With the help of Bay Area tour manager extraordinaire Doug Goodman, Murder In The Front Row: Shots From The Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter co-author Brian Lew has posted a pristine reproduction of EXODUS' 1985 Slay Team fan comic to his impressive list of old school artifacts at the Bazillion Points blog.
Created by Lizzy Green, a member of Exodus’s inner circle during the hectic Bonded By Blood days, this lengthy black and white saga portrays members of the band as they slash, assault, and mow down the poodle-haired metal posers spreading falseness instead of relentless metal mania. This is truly legendary stuff, madness from inside the wild minds whose crazed faces you see on every page of the Murder In The Front Row book.
As guitarist Gary Holt explains in Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal:
“Our singer’s ex-girlfriend was a really good cartoonist, and she drew up these comics that showed us knifing and beating up Mötley Crüe clones. We were constantly drinking and chain-sawing and jack-hammering people to death. They were just for our own amusement, and then it spread off to our fans in the local club scene.”
Check out this rare comic at this location