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Visit MetalSucks at Comic Con in San Diego! Play the New Metallica Pinball Machine, Purchase Limited Edition Slayer and Mastodon Lithographs and More

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Through The Never (2013)Dane DeHaan

Comic Con San Diego — the biggest, baddest, Mac Daddy Comic Con to end all Comic Cons — begins later this week, as nerds like us everywhere are surely aware. And MetalSucks will be there! We won’t have the same presence we do every year at New York Comic Con, but our friends at Nuclear Blast Records have graciously agreed to give out free MetalSucks stuff and fly the MS flag on our behalf from their own booth, in conjunction with Stern Pinball. So stop by booth #503 starting this Thursday and tell ’em Axl and Vince sent ya.

What’s Stern Pinball got to do with it? As you may have already guessed, the Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball booth will give fans the opportunity to play the soon-to-be-released Metallica pinball machines and enter to win tickets to attend Metallica’s “secret” Comic-Con show. They’ll also be giving out promotional items for the pinball game and Metallica’s forthcoming feature film, Through the Never.

As if that weren’t enough, booth #503 will be the only place at the Con you can purchase these limited edition 17” x 22” lithographs from Slayer and Mastodon. Slayer’s “Enthroned” lithograph features full-color artwork by Tim Butler; Mastodon’s “Roupucha” lithograph features work by artist Raf the Might. Only a handful of these awesome pieces of art are for sale.

slayer lithomastodon litho

But wait, there’s more! On Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m in Hall H, there will be a panel including all four members of Metallica along with actor Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), director/writer Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) and producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth).  The presentation will host the premiere of the Metallica Through The Never theatrical trailer and poster, show exclusive preview footage, and discuss the making of the film.

One last thing, if I may: we all know that Axl is less than excited about Through the Never, but opinions are like assholes here at the Mansion (everyone’s got one) and in this case I disagree. I’m quite interested in seeing what this film is all about; at the very least, I’m curious. I’ll approach it with an open mind.

Hope to see you all at Comic Con!

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