Today’s Match: Queensryche’s “The Warning” and Astonishing Tales #25.
Today’s Match: Echolands and Blackmore’s Rainbow album
Rainbow’s early stuff was heavily into fantasy tropes, with Ronnie James Dio crafting some cool lyrics that go along great with the best new comic of the year- Echolands! Get lost in it!
Today’s Match: The Omega Man soundtrack and Any 70’s Marvel Comic
Nobody did it better in the ’70’s than Charlton Heston. While the movie is dated, the soundtrack(which really made the movie, at least to this guy when he was 9 yrs old) holds up really well. And why not pair it with the Kree-Skrull war, my pick for greatest Avengers storyline of all!
Today’s Match: Titan Comic’s Elric and Led Zeppelin IV.
While this album needs no intro, lots of folks are unfamiliar with one of fantasy’s greatest characters, Elric of Melnibone. Created by author Micheal Moorcock, Elric’s stories have been translated into comics before, but the latest attempt by Titan Comics are equal to the awesomeness of Led Zep IV.
Today’s Match: “The Crow Soundtrack” and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman epic.
While The Crow soundtrack is from a movie derived from a great comic, it would be too easy to just match them up. Instead, I’ve chosen to pair it up with an even more dream-like comic; Neil Gaiman’s seminal work The Sandman. Give it read and a listen!
Today’s Match: Grant Morrison X-Men run with Static-X’s “Wisconsin Death Trip.”
When the X-Men needed a shot in the arm, Marvel turned to Grant Morrison in 2001, and boy, did he deliver. A downright bonkers version of the X-Men had to be paired with some bonkers metal music, and “Wisconsin Death Trip” makes a perfect pairing!
Today’s Match: Seether’s “Karma & Effect” paired with Saga from Image comics.
If you haven’t read Saga, a space opera with lots of political allegory, you are really missing something, as you are if you haven’t listened to what I, at least, consider the definitive Seether album. A perfect pairing of angst with classics like Remedy, Because of Me, and Truth!
Today’s Match: Jethro Tull’s “Songs From the Wood” & Marvel’s Mighty Thor (Vol. 1 the Lee & Kirby years).
Here’s a pair that, at first, might not seem a great fit. The Thunderer would probably seem to require some heavy metal, but we can save that for another post, since Thor has been remolded to fit today’s sensibilities. For those of us who remember Thor’s vernacular….”Then, Have at Thee, Villain!”
Today’s Match: Blue Oyster Cult’s “Agents of Fortune” & Marvel’s Amazing Adventures: Killraven.
Here’s a pair for ya, could have chosen pretty much any BOC album since they are and were so heavily influenced by sci-fi and fantasy. This comic, on the other hand, probably isn’t as well-known to you. Yes, it’s VERY loosely based on the H.G. Wells classic, but no Tom Cruise allowed in this hard-hitting survival tale starring a character called Killraven. Great stuff!