With as much as we’ve seen in comic book history, it’s a wonder that it has taken this long to get us a comic book about famed shock band GWAR. With characters like Bonesnapper, Balsac The Jaws of Death, and the late Oderus Urungus (who actually went to my high school), the group is basically the living embodiment of a comic book, and it seems that fans can now make that comic a reality.
A Kickstarter campaign was recently launched by the band to get the first issue of their comic – called GWAR: Orgasmageddon – released. Produced by Matt Miner & Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, the comic’s premise is that the band will be a group of heroes (from the planet Scumdogia, no less) who travel through time, “making friends, killing friends, then drowning the entire human timeline in blood, bile, and err…other fluids.”
The band & the comic book production team want to raise a minimum of $39,000 in order to bring the book to store shelves. It looks like the campaign will have some cool rewards for backers, too. Everything from T-shirts, exclusive covers, trading card sets, and even a tattoo from Asylum Tattoo in Long Island, NY! For those feeling particularly generous, anyone who donates $1750.00 will receive a stage-used prop (the decapitated head of Mitt Romney), autographed by the band.
GWAR, known for their over-the-top costuming, and very wet concerts, has been playing gigs since the mid-1980s, but really came into their own in the mid-1990s, thanks to the airplay for music videos (yes kids, those were once a thing) for songs like “The Road Behind” and “Saddam A Go-Go” on the MTV show, Beavis and Butthead.
GWAR’s Kickstarter campaign will be active until Friday, November 25th, which could give a lot of us some reason to skip the malls on Black Friday, and throw some money to the GWAR comic book!