Over the last decade, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has crafted the story behind The Mandrake Project, a 12-issue limited series epic saga of opposing forces battling to use the powers of science and magic to gain control of immortality. Now, accompanied by the creative team of writer Tony Lee  (Doctor Who, Marvel, DC) and artist Staz Johnson (Marvel, DC), Bruce is releasing the saga that captures the century-spanning generational war between the forces of science and mysticism for control of immortality. With a painted cover by multiple Eisner-winner Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight, New Mutants), this is a rare collectible for fans of music and comics. Edited by Eisner and Harvey-winner Rantz A. HoseleyBruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project 12-issue comic series is a vital component of Bruce’s narrative and music experience.

Early in the process of writing my new album, the idea of a companion comic book began to take shape in my mind.” says Bruce Dickinson. “So I approached Z2 who were recommended to me by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield) and Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner with Hervé, Anvil). I then found out that my management were already working with on the POM Maiden graphic novel which I contributed the Revelations story to. I then pitched them with a fully formed concept and written storyline which they immediately understood and enthusiastically started fleshing out plans and ideas with me! I knew right then,” Dickinson continues, “that they would be the perfect creative team to help bring my own ideas to fruition…and here they are.”

The battle for immortality begins with Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project #1 available at comic retailers and direct from on January 17th. The large-sized 9.35” x 9:35” 36-page single issue with cardstock cover is priced at $10 and arrives in a sealed bag with a first-printing certificate of authenticity – the first of a 12-issue run arriving quarterly over the course of the next three years, including annual trade paperbacks every fall. Release dates for 2024 and 2025 as follows:

The Mandrake Project #1 – January 17, 2024

The Mandrake Project #2 – March 20, 2024

 The Mandrake Project #3 – June 26, 2024

The Mandrake Project #4 – September 25, 2024

The Mandrake Project Annual Trade paperback #1 – November 6th, 2024

The Mandrake Project #5 – December 18th, 2024

The Mandrake Project #6 – March 19th, 2025

The Mandrake Project #7 – June 25th, 2025

The Mandrake Project #8 – September 24th, 2025

The Mandrake Project Annual Trade paperback #2 – November 5th, 2025

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