Dio – Holy Diver graphic novel coming from Z2 Comics: “You’ve been gone too long in the midnight sea”

(throwing devil horns)

The “holy” grail of heavy metal graphic novels is coming in summer 2021.

Behold: the Holy Diver graphic novel – an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Penned by acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), the book will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of Dio’s debut album—definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario?

Dio – Holy Diver Graphic Novel – Z2 Comics via Syfy. com
Ronnie James Dio Live In Holland (1983) performing “Holy Diver”

The price in today’s troubled times might be a bit steep at $99 plus tax for 120 page book, but who knows where the digital version will be priced. Possibly half the price or less? I don’t know, but I’m adding this to my Christmas wishlist. Maybe Santa will think of me, if I haven’t been too naughty this year. I’ll even wax Rudolph’s nose.

Can the future hold a film adaptation? Dream evil!

Holy Diver – The Graphic Novel from Z2 Comics is scheduled to be published June 2021,