Hello again my Comic Book legions and welcome back to the in-depth coverage of the 2011 NY Comic Con that we have been delivering to you on the official blog for PiercingMetal.com; The adventures at this year’s Con seem to have been the biggest in our personal experience and that brings me to the next chapter and the wonderful images and people that we encountered. That being said, let’s get back to work on the travels as we first encounter a cool couple of DC Comics cosplayers with Power Girl and Plastic Man. This was the second of each character that I remembered seeing as I wandered the massive halls.
Author: Rick Spears, Chuck BB
Title: Black Metal
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: August 1, 2007
Genre: Graphic Novel
During my travails as a freelance graphic novel reviewer for a major weekly magazine that focuses on the publishing industry, I’m usually buried beneath mountains of cookie-cutter, disposable landfill that I wouldn’t use to wrap fish, But every now and then my efforts are rewarded by having a truly fun book I would otherwise never have heard of fall into my lap. The latest such book is Oni Press’ Black metal Vol. 1.
Heavy Metal is a rock ’n’ roll genre known for its guitar-worship/masturbation (yeah, I’m talkin’ about YOU, Yngwie Malmsteen; “I Am A Viking?” Oh, puh-leeze…), bombast and pomposity serving to fuel young men’s fantasies of heroism and machismo, sometimes involving elder gods, their amoral mythologies, and their inevitable return, in other words a subject ripe for lampooning, and this graphic novel just may be the funniest take on the clichés of the genre to come along since This Is Spinal Tap.
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