Comics & Music Are My Toasted Peanut Butter & Jelly

Posted: 03/03/2014 in Uncategorized
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I’ve just been barraged by a giant amount of insane awesomeness.

Remember a few posts back where I wrote about how to make curried tofu scramble & an awesomely unique animal rights comic book called Liberator?  If not, it’s here.

If you do, you may pass go & hold on to your seat, because this is what’s coming out on March 12th:

Pretty awesome, yeah?!

Pretty awesome, yeah?!

Yes, you see right.  Matt Miner’s Liberator story is back, but this time Matt has collaborated with Earth Crisis, a metalcore band that was quite active in the nineties & started making music again in 2007.

I have been listening to the new album as much as I can & now I need to get all of them.  The band focuses on animal rights, political & social issues and is really hardcore, which I can definitely rock out to.  You can too–the new album “Salvation of Innocents” comes out March 4th!

The new comic revolves around a girl named Sarah who resorts to getting a job at an animal testing lab, only to see what happens behind closed & oftentimes hidden doors.  This causes an eventual moral dilemma, almost a moral compass explosion of sorts, & she gets active.  I’m not going to spoil the story for you by any means, but here is a pretty epic piece of art to give you a hint….

I told you.  Epically epic.

I told you. Epically epic.

There were quite a few pages that were really moving with the parallel that they drew with the real labs that we see today.  You see the faces of the animals in the raw, where they aren’t really just objectified & hidden at the risk of prosecution(Idaho’s Ag-gag law was passed recently, making it illegal to film, even publicize any of the grossly inhumane & unnecessary practices that are in use even today).  You see the actual pain, the suffering on the faces of the sentient beings, and many look away, trying to not think about it.

Trying to imagine it isn’t happening.

This conflicts Sarah to no end & is eventually the spark that lights the fire.

Needless to say, the story is just phenomenal & it is coupled again with Javier Sanchez Aranda, a bad ass when it comes to inking up some realistic quality art that a lot of comics don’t really have yet.  The color is spectacular & done by Joaquin Pereyra.  When you have these three working together, you know there’s going to be magic.

Look for it on shelves March 12th from Black Mask Studios & while you’re reading it, I definitely advocate blasting the entire Salvation of Innocents album from Earth Crisis.  Caution:  doing both at the same time might drive you into action.

Not that that is a bad thing at all.

Here are a couple more previews to get you stoked & looking for this book:

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