Cradle Of Filth announce Maledictus Athenaeum comic book series and Dani action figure

Cradle Of Filth, Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment unveil details of the Maledictus Athenaeum comic book anthology series.

Cradle Of Filth announce Maledictus Athenaeum comic book series and Dani action figure
Emily Carter

Extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth are getting into the world of comics, announcing details of their first anthology series, Maledictus Athenaeum, with Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment.

The new five-issue series – which is available to order now and ships in May – "explores the far corners of Cradle Of Filth’s musical legacy, a vast universe of Ageless Vampires, Mythical Creatures and Vengeful Gods".

"Cradle Of Filth’s collaboration with Incendium for the forthcoming comic series and action figures provides an incredible opportunity for fans to indulge and explore the mythologies and murk at the heart of the band’s lyrical compositions," explains Dani Filth.

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"As an avid collector of Horror figures for decades now – citing the enclosing walls and shelves of my home crammed with toys and memorabilia as an example – I was only too eager to embrace this emphatic union with a company that is as excited about bringing our brand of lascivious Gothic darkness to glorious undeath as we are."

Incendium CEO Llexi Leon adds: "Dani has created such a rich mythology across Cradle Of Filth’s discography and we’re thrilled to explore those dark fantasy worlds with our Maledictus Athenaeum anthology, an ever growing gothic library that’s sure to enthral readers with an irresistible blend of horror, romance, mystery, and mayhem – featuring incredible visuals to inspire all manner of toys and collectibles across our lines."

If the comics aren't enough for you CoF fans, an awesome Dani Filth action figure has been unveiled, too. It ships from June, and can be picked up right here.

The frontman says, "To begin with are figures of ‘yours ghoulie’ Dani Filth resplendent in my onstage battle outfit; accompanied to war by the cruel, domineering Succubus from the Bitter Suites To Succubi album cover art, who is explored further in the first of many comic book adaptations to be unleashed in Maledictus Athenaeum. Both figures come delivered with classic action figure aplomb, whilst the comic book art is both visceral and evocative and is totally stunning.

"Naturally we cannot wait for fans and collectors alike to get their claws on these unique, exquisite treasures and given the depth of Cradle Of Filth’s extensive discography and with a wealth of dark occultisms to draw upon – having tackled the morbid and sordid tales of Elizabeth Bathory, Gilles de Rais, Lucifer and Lilith as full-blown concept albums already – our collaboration with Incendium promises to be a marriage forged in Hell that prospers for aeons…"

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