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Nearly three and a half years after initially being announced, Marvel and Netflix have finally brought together their Defenders team. While not a functioning unit just yet, the groundwork has been laid out and we’re finally up to Iron Fist, the proclaimed “Final Defender.” The controversy and press around this series has been, to say the least, polarizing, but what does a casual Iron Fist fan such as myself have to think?  

I like the idea of going to shows and seeing a wide variety of bands, particularly in heavy metal. Not every tour needs to be a conglomerate of metalcore or thrash metal on every single run, and seeing different bands on the bill help change things up. So, thus, when it was revealed that Swallow the Sun and Amorphis would be joining an already diverse pairing of Nile and Overkill at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, it was a complete breath of fresh air.  

Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty’s most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world’s heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. Marvel presents a brand new Secret Empire series, SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD written by Paul Allor (Uncanny Inhumans) Brian Level (Deadpool, Deadpool & The Mercs for Money) with an army of Marvel’s top creators following suit and detailing how every corner of the Marvel Universe lives in a world overrun by the hordes of Hydra.  

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NAPALM DEATH‘s classic debut ‘Scum‘, along with CARCASS‘ legendary album ‘Heartwork‘, have been reissued on Full Dynamic Range vinyl and are available once again.  

Prepare for a whole new team to take on the vile underbelly of the Marvel Universe. It’s time to meet THE CREW – Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold. And  they’re coming at you in the hard-hitting debut issue of BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW #1 – available April 12th. Co-written by Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and featuring legendary artist Butch Guice – the Crew will band together to take on a wave of crime unlike any New York City has ever seen! The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a surprising mystery that will unravel new secrets about the Marvel... 

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Now on sale from independent publishing company StarWarp Concepts is King Kong, an e-book-only reprint of the 1932 novelization of the classic monster movie, and the latest addition to StarWarp Concepts’ Illustrated Classics line.  

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking three-part Vertigo miniseries—USER written by Devin Grayson (Batman: Gotham Knights, Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams) and featuring breathtaking art by Sean Phillips (KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT) and John Bolton (Batman/Joker: Switch, Shame)—will find a home at Image with an all-new hardcover collected edition set to hit stores this May.  

This April, ResurrXion is taking the X-Men to new heights as the eagerly anticipated X-MEN GOLD #1 and X-MEN BLUE #1 are set to take the comics world by storm. As the Children of the Atom charge forward into the future, we’re celebrating by looking back at one of the X-Men’s most renowned artists. Commemorate the historic launch of X-MEN BLUE #1 and X-MEN GOLD #1 with two variant covers by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee!  

The WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD miniseries—written by Steve Niles with art by Alison Sampson and first announced at Image Expo—promises to take readers on a plot-twisting road trip filled with mystery this June.  

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Classic death metal newcomers GATECREEPER will begin their 2017 live takeover with a North American run supporting Nails and Relapse labelmates, Toxic Holocaust. Set to commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage eighteeen cities through April 1st in Los Angeles, California, the crushing tour package follows GATECREEPER’s punishing performance at Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this past December.  

This April, the original X-Men unite once more to protect a world that hates and fears them. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside X-MEN BLUE #1 – the highly anticipated new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina! With Jean Grey at the helm, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Angel will set out to embody their mentor Charles Xavier’s dream. Friendly faces and familiar foes abound as the original Children of the Atom set out on a new journey. But how long will their adventure’s last before they come face-to-face with their one of their greatest enemies?  

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Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have been announced as the Sunday Special Guests for this year’s Steelhouse Festival.  

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