Z2 Comics's has given its new graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL, due out later this month, a 40,000 copy initial print run, Z2 Publisher Josh Frankel told ICv2.  The run was helped by the band’s rabid fans in Japan, where import copies in English are accounting for 10,000 copies of the run.  The graphic novel tells the origin story of kawaii metal group Babymetal (see "Kawaii Metal Comics to Comics").

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Z2 hopes to find similar success with its next music tie-in, by the lead singer of the Black Veil Brides, Andy Biersack.  The graphic novel, titled Ghost of Ohio, will be tied to Biersack's new solo album scheduled for Spring 2019, with the graphic novel scheduled for "March, roughly."  

Biersack is co-writing the book with Scott Tuft (Severed), with art by Eryk Donovan.