4-LP Blondie Box Set—1974-1982: Against The Odds—To Release with Blondie Comic Debut From Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, More

The Compilation Contains Plaza Sound, Parallel Beats, Coca Cola & Home Sounds

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LOS ANGELES—Coinciding with the upcoming launch of the Blondie: Against The Odds graphic novel this fall, Z2 Comics and Blondie will include the recently announced Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds official 4-LP box set with all platinum editions of the graphic novel.

The package features 52 bonus tracks across four albums—Plaza Sound, Parallel Beats, Coca Cola, and Home Sounds—and comes with a 128-page hardcover book inside a foil-wrapped slipcase.

The package definitively captures the iconic band’s inception and rise, as Blondie merged disco, rock, and beyond in the punk cradle of New York City’s Lower East Side. Limited to 100 copies, the Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds 4-LP box set will be released in platinum editions of the Blondie: Against The Odds graphic novel anthology.

The book’s 21-page biography is written by famed Harley Quinn creative duo Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti, with electric art from Montos. A cache of writers and artists contribute 14 additional stories based on standout songs. These creative teams include such standout talents as:
• Wendy Wright-Williams
• Cassie Parkes
• David Avallone
• Howard Rodman
• Jazzlyn Stone
• Dan Whitehead
• Davide Barnett
• Richard Kadrey
• J.H. Williams III
• Sebastian Piriz
• Lisa Weber
• Anthony Marques
• Manuela Pertega
• Corey ‘Rey’ Lewis
• Emily Pearson
• Liana Kangas
• Evgenia Vereli
• Sean Pryor
• Rodrigo Reyes
• Marco Perugini

Combining an imaginative take on an oral history of the band, interspersed with artistic interpretations of 14 songs from their catalog and an essay by famed music journalist Victor Bockris, Blondie: Against The Odds captures the creative friction of NYC as the band fought their way to prominence, as well as the power and energy contained within the songs that fueled their rise to legendary status.

Regarding the Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds box set, Debbie Harry said, “It really is a treat to see how far we have come when I listen to these early attempts to capture our ideas on relatively primitive equipment. Fortunately the essence of being in a band in the early 70’s held some of the anti-social, counter culture energies of the groups that were the influencers of the 60’s. I am excited about this special collection. When I listen to these old tracks, it puts me there like I am a time traveler. As bad as it was sometimes, it was also equally as good. No regrets. More music.”

Blondie: Against The Odds features a cover by Amanda Conner and her longtime colorist Paul Mounts, and is available for preorder now for a fall release in softcover and hardcover editions at finer comic shops, book, and record stores worldwide. Exclusively available through Z2’s website in limited quantities are the deluxe and signed platinum versions, packaged with exclusive prints from artists including Colleen Doran, Alison Sampson, Brian Ewing, Michael Allred, Dan Lerner, Matthew Lineham, Scrojo, Jan Meininghaus, Jesse Phillips, Tess Fowler, Brennan Wagner, Sean Pryor, John K. Snyder III, and Jay Jay Jackson. The platinum edition includes the Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds box set along with a 12-inch vinyl single of “Sunday Girl” featuring new cover art from Jesse Phillips.

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