House of Gold & Bones #4 (Dark Horse)
House of Gold and Bones is a four issue series that is a companion to Stone Sour's concept album of the same title, which makes for intriguing source material. The comic is written by Corey Taylor (singer for Stone Sour/Slipknot) with art from Richard Clark, whose work has been featured in the Incredible Hulk and King Conan. The story follows the journey of a young man who awakes to find himself in a strange land and hunted by a mob and meeting odd yet familiar characters along the way as he attempts to understand the threat he faces and return to his home.
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Aside from being the primary lyricist for both Stone Sour and Slipknot, Taylor also has penned two autobiographical books (Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven) that have given insight to his youth and life as a rock star and sometime ghost buster). House of Gold and Bones, however, is the first foray of his into the non-musical presentation of his creative being.
Though the fourth issue just hit stores today, you can find the other three issues in your local comic shops. Certainly a must-have for fans of Stone Sour, but the comic may serve as a way for non-metal fans to be introduced to an interesting story and become interested in the musical presentation that serves as its natural counterpart. With a sequel to House of Gold and Bones to be released commercially this year, you can bet we will have another Dark Horse mini series to follow in due time.
See you next Wednesday for another pick of the week!
Chris (& the Great Stories Team)