frontman Al Jourgensen
officially became a superhero and the star of upcoming "Ministry: the Devil's Chord - the Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen
" comic book series.
Aimed for a premiere at next year's Comic-Con
in San Diego, the 13-issue series is based around each of the band's records and sees Jourgensen joining forces with artist Sam Shearon
, also known as Mister-Sam
"I've been wanting to step away from music for a bit, switch gears,"
the singer stated. "Then I met Sam and then Poof! Sam turns me into a super hero. Ya, I'll sign up for that!"
The main storyline revolves around a young musician Alien F. Jourgensen who is discovered by a record label just as he's about to discover his superpowers.
"You're a legendary, pioneering rock star, you've headlined sold-out gigs all over the world, indulged in every rock 'n' roll decadence imaginable, survived drug addiction and alcohol abuse, crossed paths with the likes of Madonna, Courtney Love, Robert Plant and Johnny Depp, and released a revealing and critically-acclaimed autobiography,"
the press release reads (via Blabbermouth
). "You've done all this and lived to tell the tale ... so, what do you do next?"
Jourgensen also revealed somewhat of an interesting collaboration desire, saying, "I'd love to have people like Trent Reznor, Billy Gibbons and Billy Haynes be characters in the series. I mean, who doesn't want to be a superhero?"
Check out the image of Alien F. Jourgensen below and let us know what you think in the comments.