Reviewed by Weird – Drumsticks of Doom #1-#3
Drumsticks of Doom 1-4
Creators: Dan Dougherty & Jon Westhoff
I was talking about music with my good friend Chad Perkins one day, and the subject of metal music came up. After sharing about some of our favorite bands, he mentioned that since I liked metal so much, there was a comic that I needed to check out. And that comic was Jon Westhoff‘s Drumsticks of Doom!
For those of you unfamiliar with the book, here is the premise:
When Black Sabbath (not the Beatles) became the world’s most famous band, the universe was changed, musically and otherwise, and Lana LOVES music. She has played in bands all through high school and now, in college, she still plays in her ex’s fledgling metal band. Secretly, she stays so she can play her own music after her ex leaves band practice.
At her age, she is starting to think pursuing music might not be the path destined for an independent songwriter. With the Billboard music charts being dominated by the Heaviest of metal, Lana is content practicing her songs with her bandmate, Jimmie. The two-piece are finishing up their best practice yet when they are drawn into a spiritual battle to keep metal on the top of the charts.
Drumsticks, Daywolves, and D*ckheads, oh my! Jon has crafted an incredible tribute to metal music with Drumsticks of Doom. Lana is a girl that wants to follow her dreams, but life just seems to keep getting in the way, which is something I think everyone can relate to.
I’m really excited for the next issue, which will close out this current arc of the story. I need to know what the mysterious woman’s intentions are, and why she is trying so hard to stop Lana from achieving her dream of becoming a musician. Luckily for us, we don’t have to wait much longer!
Issue #4, the final issue of arc 1, is live on Kickstarter right now!! Will the Heavy Metal epic rock on, or flame out?? Make sure you click the link to find out for yourself! May Dio be with you!
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
When he’s not writing or hosting podcasts for Geek Network, he can be found listening to podcasts and hanging out with his wife, his two daughters, and his little dog Gertie.