Iron Maiden are known to never do things half-way or in small scale, and their upcoming 40th anniversary book celebrating Piece Of Mind will be no exception. In partnership with Z2, the award-winning publisher, Iron Maiden is releasing a stunning commemorative book titled Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind.
The book is a stunning love letter to fans, packed with comics, art, and testimonials from acclaimed writers, artists, actors, and musicians. The book also includes a jaw-dropping work of art that pushes the boundaries of print production and presentation.
The oversized deluxe and asylum editions of the book are encased in an asylum clamshell with a locking mechanism. Maiden's iconic mascot Eddie growls and snarls from behind the die-cut bars on the asylum doors, but the sliding bolt is designed to keep him safely confined! However, when the reader dares to unlock the book, they will be delighted as Eddie breaks free of his chains and straitjacket.
"When the idea of a Piece of Mind 40th Anniversary graphic novel first came up, I felt it was the perfect medium to expand outside the confines of the songs and to create new storylines and new dimensions through short form narrative and imagery," explains singer Bruce Dickinson. "With 'Revelations,' it allowed me to add more layers and dimensions to the lyrics and add a new twist."
"Equally as exciting was bringing together some of the top writers and illustrators in the industry who are all actual fans of the band, to add their own creative ideas inspired by the songs, Eddie, and the album itself. Z2 did a tremendous job in pulling this all together to create more than just a graphic novel, it's what I consider a work of art." he adds.
Collectors will have five variants to choose from, including:
- The standard edition graphic novel (HC) with cover art by Dan Mumford ($40.00).
- The Flight Of Icarus Edition featuring the standard edition graphic novel (HC) with cover art by Martin Simmonds — Limited to only 3,000 copies and exclusive to Independent Comic Shops ($40.00).
- The Trooper Edition featuring the standard edition graphic novel (HC) with cover art by J.G. Jones — limited to 500 copies and exclusive to Project M/Revolver Magazine ($40.00).
- The Trooper Cutaway Edition featuring the standard edition graphic novel (HC) with cover art by Travis Knight — limited to 666 copies and exclusive to Rockabilia ($40.00).
- The Deluxe Edition including the oversized graphic novel (HC) with bonus pages and a pop-up insert featuring cover art by Jason Edmiston encased in the Piece Of Mind Asylum Clamshell box with locking Cell Door Action and three (3) "Piece Of Mind" Art Prints Triptych set by Hydro 74, ($150.00) — Web site only.
- The Asylum Edition ($300.00) which includes the oversized graphic novel with bonus pages and a pop-up insert featuring cover art by Jason Edmiston, is encased in the Piece Of Mind Asylum Clamshell box and contains:
- Locking Cell Door Action
- Three (3) "Piece Of Mind" Art Prints Triptych set by Hydro 74
- One (1) 1983 Piece Of Mind replica concert ticket
- One (1) "Die With Your Boots On" Art Print, signed and numbered by Dan Mumford (only available to the first 500 orders),
- Four (4) Iron Maiden Collectors Cards in a display case featuring the works of Dan Mumford, Jason Edmiston, J.G. Jones, and Martin Simmonds.
- One (1) Eddie Asylum Model Kit, which will be shipped separately.
Pre-orders for Iron Maiden: Piece Of Mind are underway at this location