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Metallica gets the comic book treatment

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Iconic heavy metal group Metallica, whose songs have been turned into lullabies, is being celebrated in a new medium: A comic book biography, titled Orbit: Metallica, published by StormFront Media.

“I’d written biographical comics about Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Miley Cyrus and Prince, and even crafted audiobooks about Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Michael Jackson, and Big Time Rush (all available through StormFront Media), but never a group with such a rabid fan base as Metallica,” said writer Michael L. Frizell in a release.

The interior art comes from artist Jayfri Hashim, who, as a Metallica fan, also helped research the book. “Metallica’s formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era,” he said. “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.”

To order the $3.99 print copy, visit Comic Flea Market.

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