The Press Release:
Announced earlier today in an exclusive interview with IGN, the final issue of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s hit run on VENOM will arrive in April. The all-star creative team will be saying farewell to a character they helped redefine in a special milestone issue: VENOM #200. With the revolutionary work on the symbiote mythology, the team’s incredible run will leave a lasting impact not only on the character of Venom but on the Marvel Universe as a whole.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested Jon Schaffer, founder of the Heavy Metal band Iced Earth for his role in the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. A Tweet from the FBI went out a few short hours ago and has been included below the photograph that we snapped during a 2018 performance by the band in NYC.
Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with "bear spray."
According to the FBI Indianapolis Field Office; Schaffer is facing the following charges:
1. Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2. Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3. Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4. Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5. Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6. Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Washington, D.C., police officer Christina Laury said cops were being sprayed with bear mace — a significantly stronger version of pepper spray — as they held the line outside.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Over 100 arrests have been made so far from this horrible occurrence.
Though we didn’t have much in the way of conventions last year based on the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, we were able to have some sense of normal life based on the assorted streaming services such as Crunchyroll. That being said, its now time to celebrate the best of the best from the fine folks at Crunchyroll. Let’s take a look at the full press release and nominees as provided by their media facilitators.
The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is excited to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, presented by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, with voting open and available for fans starting today. The Anime Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from 2020, all made possible by the world’s most passionate community. The full list of nominees have been revealed below and can also be found on the Anime Awards website. Fans are encouraged to vote every day for their favorites between today, Friday, January 15 through Friday, January 22. Voting will reset every day at 12 AM PST. Logged in Crunchyroll users who vote in every category will also receive a special digital gift when voting ends delivered directly to their email! Crunchyroll’s Tim Lyu will host the awards show this year, along with a special guest – Crunchyroll’s beloved princess Crunchyroll-Hime!
The winners will be revealed live during the Anime Awards show on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. All winners will be chosen by fans across the global anime community and a committee of judges. Judges will serve as tiebreakers in the event of any ties.
Anime of the Year:
* Great Pretender
* JUJUTSU KAISEN
* Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Well my friends, the moment has finally arrived and the very first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe group of television shows is available for streaming on the Disney+ service effective right now at the time that this post goes live. I’m speaking of course of “WandaVision” which brings us into the world of The Scarlet Witch and The Vision. The series will run week by week episodically but the first two are available today so that is pretty cool. I plan on watching them with my morning coffee because as you read this I am fast asleep. Ah the benefits of programing a post in advance. I’m really excited though that’s for sure and here is a look at the Official Poster, some premise and the casting.
The news is slowly circulating about the passing of the legendary Sylvain Sylvain, an original member of the influential New York Dolls at age 69. The musician lost his battle with cancer and we are saddened by the loss. He joins the other members of the band who’ve left before him and leaves singer David Johansen as the last surviving member.
Growing up when I did I’d have to say that The Dolls were way ahead of my own music appreciation and I learned to enjoy what they brought to the table many years after their debut. They were surely influential and were the spark in the careers of bands like KISS who cited how much they learned from watching the band during their heyday. Sylvain’s death follows the news about the passing of bassist Tim Bogert. We send sincere condolences to his family, band mates and worldwide gathering of fans. Thanks for the music Syl, may you Rest In Peace.