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Motley Crue’s Founding Guitarist Mick Mars Has Retired From The Band

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For the past few days, several of the more gossip column themed websites have been stating that Motley Crue’s founding axe-slinger Mick Mars was exiting the band and now today we get the official confirmation and a statement from the members of the group. Mick Mars has indeed stepped down from the band that he helped to start and launch into a stratospheric success. Read on down below.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Editorial thoughts are forthcoming.


Crunchyroll Outlines Plans and Panels for Anime NYC 2022

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The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, a global leader in providing fans around the world with ultimate anime experiences, returns to New York to supercharge Anime NYC at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from November 18-20, 2022. Attendees will be immersed in the coolest anime from the fall and upcoming winter seasons with transportive installations, exciting panels, and exclusive premieres.

“Crunchyroll will return to Anime NYC with an electrifying slate of programming to immerse attendees into the worlds of their favorite series,” said Gita Rebbapragada, Chief Marketing Officer, Crunchyroll. “It doesn’t stop with panels, premieres, and photo opportunities – we’re gearing up to reveal a few more experiential activations too, so stay tuned for ways to celebrate together!”
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Anime NYC Announces Scheduling For 5th Annual Convention @ Javits Center

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The Press Release:
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, ( one of North America’s largest conventions dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture, has announced programming for the 2022 convention, taking place at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St at 11th Ave) from November 18-20.

Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, the convention features three days of over 400 exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, performances, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, all under one roof. Over 200 hours of programming is planned for the weekend.

Highlights this year include panels from some of the major companies in the Japanese entertainment world including Aniplex, Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, GKIDS, HIDIVE, Kodansha, Sentai, TMS, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.
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Sumerian Comics Debuts @ New York Comic Con 2022

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As you might already know, this past weekend was the massive media extravaganza known as New York Comic Con. It’s all put together by the fine folks at ReedPOP who fill up the spacious Javits Center with tens of thousands of like-minded fans of comics, artists and writers, pop culture, films and celebrities. Last year at this very same convention, I met the folks at Behemoth Records who had a whole lot of Metal going on and I added company founder Nathan Yocum to my series of creative briefs for the Official YouTube Channel. If you’ve interest in seeing that piece just click play on the embedded clip below as Behemoth is the first interview in the set. Oh yeah and it would be wonderful if you also subscribed to that Channel but I digress.

When I began exploring the 2022 event I ran into many familiar faces from Behemoth Comics and noticed something different. They were now called “Sumerian Comics” as the Sumerian Record label purchased them back in March of this year which I confirmed in a Deadline sourced article link HERE. This was surely some cool news and in discussion with Nathan about this news learned that Sumerian was going to be adding all sorts of interesting comic book content that would work with their artist base and beyond. This is pretty cool news since some of the acts include Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Bad Omens, Poppy and the legendary Smashing Pumpkins to name a few. Since they were still Behemoth in March and were Sumerian Comics now, the 2022 New York Comic Con marks their convention debut and what an event to present to the masses at. I was told that more than 150K attendees were milling about on Saturday and Sunday.

According to some additional research, the October solicits that once said Behemoth Comics now are listed on Diamond as Sumerian Comics so you are going to want to update your pull list at the comic book store when you pay your next visit to make sure that you still get them. Titles to be mindful of are as follows “You Promised Me Darkness”, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, “MFKZ”, “Watch Dogs: Legion” and “Sara Lone”. I will follow up this brief narrative with a rundown of the October solicits like we often do with Marvel and DC Comics output.

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During the final day of the New York Comic Con, Sumerian Records and Film founder Ash Avildsen was there and I was able to say hello and take a “Team Photo”. I told him that I was very excited about the news and think all the fans of the Sumerian Records artist base will be as well since there is so much creativity across the board and now the chance to own even more specialized comic books. To date I must admit that I have not yet read any of the former Behemoth Comics now Sumerian Comics output but I am interested in a few of them like “Sara Lone” and “Illusion Witch”. The table looked busy at NYCC 2022 which I was happy to see being the case and the whole group is looking forward for what’s to come. They even have some awesome t-shirts which I added to our YouTube as a new “Short”.

Congratulations Sumerian Comics and welcome to your first official New York Comic Con. I can’t wait to see what is coming down the pike. As we learn more about the upcoming comics we shall add them to the context of our Pop Culture – Comics section. What are you readers hoping comes of this exciting new collaboration? Chime in down below and I will see you next time. Oh and before I forget there is a brand-new interview about Sumerian Comics coming to the YouTube Channel, its part of series I did this year. Each day is being scheduled as we did them.


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New York Comic Con 2022 Starts Today @ Javits Center

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The time has come my fine-feathered geeks, the much-lauded New York Comic Con has returned to the Halls of Javits and will be keeping you busy for the next four days if you are one of the folks that will be in attendance. Much like the 2021 event, this years happening will be following some safety protocols which I lined out HERE in case you missed it. It’s not as strict as last year but you will need to be up to speed and plan on following the directions. I am excited to announce that PiercingMetal will once more be among the members of the press exploring the floor and bringing the experience to your desktops or mobile devices if you couldn’t be here with us. This will be my twelfth year attending and I cannot wait to see all the friends I have made here once again.

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