Z2 Comics will release Gorillaz Almanac, the first annual from the British virtual band, in October.  The format, a 120-page full color hardcover, draws on the tradition of hardcover British comic annuals.  The volume will include the first ever strip starring the (usually animated) members of the virtual band, 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators, puzzles, games, and more.

The virtual band, created by Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) in 1998, has released six albums since 2001, with sales of over 20 million, plus 100s of millions of streams.

Gorillaz Almanac will be released in three editions: Standard at $24.99 MSRP, Deluxe at $99.99, and Super Deluxe at $199.99. The Standard Edition will be 8.5" x 12" (British Annual size), the Deluxe Edition (limited to 6,665) will be 10” x 15” and slipcased with music from Season One of Song Machine (CD), and the Super Deluxe Edition of 200 will be 10" x 15" with a special art piece signed by Jamie Hewlett, and the music CD.