Post-Apocalypto is the name of the first Tenacious D graphic novel, following on from the Jack Black and Kyle Gass YouTube show Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto and album Post-Apocalypto. And unlike some bands who get other people to write, or at least draw, their comics, the Tenacious DC will see Jack Black draw the entire 180-page comic, with Kyle Gass co-writing the book.
Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of utter destruction following the detonation of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old impenetrable 1950s refrigerator), the duo soon learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. It quickly becomes apparent that for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.
"When we finished this book there was only one publisher we ever really considered," explains Tenacious D. "Fantagraphics has been the shining beacon of creativity in comic books for decades. We are thrilled to release our magnum opus with the undisputed greatest and best comic book publisher in the world. Fantagraphics 4 life."
With twists and turns including an insane (and timely, given the election-year) visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators.
"I've been a fan of Tenacious D for years and am absolutely excited to publish Post-
Apocalypto!" exclaims Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds. "It's about time these guys conquered yet another artistic medium."