cotl the first verse

Cult Of The Lamb: The First Verse Is A New Comic Book Adaptation Of Massive Monster’s Megahit

The Kickstarter campaign was funded within six minutes.

Cult of the Lamb, the megahit indie joint from Melbourne’s own Massive Monster, is getting its own comic book series adaptation after launching and subsequently demolishing a Kickstarter pre-order campaign.

The project, which is being produced in collaboration with independent comic book and graphic novel publisher Oni Press and slated to launch in December 2024, will come from writer Alex Paknadel and Eisner Award-nominated artist Troy Little, and will chronicle the Lamb’s fall and subsequent rise to power in the name of vengeance against the Bishops of the Old Faith through an initial four issues.

There are multiple editions and bundles available to pre-order on the Kickstarter page, from digital PDF versions of the comic books to softcover and hardcover prints, fancy limited editions and more – though the richer stuff is pretty much all sold out or off the shelf already. The project met its initial funding goal within six minutes of going live and has since smashed every one of its stretch goals. At the time of writing, it’s raised over $430,000 AUD and still going.

Check out a promotional video for Cult of the Lamb: The First Verse below:

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“In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us – young Lamb, the last of their kind – was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died… then forged a deal of their own.

“At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as The One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the Earth.

“The Bishops of the Old Faith must fall. The disbelievers must be destroyed. And, as Lamb assembles their flock, a new master shall reign over creation. Praise be to the Cult of the Lamb!”