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NBC Dons “The Cape” To Fight Crime & Injustice (1/9/2011)

I’ve touched upon my interest in the superhero side of the entertainment realm by mentioning about my almost lifelong appreciation for the comic book medium and the adventures of great heroes such as Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and The Fantastic Four to name a choice few. It was one of the main reasons that I enjoyed being a member of the press at the 2010 NY Comic Con & Anime Festival and all of this brings me to the reason for this particular posting. It seems as though NBC is taking a plunge into the heroic action-adventure line of programming once again by offering us a show called “The Cape”. The show poster is below.

Poster - The Cape TV Show

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An Overview Of IDW Publishing’s “Eternal Descent” Issue #3

Welcome back, I am continuing and actually finishing up with the discussions about the first few issues of the IDW Published title “Eternal Descent” and since I had been out of the regular collecting mode for a few years l was not as up on this as I would have liked to be. The premise of the comic is that of an “Urban Gothic Fantasy” and it’s the brainchild of musician/writer Llexi Leon. Leon is the founder of a label called Incendiary Records and he has created the virtual band Eternal Descent to tell his stories. Over time he realized that music would not be able to deliver the stories in the same fashion as the comics and here we are. It’s an epic fantasy and mystery that pits good against evil and does so with some of the Metal world’s biggest stars as guest characters along the way. I got my hands on the first three issues of the title and offer up some overview on each of them along with some cover art. This is the summary of the third issue. Enjoy.

Issue #3: Loki starts off the action by taking over the mind of an as yet unnamed Rocker but it’s obvious he is a member of the Power Metal band Firewind. More clues unravel about the mysteries of Lyra Constance who now seems to be travelling with Sirian in order to make more sense about her past and present. The two meet up with guitarist Gus G. in order to help out their singer Apollo (who was the victim at the stories opener). Some magic guitar from our Metallic Angel helps the band to get back onstage and smite the demons with fire, lightning and other powerful energy bolts. The crowd merely thinks they got one hell of a light show during the Firewind gig. The adventure continues.
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An Overview Of IDW Publishing’s “Eternal Descent” Issue #2

Welcome back, I am continuing on with the discussions about the first few issues of the IDW Published title “Eternal Descent” and since I had been out of the regular collecting mode for a few years l was not as up on this as I would have liked to be. The premise of the comic is that of an “Urban Gothic Fantasy” and it’s the brainchild of musician/writer Llexi Leon. Leon is the founder of a label called Incendiary Records and he has created the virtual band Eternal Descent to tell his stories. Over time he realized that music would not be able to deliver the stories in the same fashion as the comics and here we are. It’s an epic fantasy and mystery that pits good against evil and does so with some of the Metal world’s biggest stars as guest characters along the way. I got my hands on the first three issues of the title and offer up some overview on each of them along with some cover art. This is the summary of the second issue. Enjoy.

Issue #2: Picking up immediately where we left off in issue #1, we find out that Lyra is also something special and appears to be “demon-like” but scared and confused about this being the case. She escapes and now Sirian must track her down and get her the help she requires. We also learn that she is the missing singer of a very popular Metal band and that she was supposed to be headlining over a God Forbid show. Their cancellation makes the GF guys headline and soon the demons take over and start up their usual monkey business by turning the audience members into zombies or monsters or whatever they were supposed to be. Guitarist Doc Coyle gets possessed until he is rescued by Sirian and then together the pair dispatches the demons with a vengeance. Through it all Sirian tells Doc that he is dreaming. The concert portion of the story also makes use of the God Forbid lyrics from the tune “Into The Wasteland”.
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An Overview Of IDW Publishing’s “Eternal Descent” Issue #1

Comic books and music seem to go hand in hand and this has been the case for many more years than I can remember. Back in the Golden Age of the medium we often found artists like The Beatles being referenced and sometimes even getting their own books like The Monkees did in 1968. For me the magic of these two passions of my youth coming together was when KISS got their own adventure story published in the very first issue of “Marvel Comics Super Special”. This issue came out in 1977 and featured the face-painted New Yorkers in epic battle against Doctor Doom and Mephisto – Killer stuff for sure. Needless to say it only increased my youthful belief in the magic of KISS as something bigger than mortal men and most likely helped contribute to the collecting passion that I got involved in for years in terms of comic books. In today’s Metal music scene we find a lot more bands taking part in comic book writing, publishing or guest appearances. It’s really a great time to be a Metal head and someone that loves comics since both things are viewed as really cool as opposed to be the stuff of utter nerd dom. Let’s face it, do you think anyone is going to give crap to Glen Danzig for his comic book line, or Rob Dukes (from Exodus)? I hardly think so.

With that being said, I had the opportunity to get my hands on the first three issues of a series entitled “Eternal Descent” and since I had been out of the regular collecting mode for a few years l was not as up on this as I would have liked to be. Until now that is. The premise of the comic is that of an “Urban Gothic Fantasy” and it’s the brainchild of musician/writer Llexi Leon. Leon is the founder of a label called Incendiary Records and he has created the virtual band Eternal Descent to tell his stories. Over time he realized that music would not be able to deliver the stories in the same fashion as the comics and here we are. It’s an epic fantasy and mystery that pits good against evil and does so with some of the Metal world’s biggest stars as guest characters along the way. I got my hands on the first three issues of the title and offer up some overviews on each of them along with some cover art. I’ll begin with issue #1, Enjoy. Continue reading An Overview Of IDW Publishing’s “Eternal Descent” Issue #1

Airing Tonight: “That Metal Show” Season 6

Six, Six, Six…..the number of the Season and I am sorry for misappropriating the classic Iron Maiden tune but yes my friends tonight is the debut of the Sixth Season of VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” which is hosted by Eddie Trunk and company. As this is something a lot of the Metal fans are excited about, I like to keep in tune with you by doing a quick broadcast post such as this for a reminder.


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