Z2 Comics to launch first-ever official Freddie Mercury graphic novel

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Z2 Comics is proud to partner with Universal Music Group and Mercury Songs Ltd for Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs, the first-ever graphic novel paying tribute to one of the greatest figures the music world has ever known.

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A first in the comics format, Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs will be a journey through Freddie’s life; from his childhood in Zanzibar and India’, through his formative years in England, to becoming the rock star, known and loved by millions around the globe. Moving away from the usual comic scene and the dc vs. marvel analysis of which comic franchise is the best, the comic on the life and times of the Queen frontman is a refreshing initiative.

The story is told in his own words, with each chapter giving a glimpse into the many facets of his life.

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Fabulous: Graphic novel will chart creation of music legend Freddie Mercury.

Written by Tres Dean (All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades), the graphic novel will give true insight into the many experiences that helped shape the young Farrokh Bulsara and his compelling existence, both on and off stage-that was the life of Freddie Mercury, Lover of Life, Singer of Songs.

Following up on the tremendous success of the Oscar-winning 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody, and inspired by the book Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words, compiled by Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton, this upcoming graphic novel will be another essential addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of fans new and old, sumptuously illustrated by Kyla Smith, Robin Richardson, Safiya Zerrougui, Tammy Wang, and Amy Liu, with accompanying cover painting by David Mack.

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs is available for preorder in standard 136 page softcover and hardcover editions, and will be released in comic shops, book and record stores in November.

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Iconic image: Mercury will be recreated in first graphic novel of its kind.

Freddie Mercury is universally recognised as one of the greatest performers in the history of rock music, and lived up to his promise that he was going to become “a legend”.

His action-packed life took in being an art student, triumphs as the lead vocalist and creative voice behind Queen and a spell as successful solo singer and songwriter in the 80s.

It was while studying at London’s Ealing Art School with a view to becoming a freelance artist that Freddie’s musical ambitions were realised. “

The music thing just grew and grew. I realised it was the biggest thing in my life and I decided to try and make my living from it.”

Meeting Brian May and Roger Taylor while performing with his band Wreckage, the three eventually decided to form a band together.

John Deacon was enrolled into the band in early 1971 marking the beginnings of Queen as we have known them for close on 50 historic years.

Mercury persuaded fellow band members Roger Taylor and Brian May to change their name from Smile to Queen and remake the band as something ‘completely fresh’.

“My concept of Queen was to be regal and majestic – no half measures.”

Queen’s 1973 debut album ‘Queen’ was hailed as one of the most exciting new developments in rock music of the time.