Corey Taylor’s ‘House of Gold & Bones’ Comics: Reveal of Issue No. 1 Pages + Issue No. 3 Cover Art
Stone Sour's 'House of Gold & Bones' period of their career is becoming more and more impressive as its multidimensional aspects continue to be revealed through various mediums. Along with the concept taking form of a double album, 'House of Gold & Bones' is taking shape as a four-issue comic book series created by frontman Corey Taylor. Pieces of the first and second comic have already been revealed, and Loudwire is proud to premiere a terrifying taste of issue No. 1 along with a pair of covers for issue No. 3.
Written entirely by Stone Sour / Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, the 'House of Gold & Bones' comic book series is inspired by the Stone Sour double album of the same name, 'Part 1' of which was released on Oct. 22 of last year. 'House of Gold & Bones Part 2' is scheduled to drop on April 9, with the record's first single, 'Do Me a Favor,' having already been unleashed for your listening pleasure.
As for the comics, the series tells a gripping story. "Trapped in an alternate reality," begins an official description, "the Human must make his way to the House of Gold & Bones as he is chased by a crazed mob, and taunted by mysterious ally, Allen. What the Human discovers on his journey will be his salvation . . . or his destruction."
'House of Gold & Bones' No. 1 will be available on April 17, and is available for pre-order at this link. Meanwhile, issue No. 2 will see a May 22 release date. The pre-order link for No. 2 was tweeted out by Stone Sour yesterday. There is not yet a fixed date for the third comic to come out, but the exclusive cover, drawn by Jason Shawn Alexander, and the variant cover, created by Steve Morris, are set in ink in the images below.
Just like previous artwork revealed for the comics, the 'House of Gold & Bones' pages are stunning visually. In pages 8-10 of Issue No. 1 (seen below), the comic's protagonist is depicted bursting into a small room while on the run from a dark and mystical shadow, which takes form in different humanoid shapes. The final teaser page from the third 'House of Gold & Bones' comic ends with the smoke sitting in a chair across from its terrified victim, sparking a match in frightening fashion.
In our recent video interview with Corey Taylor, he spoke in depth about the graphic depiction of the 'House of Gold & Bones' double album. "I think it's gonna appeal to people who like a really good story," says Taylor, "like a mystery, trying to piece together puzzles and whatnot. And I just think it's a great visual representation of the short story I wrote for the albums."
Check out these exclusive pieces of Dark Horse Comics' 'House of Gold & Bones' issues No. 1 + No. 3:
'House of Gold and Bones' Comic No. 1 - Page 8
'House of Gold and Bones' Comic No. 1 - Page 9
'House of Gold and Bones' Comic No. 1 - Page 10
'House of Gold and Bones' Issue No. 3 Cover
'House of Gold and Bones' Issue No. 3 Variant Cover
Previously Unveiled Covers for Issues No. 1 and No. 2