NYCC: Coheed & Cambria's Claudio Sanchez Calls 'Amory Wars' Comics 'An Extension Of The Records'

Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez is no stranger to the comics world, having authored Boom Studios' "The Amory Wars," a science-fiction drama that integrated with the mythology of the band's music, as well as the recent "Kill Audio" comic, featuring an immortal troll on a quest to discover the mystery of life.

With the first volume of "The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth" debuting at this year's New York Comic Con, I spoke with Sanchez about the way Coheed and Cambria's music integrates with "The Amory Wars" comic.


"Essentially, it's just an extension of the records for those fans who kind of want more and want the story in detail," said Sanchez.

"I originally created the idea 12 years ago, because as a lyricist I had a hard time confessing myself in song," he explained. "I had this love for comics and science-fiction and thought this was a cool way to do it — to basically create a curtain with the story and hide my story in it."

Back in July 2009, I spoke to Sanchez ahead of the release of "Kill Audio," which he called a "Rock 'n Roll Ghostbusters" story. With "The Amory Wars," the comic's storyline corresponds with each album of the band's music and represents a chapter in the science-fiction mythology created by Sanchez.

"It's really just there as an extension for those fans who want to explore it," he said of "The Amory Wars."

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