The story of The Grateful Dead is set to be immortalized in a comic book! Grateful Dead Origins will be released by Z2 Comics and it will explore the early days of the band. The comic promises to tell "the story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jam-band culture."
Grateful Dead audiovisual archivist and legacy manager David Lemieux said in a statement, "We've seen many archival releases that offer magnificent audio representations of the Grateful Dead's history, and several filmed interpretations of the Dead's story. To these, we're thrilled to add to the Dead's narrative canon this beautiful portrayal of the Dead's origin story in the form of this wonderful new comic."
The graphic novel is scheduled for release in early 2020 with pre-orders available now.