Brian Azzarello Teams With 3 Floyds To Marry Comics and Beer

Dark Knight III: The Master Race writer Brian Azzarello is pairing his love of good beer with his [...]


Dark Knight III: The Master Race writer Brian Azzarello is pairing his love of good beer with his passion for writing gritty comic book stories in the new series Alpha King. Check out the details below and let me know if you'd like to discuss this latest endeavor with him

One thing that legendary cult microbrewery 3 Floyds is consistently is "not normal," and in celebration of this originality, pub-crawling creators, acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello and artist Simon Bisley have teamed up with 3 Floyds founder and brewmaster Nick Floyd along with colorist Ryan Brown and letterer Jared K. Fletcher to delve into the twisted mythos behind the brand in Alpha King.

"This book is what happens when beer and comics conceive on a barstool," said Azzarello. "I'm a proud poppa."

Alpha King is set a long time ago in a town far, far away (Hammond, Indiana), where Brewer and CiCi are producing a home-brew so distinct that it attracts the attention of a monstrous king and his horrid minions from another dimension. Swords are unsheathed, lines are crossed and sieges are laid for the rise of the Alpha King.

Featuring the insanity created by 3 Floyds—from their bottle washers to head brewers—this all-new series is a heavy metal mad mash-up through a futuristic medieval apocalypse. Zombies? Check. Barbarian hordes? Check. An Arctic Panzer Wolf? Sure, why not?

As any beer geek can tell you, 3 Floyds brews some of the best and instantaneously memorable beers available. Azzarello and Bisley bring their vision to the strange and wild characters created by 3 Floyds… guaranteed to be a hardcore epic that is "not normal" from the first page to the blood-and-beer-soaked conclusion.

Thirsty yet? Alpha King #1 (color / 20 pages / $3.99) is on tap in comic book stores and digitally on next Wednesday, May 4th.

Azzarello and Bisley will be at Munster, Indiana's Dark Lord Day festival on April 30 in support of the title.