Whatever Happened To Baron Von Shock?

Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock?Whenever I get a chance to write about Rob Zombie I jump right on the first opportunity to do so.  The man has done so much over the past 20+ years and his legacy continues.  Word cannot even describe how much his career, music, films and other passions mean to me.  He provides me the much needed motivation to live strong every day.  But wait…his legacy just doesn’t end with music and movies…he’s also been heavily involved in the world of comics and he’s making his return known this May with the title Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock?  Now I am not a big comic fan by any means, but two things jump out at me here.  First, it’s Rob Zombie.  That makes it a must-buy!  Second…the cover art!  Hopefully my buddy Gregg picks this one up for me at the comic shop on May 26th.  Check out the full press release below and most importantly…the very rad (yes I said rad) cover art.  Who says rad anymore?  Weird.  I just felt like saying the word for no reason at all.  Sorry.

Rob Zombie explores the gruesome world of fame and fortune with Baron Von Shock
Berkeley, CA – 15 March 2010 Is there anything ROB ZOMBIE can’t do? From music to television to movies, Zombie has proven himself to be a boundary-jumping entertainment juggernaut. In May, he returns to conquer comics with ROB ZOMBIE PRESENTS: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? Zombie has concocted a delightfully depressing tale about the seduction of celebrity culture and its pitfalls. BARON VON SHOCK is illustrated by DONNY HADIWIDJAJA and VAL STAPLES and published by Image Comics.
“This comic venture is very, very different in tone for me. Instead of a crazy over-the-top monster-fest like El Superbeasto, I wanted to create something that works more on a slice of life human level.” states Zombie, “After El Superbeasto became a movie, I felt I had taken that style as far as I could. So, I really needed Baron Von Shock to be something fresh in writing and in art.”
“After publishing THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, we jumped at the chance to work with Rob again on BARON VON SHOCK,” says Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Baron Von Shock is darkly humorous, thrilling and uncompromising everything fans expect a Rob Zombie story to be.”


In BARON VON SHOCK, Rob Zombie returns to comics with a dark dramedy describing the fantastic rise and spiraling decent of celebrity. Being in the right place at the right time isn’t always a good thing, as Leon Stokes aka Baron Von Shock finds out first hand. His sudden rise to fame as a local television horror host meets with unexpected results. BARON VON SHOCK proves to be a roller coaster of emotion that only Rob Zombie can deliver.
BARON VON SHOCK #1, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores May 26, 2010. Also available: ROB ZOMIE PRESENTS THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO .



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2 Responses to “Whatever Happened To Baron Von Shock?”

  1. Gerard Iribe

    I’ll have to give this one a look. I never did get a chance to check out the SuperBeasto comic, but own the blu ray of the movie.

  2. Brian White

    Wasn’t Superbeasto an awesome flick? I had no idea what to expect when I bought that one, but was I ever pleasantly surprised…in a good way of course!