I'm not going to lie, I have San Diego Comic Con on the brain. This is the second consecutive year that I will not be attending (after a pretty hot streak of going for the past five or six years), so I'm definitely yearning for some nerd magic in my life.
One of my favorite things to do at SDCC—besides starting trouble, baiting Glenn Danzig and seeing old industry friends—is perusing rows and rows of comics, toys, T-shirts and assorted other merch, thinking: "Who thought this would be a good idea?"
With that in mind, I present to you: the Cannibal Corpse comic book. I've never really liked CC, but I'm sure at least a handful of their black-clad fans have closed their eyes and tried to imagine what the visceral horror of Corpse lyrics would look like. Well, you can put that imagination away, kids. Available just in time for SDCC, Cannibal Corpse: Eviseration Plague illustrates every song from their latest album of the same name by acclaimed artist Vince Locke. At 96 pages, this graphic novel is a hefty testament to the artist's love of this death metal muses. And talk about exclusive—the comic is only available through Hot Topic during this summer's Rockstar Mayhem fest.
For a preview, click here. And for more coverage of the San Diego Comic Con, check out my forthcoming reports on The Beat.