Perhaps I should explain what I am talking about. For many, many years I was a comic book collector and as result have several thousand of them in various locations of the city and even some in our illustrious PiercingMetal Command HQ. I’ve freely admitted that I have been close to a lifelong fan of the adventures of Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Green Lantern, The Avengers and at this point far too many others to even list. My appreciation of the medium led me to give an overview on a comic book that featured Norway’s own Dimmu Borgir called “Dimmu Borgir: The Dark Fortress” and only last month I attended the NY Comic Con for 2010 as a member of the accredited press. This was my first comic convention in years and it was super exciting to be able to present my findings to the fans of my website and blog. I’ll be hitting similar events going forward using the “Convention Adventures” category. So without any further adieu I would like to announce the beginning of the “Comic Booking It” category here on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog. Queue dramatic music and stop 🙂
So What Will This New Category Feature? I am getting to that. Right now I envision this as a means to do additional synopsis or reviews of comics that might feature Metal bands as their protagonists or be the result of a creative team that features a musician or band of note. Over the years there have been a few comics dedicated to the mighty KISS, The Beatles and even a series that was called “Rock & Roll Comics” which I enjoyed reading depending on the issue and the artist that was featured. You can read about the Rock comics HERE if you like. That will be my starting premise but I know that I would really enjoy the chance to speak a little about some of the new mini series that might come out from Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse if such a thing becomes possible based on resource availability. Whatever happens I am really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this kind of reviewing. I’m sure you will like it.
Closing up I just wanted to thank our good friend and unofficial Art Director Joe Kaufman for this new and wonderful logo so we could make a big deal about this new feature on the Official Blog.
UPDATE: Since the original time of this post, PiercingMetal.com has integrated all of its blog content into the main presentation and this category is now labelled “COMICS” – Also, the previously labelled “Convention Adventures” Category has been removed from the website and all event coverage was moved to “EVENTS”. This merge and reorganization has made for a better reader experience.