: Dan Jackson ☻ Cover Arist: Jason Shawn Alexander


[House of Gold and Bones Album on Amazon]

House of Gold & Bones Parts 1 & 2 is a collection of 23 tracks that follow an immersive, linear storyline starting with the first 11 tracks on Part 1.


Peek Inside Issue #1

Cover                              Page 8                               Page 9                               Page 10


Whether writing it in form of lyrics, screenplays or comic books there is a story to be told, and House of Gold & Bones isn't the first comic to be inspired from music.


Also new this passed February is Mylo Xyloto written by Academy Award-nominated director/writer Mark Osbourne and is based on the storyline from Coldplay's 2011 album of the same name.

The story follows Mylo Xyloto, a young Silencer on the front lines of war against sound and color when he discovers that the enemy he's been trained to hate his whole life, might not be what hes been taught.

Supposedly there are a bunch of connections in the comic to those who have heard the album.



Insane Clown Posse with Chaos! Comics released a 12 issue series based around the Dark Carnival Universe that was created through their music.

Many of the early issues came polybagged with a CD single from The Pendulum, but as the duo became involved in other musical responsibilities, they could no longer record new content for the CD inserts, which was kind of a lame effort to such a cool idea.

If I've learned anything from comic books and ICP over the years, its that Im going to make sure I have things done before I start releasing them or talking about releasing them!




The band Coheed and Cambria bases all their albums off of lead singer Claudio Sanchez's sci-fi comic book, The Armory Wars.

In October of 2012 they also went the double album route and released one called "The Afterman: Ascension that intertwines the plot of the comic with the music on the album.

Then there are of course all the musicians and bands who have had comic books in general over the years like Kiss and Metallica.

I also hear that BOOM! Studios put out a Niki Minaj bio comic recently, complete with terrible art that seems to suit the "musician". I wouldn't be surprised if the artist was as unenthused working on this project as I am against it existing in the first place?




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