In honor of The Doors' 50th anniversary of their 1970 album Morrison Hotel, Z2 Comics will be releasing a graphic novel on October 13th which will cover the iconic album itself, as well as the events of the era that spawned its creation.
The announcement was made on the now defunct group's social media accounts, explaining that the anthology “weaves the band’s influence into some of the lore that led to their status as the architects of counterculture.”
“I have loosely tied the stories to the tracks on the album, but also I am filling them with everything I can that puts you in that mindset, into that moment, where the album was made,” Moore, who is the daughter of Watchmen writer Alan Moore, tells Rolling Stone. “I mean, obviously you could write a whole book for each track, but I wanted the stories to just immerse you in one place.”
Each limited deluxe edition, available only at TheDoors.com and limited to 5,000 copies, comes in a special slipcase with three art prints featuring images from the book. A certificate of authenticity signed by the writer Leah Moore will be included, as well as an exclusive 50th Anniversary Edition 12” vinyl Morrison Hotel picture disc. The LP itself features the original 1970 stereo mix, remastered by the band's longtime engineer Bruce Botnick.
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For those who are artistically inclined, it would be good to know that the band is always looking for something new to share - so start sketching and be sure to pass it along!