“I mean, who doesn’t want to be a super-hero?” – Jourgensen
By Blurt Staff
Al Jourgensen—apparently energized by that recent BLURT interview in which he talked about his recent memoir as well as what has turned out to be the final Ministry album—is joining with British dark-artist Sam Shearon, a.k.a. “Mister-Sam,” to create a series of comic books. MINISTRY: The Devil’s Chord – The Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen, a 13-issue comic book series, is targeted to premiere at next July’s Comi-Con in San Diego. Each issue in the series will be based on a Ministry album, including the Psalm 69, the Gold-sellers The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, as well as Filth Pig, Rio Grande Blood, The Last Sucker, and Relapse.
The series is themed in chronological order similar to Ministry’s catalogue. The main thread will focus on aliens, conspiracy theories, the occult and the vile and corrupt world of governments… and of course record labels. The idea for a Ministry comic book was conceived by Ministry manager Angelina Jourgensen. The story/script of the comic book, written by Sam Shearon was inspired by conversations about Al’s life with both Al and Angelina Jourgensen who provided the factual ingredients for Shearon to write this epic. Shearon has written the copy, created all of the characters and has designed and illustrated the artwork for all 13 main covers as well as the inner illustrations throughout the entire series.
Said Jourgensen, “I’ve been wanting to step away from music for a bit, switch gears…then I met Sam and then POOF! Sam turns me into a super hero. Ya, I’ll sign up for that!”
The Devil’s Chord follows the adventures of Alien F. Jourgensen, a young musician who is discovered by a record label that seeks to change him, mold him, and control him. But as Alien focuses his attention on doing what he is truly passionate about – playing music – he discovers his true talent and becomes aware of the inherent powers that set him apart from everyone else, powers that are triggered by music. As his power grows, he sees truths that others don’t: chilling realities about everything from the true intentions of those who really run the planet, to the untapped powers that lie within all of us.
The story is seen as an alternative view of the life and times of Alien F. Jourgensen and his rise to ‘super’ power that you won’t find in his autobiography. Combining elements of history and real-life Jourgensen experiences – including many tidbits that were left out of his recent autobiography – the comic books will have our hero traveling the world as a rock musician where he meets and interacts with figures such as William Burroughs and Timothy Leary.
“I’d love to have people like Trent Reznor, Billy Gibbons and Gibby Haynes be characters in the series,” said Jourgensen. “I mean, who doesn’t want to be a super-hero?”