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Heavy Metal music and comic books: Or that time Archie met Gene Simmons


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Heavy Metal and Comic Books are admired by fans with similar senses of belonging, commitment, and devotion to the forms of media that they regularly engage in with other fans. Drawing upon the work of independent Metal Studies researcher Colin McKinnon as well as notions of fandom developed by Jenkins (1992)and Hills (2002)respectively, I discuss critical events in the timelines of both cultural forms. I also discuss examples of where comic books and Heavy Metal have collided - including the urban legend of the Sports Illustrated issue whose ink contained the blood of members of the Heavy Metal band KISS.

Presented at the monthly Nerd Nite event at Galbraith's Ale House.

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bogans, Nerds, Comics, Heavy Metal, Music, fandom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Corporate > Research Office
Depositing User: Dave Snell
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 03:45
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:41

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