Metallica Comic Book Tells the Tale of Band’s Beginnings


Story by Charles Ken

Metallica’s tale is being told in a new comic book

Metallica’s story is coming to life via a comic book. “Orbit: Metallica” is part-biography, part-comic book and tells the story of the metal men’s beginnings via a 28 page cartoon spread. The book is available via Comic Flea Market.

Michael L. Frizell wrote the story behind “Orbit: Metallica,” and his brother David Frizell designed the cover. David’s résumé includes work with Avenged Sevenfold.

“It’s Metallica! What rock artist wouldn’t jump at the chance to draw them?” David said Frizell in a statement. “I’ve followed them their entire career. They are the most influential metal band ever.”

Interior artist Jayfri Hashim added, “Metallica’s formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era. Many people get it wrong when they say Metallica is a rock band. They’re not. They are the very definition of a metal band. They were daring, innovative, and the story of their beginning fascinates me.”

In other news, Metallica performed on the main stage of Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park last weekend.



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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