Corey Taylor Talks 'Exciting' Stone Sour Comic

The singer got comic veterans Dark Horse to publish a Stone Sour comic, and the artwork looks great. See it here.

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Corey Taylor says he's achieved a huge life ambition by releasing a new comic as part of the new Stone Sour album "House of Gold & Bones Part 2."

Taylor says he's been excited about the project for a long time, and can't believe it's finally happening for real.

"It always just sat on the back burner for a really long time, until the first Slipknot tour that we did after Paul [Gray, bassist] died, he told Bloody Disgusting (via Blabbermouth). "The idea just came to me and all the sudden I could see the beginning, the middle and the end, very vividly. I could see the characters coming together in my head, and that kind of triggered the music that I contributed to both Stone Sour albums."

You might think that a rock star like Corey Taylor would have a lot of pull when it comes to commanding the attention of comic publishers, but in reality he grew impatient with waiting for certain companies to respond.

That all changed when Dark Horse got involved, he says. "They were the first to get it, not only from a creative standpoint, but they were also the first to understand it as a mini-series. They were ready to go and that's what I was looking for. I wanted someone to be as excited about it as I was. It could have been an independent small publisher and I would have been all about it if the excitement was there."

Taylor says he would consider writing another comic in the future, but has no plans to unless it's a great idea and completely different.

Take a look at Stone Sour comics concept art below:

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    Really excited for this. I thought Corey wrote some of his best lyrics on both House of Gold and Bones albums
    I never looked at Corey as a genius ever in my life, never really cared for Slipknot, but after House of Gold and Bones Part 1 and 2, and now this, I really do think this guy is revolutionizing the rock and metal scene.
    To be honest, if anyone can scream/growl and still sing (without sounding whiney), like Corey, that's a pretty impressive achievement. Even though he's had some trouble with his voice before, but that's because he's been doing it for ages.
    Artwork is cool, Stone Sour is not. However, if there was ever a fitting band for a comic book, Slipknot would be the band.
    I read issue 1 when it came out. this artwork is NOT indicative of what's in the actual book. this is beautiful and dark, and the actual contents of the comic look really childish and simple. I will still collect them all though, the story's absolutely fantastic. it's just the artwork that's a little lacking.