Each and every week, I, “50 degrees outside!” Henchman 21 and “Shorts Weather!!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of March 11, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
It’s late and it’s almost comfortable outside, so let’s just get to the big old stack of books that are out this week. It’s almost time to enjoy reading your comics in the sun again, so put on your short shorts and dive into The GoD List!
One of the biggest smash films of 2014 was Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel’s wild, fun, fantastical, star-filled, and epic production had plenty of memorable scenes, moments, and especially, in an unexpected vintage and retro sense, music. It was the Awesome Mix Vol 1 cassette seen in the film that nonetheless that played a big part in Guardian‘s narrative and remains one of the more memorable artifacts from a movie full of them.
And now, you can own your very own Awesome Mix Vol 1, right down to a replica of the cassette tape itself used in the film, as Disney has re-released the product after its initial sold-out run last year. The cassette, which contains the film’s official soundtrack — currently available on CD, MP3, and vinyl — and comes with a free digital download of the album.
No Life ’til leather, we’re gonna kick some ass tonight…
So says Metallica, on “Hit The Lights,” the opening track of their 1982 demo No Life ’til Leather, which, after over three decades, is finally getting an official release for this year’s Record Store Day.
The mighty Metallica will be releasing the 1982 demo No Life ’til Leather as a re-mastered limited edition cassette tape for Record Store Day this April. This offering will contain the original demo recordings for the seven songs that went on to make up the bulk of the thrash metal legends’ first album, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All, including the popular “Seek & Destroy.” The demo tracks were performed by the band’s original line-up of James Hetfield (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums); Dave Mustaine (lead guitar), who went on to form fellow Big 4 thrash band Megadeth; and Ron McGovney (bass). (For Kill ‘Em All, current guitarist Kirk Hammett replaced Mustaine, while Cliff Burton, who died in 1986, stepped in as bassist).
The limited edition Record Store Day demo tape release will have a re-mastered version of the original 1982 mix, and this will be the first time the demo is being offered commercially ever.
See cassette art and track listing here below (image above is of the aforementioned original line-up, but is not an official photo for the limited edition cassette release and was not included in the press release).
The image above was on the cover of the cassette case (click image to see the full view, including the actual tape), and inside was what looked like a cassette tape, but upon further inspection, I saw that it was actually a USB flash drive. A message inside explained that because the good folks at Quirk Books love me soooooo much, they put together a mix of songs as a thank you.