Devil’s Due Becomes First Comic Publisher to Offer Tour Book in Comic Form
CHICAGO, IL (November 4, 2008) – Devil’s Due Publishing announced today that it has partnered with multi-platinum rock act Hinder to produce a limited-edition comic-themed tour book, and is in talks to produce a monthly comic series based on the band’s upcoming “Take It to the Limit” tour. The first “Take It to the Limit” book will serve as the band’s tour book, which will accompany their 2009 tour.
Hinder fans recently got a preview of images from the book at the band’s exclusive Las Vegas album party at the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa located in the Fantasy Tower at Palms Casino and Resort.
DDP has long been known for their licensed books, including holding the rights for the Halloween and Chucky franchises. In recent years, DDP has made a name by developing original comic crossovers and series built around existing stars. Most notably DDP developed, produced and published Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia’s “Rest,” which fans first got a look at in San Diego at this year’s Comic-Con.
“Growing up every kid dreams about being in a comic book, or being a super hero, we have a new and exciting opportunity to be portrayed in a comic book series of our own,” said Hinder front-man Austin Winkler. “We are going to have a blast with this, it will be a lot of fun, this is for our fans, and they will be heavily involved in this, we think they will love it. All in the name of rock n roll!”
For more information and the latest updates on the Hinder comic series, please visit www.devilsdue.net.
Channeling the spirit of 80s arena rock, Hinder released their Universal Records debut, Extreme Behavior, in September of 2005 going triple platinum and spent 2 ½ years on the road in support remaining on Billboard’s Top 200 for more than 70 weeks. Their first single, the anthemic “Get Stoned,” crowned them as rock’s new bad boys taking them to #4 at Mainstream Rock. The band’s second single, the monster hit “Lips Of An Angel” reached #1 at Mainstream Top 40 radio as well as becoming the first rock band to reach 3 million in ringtone sales making them the biggest selling rock artist in the history of the mobile formats. The hit song was also recognized as Active Rock Radio’s most popular rock single of 2006. Following up with “Better Than Me,” Hinder once again had a Mainstream Top 40 radio hit peaking at #21. Hinder were recently honored with three BMI Awards including Pop Song of the Year and Internet Song of the Year for “Lips Of An Angel.” Hinder’s sophomore release, Take It To The Limit, will be in stores November 4 on Universal/Republic.
Hinder is Austin Winkler (vocals), Mark King (guitar), Blower (guitar), Mark Rodden (Bass), Cody Hanson (drums).
For more information on Hinder, please visit www.hindermusic.com.
About Devil’s Due Publishing
Proliferators of comics culture, DDP is, one of the largest and most established comic book publishers in North America, carrying a diverse line-up of original, creator-owned and licensed properties. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, DDP has many projects in development for film and television with major studios including 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, and Rogue Pictures. DDP’s titles include Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena, Dungeons & Dragons, DemonWars, Voltron, Rest, Serpo and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash. The company recently launched a line of cutting edge designer toys and life accessories under the imprint DDPOP, found in specialty stores this summer.