In Flames and Z2 Comics Announce New Graphic Novel, ‘The Jester’s Curse’

October 16, 2022

This is cool! Z2 Comics has announced “In Flames: The Jester’s Curse”, a graphic novel celebrating the band! The book is said to expand the post-apocalyptic fantasy behind the band’s world, following their mascot, Jesterhead, as he emerges from the Wasteland. He soon finds himself trapped in Dead Eternity, where he attempts to recover his lost memories… but the devious Whoracle Queen wants him first.

In Flames says, “We’re passionate fans of the comic book medium. We’re proud to contribute to that tradition with ‘The Jester’s Curse’. This is your first descent into our dark fantasy universe, based around our trusty mascot — the Jesterhead! Get in and get lost!”

The novel was overseen by Blake Armstrong and features writing from Armstrong, Ben Laverock and Scott Bramble, with art from Scott Dewey and Armstrong.

Armstrong says, “‘The Jester’s Curse’ has been my dream project for nearly a decade. After all these years, I believe we finally found the perfect artistic collaboration to give readers a book that lives up to the music and world of In Flames. The epic continuation that Scott Dewey and Ben Laverock have created is beyond what I could have imagined for this story, and I only hope it will connect with fans the same way In Flames music has connected with us.”

Z2 Comics editor Rantz Hoseley says, “I’ve watched the development of this story, and have been a fan of this project for a long time. When the opportunity arose for Z2 to publish the complete book, we didn’t hesitate to partner with In Flames to bring this wonderfully insane story to the fans!”
You’ll be able to buy “The Jester’s Curse” in standard hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions; the deluxe version comes with a print triptych by Blake Armstrong! Set for a spring 2023 release.

Meanwhile, In Flames is currently touring the US with Meshuggah. They start a European tour with At The Gates, Imminence and Orbit Culture next month.

Which rock n’ roll comic book has been your favourite?


Written by Todd Hancock