Metalheads compete with superheroesWritten by Jim Beard | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The official Dark Horse Comics website categorizes “Metalocalypse: Dethklok” No. 3 as “humor.” Jim Collins of Toledo’s JC’s Comic Stop categorizes the book as his Pick of the Week.
This begs the question, “Whatever happened to ‘Archie’?”
“’Metalocalypse: Dethklok’ is based on metalheads’ cult favorite TV show from Adult Swim,” Collins said. “Co-written by creator Brendon Small, this comic has captured the series in all its glory. Everything you have come to love or loathe [about the show] is here. If you read carefully you can almost hear Skwisgaar, Pickles, Nathan Explosion, Toki and William Murderface. Dark Horse is one of the only companies currently out there that could pull this off correctly. Here’s hoping it becomes a regular series.”
Dark Horse’s solicitation copy for the issue says, “Dethklok have constructed the ultimate concert venue, the DethTrain — three stories high and eight car lanes wide, requiring a small nation’s worth of manpower and materials to build … evil rides the rails, turning a killer live show into a one-way trip to hell!”
It goes to show that there truly is a comic book out there for everyone, even heavy metal fans.
From last week, Collins also picked a bit more standard fare with DC’s “Green Lantern” No. 62. Interest in this summer’s GL movie with Ryan Reynolds is high and as Collins reports, “This comic has been consistently great from the beginning and continuously gets better.”
This issue features Krona, whom Collins said, “once dared to find the origins of the universe as one of the beings that would become the Guardians of the Universe. Green Lantern Hal Jordan, despite all his power, cannot stop Krona and this will lead into the ‘War of the Green Lanterns’ event. Another neat thing in the comic these days is the exclusive Green Lantern movie previews: a very cool behind-the-scenes look [at the film’s designs].”