The Clay People: Colossus: Top Cow and Ep1tome Release Free Preview

The Clay People: Colossus is a new comic book collaboration between Top Cow and the metal band THE CLAY PEOPLE. TOP COW and EP1T0ME are now offering metal music lovers and comic book fans a FREE Digital 20+ page preview book of the upcoming one-shot comic, inspired by the band's song "Colossus" and written by Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, SWING) and Christian DiBari (MAGDALENA). There may or may not be a legal issue with Marvel using "Colossus" in the title, considering there's a major X-Men member with that name…

The Clay People: Colossus: Top Cow and Ep1tome Release Free Preview
"The Clay People: Colossus" key art from Top Cow

As the synopsis goes, "A biracial boy in the Midwest uses a supernatural gift from his grandfather to push back against two older boys who are terrorizing him. In a tale inspired by the song "Colossus" by heavy metal band THE CLAY PEOPLE, intolerance, drug addiction, poverty, and boredom collide into a perfect storm of grisly revenge!"

THE CLAY PEOPLE is a rock band hailing from Albany, New York. The band's self-titled debut album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records; their furiously propulsive lead single "Awake" climbed the radio charts and launched the band into an international touring act with the likes of Disturbed, Staind, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static-X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter. "Colossus" is from THE CLAY PEOPLE's latest album, Demon Hero. There's a social agenda behind the comic story as it deals with issues like bullying, intergenerational trauma, and racism.

This one-shot is the second team-up project between TOP COW and EP1T0ME, the first being ST. MERCY. Richard Leibowitz, EP1T0ME's president, said, "The song means different things to different people; the more we heard it, the more we envisioned a story about an underdog with new-found, out-of-control power and the ramifications that using it would bring."

This FREE preview book allows fans to think a bit deeper and contemplate the song and the story themselves.

In Stores and Comixology/Amazon Kindle: March 16th, 2022 (

Pre-Order Ends on Feb. 21, 2022 (

Diamond Order Code: DEC210075

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About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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