Al Jourgensen is turning himself into a superhero. The rocker from Ministry joined forces with British artist Sam Shearon to create a comic book series that will be called Ministry: The Devil’s Chord – The Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen.
“I’ve been wanting to step away from music for a bit, switch gears,” Jourgensen said in a statement. “I met Sam and then POOF! Sam turns me into a superhero. Ya, I’ll sign up for that!”
The project will be a 13-issue series that’s expected to premiere at Comic-Con next summer, with each issue based on a Ministry album.
The series will follow Alien F. Jourgensen, a budding musician discovered by a record label that seeks to control him. He soon discovers that he has inherent powers that are triggered by playing music, and must combat aliens, figure out conspiracy theories and deal with institutionalized corruption.
The comic book includes elements from Jourgensen’s history, and he hopes to bring some friends in on the fun.
“I’d love to have people like Trent Reznor, Billy Gibbons and Billy Haynes be characters in the series,” said Jourgensen. “I mean, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?”