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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Marvel Announces “Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus Coming April 2024

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The Press Release:
Earlier this week, Marvel Comics proudly announced an exciting new collaboration with Hasbro, a global leader in play, that would result in new collections of Rom the Spaceknight’s beloved comic book adventures. Today, Marvel is thrilled to reveal that another popular toy-originating comic book series will receive the same treatment: THE MICRONAUTS!

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“Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus

From out of the Microverse, it’s the Omnibus you thought could never happen! The subatomic superstars headlined a long-running series packed with rich world-building, fascinating mythology and big-scale, sci-fi excellence! With the series set in the main Marvel Comics universe, the Micronauts joined forces with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four and dared to go up against the likes of Doctor Doom, Arcade, and other iconic Marvel super villains. Like ROM, these exemplary comic book classics were written by industry legend Bill Mantlo and will be reprinted for the first time ever in MICRONAUTS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS, on sale April 2024. In anticipation for this long-awaited collection, fans can also pick up a facsimile edition of the Micronauts’ comic book debut, 1979’s MICRONAUTS #1, this September!
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Music Legend Tina Turner Has Died (1939-2023)

The music world has lost a true legend today as the news has been circulating about the passing of the great Tina Turner at age 83. At the time of this posting, Turners COD has not yet been revealed but she was reported as being ill for a very long time with a number of different ailments. To say that she will be missed is an understatement.

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The singer who was born Anna Mae Bullock was one who was a true coming from meager beginnings, faced tremendous adversity and triumphed at the end. A real life rags to riches story that was both chaotic and compelling at the very same time. Turner’s initial claim to fame was when she met and joined the band of guitarist Ike Turner as a part of his Kings Of Rhythm lineup. Some of their early hits came with “Nutbush City Limits”, “River Deep Mountain High” and of course “Proud Mary”. Sadly, the relationship with Ike was a tumultuous and abusive one that found her on her own and starting from the ground up.
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Raising A Glass To 13 Years of “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” (2010-2023)

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While 2023 was a special year for the PiercingMetal outlet based on our celebrating 18 years of online existence, it was also very special for our companion website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. This is because today marks the 13th Anniversary of the Lifestyle Website and all of its diverse content. Some of you might recall my saying how it wasn’t designed to be a professional voice of the media, but the viewpoint changed along with the overall vibe back in 2016. My editorial thoughts on thirteen years of “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” can be found by clicking HERE

I also invite you to engage with that side of the creative fence on the respective social media networks by checking out the Linktree URL that is listed below. Please refrain from any comment submission here and leave them to the article you’ll be sent to where they count the most.

Official Linktree: Piercing Ken

New York Comic Con 2023 Announces Initial Guest, Exhibitor and Partner List

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The organizers of the famed New York Comic Con have revealed the first-round of confirmed guests in the entertainment scene, the artist alley and a number of voice actors. The poster is down below and I’ll add that in straight text for you as well in the event it proves too difficult to read on your device of choice.

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Entertainment: Ewan McGregor, Chris Evans, Jodie Whittaker, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Rhys Darby, Sean Gunn, Tim Curry, John Carpenter, Zachary Levi, Katee Sackhoff, Simon Kassianides, Mercedes Varnado, Ron Perlman, Con O’Neill, Vico Ortiz, Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Matthew Maher, Diane Guerrero, Babish and the Babish Culinary Universe, FTR, Sting, Jamie Hayter, Kathy Najimy
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Nominees Announced for 2023 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

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The Press Release:
Comic-Con is proud to announce the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2023. The nominations are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2022 and were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.

Once again, this year’s nominees in 32 categories reflect the wide range of material being published in the U.S. today in comics and graphic novels, representing some 150 print and online titles from over 50 publishers, produced by creators from all over the world.

Image and DC received the most nominations: Image with 20 (plus 6 shared) and DC with 11 (plus 5 shared). Image’s nominees span a spectrum of titles, with multiple nominations for Clementine, The Department of Truth, It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, Killadelphia, Love Everlasting, Monstress, and Rain. Topping DC’s nominees are Human Target and Nightwing, with 3 each.
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