Nuclear Blast is excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con International for the company’s 15th year, at the Nuclear Blast/Stern Pinball/JSR Merchandising Booth (#501)!

Having partnered with the likes of Kirk Hammett, Transformers, The Walking Dead in previous years,Nuclear Blast continues to push the limit to bring Comic-Con attendees the biggest names in Metal and more! This year bringing exclusives from SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, EL HIJO DEL SANTO, COURT OF THE DEAD, and more! As well as signings with members of SLAYER, TESTAMENT, and CARNIFEX plus EL HIJO DEL SANTO, the creator of Court Of The Dead, Tom Gilliland and one of the writers of IRON MAIDEN’s Legacy Of The Beast, Llexi Leon.

EXCLUSIVES Nuclear Blast, JSR, and Stern Pinball bring the heaviest hitting exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con 2018, available at the Nuclear Blast booth #501. The complete list of items follows:

SLAYER Limited Edition Enamel Pin (Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) This super limited edition enamel pin commemorates the successful, repentless long career of California kings of thrash metal, SLAYER! Comes in a custom hand-numbered box. Limited to 100. Learn more about SLAYER at

IRON MAIDEN: Legacy Of The Beast Limited Edition Lithograph (Price $60.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) Ultra limited run of hand-numbered foil stock 18”x24”  lithographs with exclusive artwork from the Stern Pinball machine series! Limited to 100.


Legacy Of The Beast #5 Stern Pinball Variant Artwork Cover Comic Book (Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) With his immortal soul shattered and strewn across the cosmos, a weakened, primal Eddie faces armies from different World Wars in this issue, continuing his quest to seek out the lost shards of his soul and bring order to the realms! With each victory, Eddie further restores his fearsome powers and draws ever closer to the final confrontation with The Beast itself!

Exclusive comic book cover featuring artwork from the Stern Pinball machine series! Limited to 666.

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ARCH ENEMY Limited Edition Lunch Box (Price $60.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) Exclusive limited edition lunch box from the legendary Swedish extreme metal band, ARCH ENEMY. Lunch box includes a T-shirt, sticker, band photo, enamel pin and hand-numbered Råpunk EP cassette! Limited to 150.

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SANTO El Enmascarado De Plata Lithograph (Price $40.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) One of the most recognizable figures in pop culture makes his third appearance at SDCC. The heir to the iconic Silver Masked legend El Santo, El Hijo Del Santo has a career spanning over 35 years. Without a doubt the most important name and mask in Lucha Libre history around the world, El Hijo Del Santo has managed to maintain the name and the iconic status of EL SANTO on the wrestling ring, on films and on comic books.

Limited edition hand numbered prints 18"x 24" deluxe lithograph from Santo. Limited to 100.

TESTAMENT Apocalyptic Demon T-Shirt (Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) A new take on the classic Return To The Apocalyptic City EP by the legendary Bay Area Thrash Metal masters, TESTAMENT. Available for a limited time only for SDCC 2018! Learn more about Testament at

ERIC PETERSON’S (Testament/Dragonlord) “The Burner” Comic Book (Price $15.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) Legendary metal guitarist Eric Peterson turns the comic book world upside down bringing you the first ever black metal superhero - "The Burner"!  Brought to earth for centuries, avenging the souls abused by power, he now comes face to face with something he wasn't ready to fight - himself! The most unique and original comic book published in decades! This 20-page full color preview features the amazing characters and world created by Eric Peterson. Illustrated by Chimp 9, Mats Engesten, Vic Moya and Ross Hughes. Cover artwork by Christian Hall. A true must for any heavy metal fan or comic book collector! Limited autographed quantities available!

NUCLEAR BLAST: Blast Beast - A Real Heavy Metal Hero (T-Shirt Price $15.00; Raglan Price $20.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) Paying homage to the 80s, Nuclear Blast's ferocious mascot strikes back with this limited edition T-shirt and raglan!

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NUCLEAR BLAST X BLACKCRAFT CULT Collaboration T-Shirt (Price $25.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con) "Spreading The Devil's music,' a limited edition shirt that marries Blackcraft Cult’s free thinking approach with Nuclear Blast's musical rebellious ways!

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KERRY KING KFK Lithograph (Price $40.00; Available at Booth #501 at San Diego Comic-Con)

Kerry King is the guitarist, co-songwriter, and founding force behind the iconic thrash/punk/metal band SLAYER, the band that other heavy bands are measured against and aspire to.  Six gold certifications, two Grammy Awards and five nominations, as well as countless Readers’ Poll and “Best of” accolades, King wrote or co-wrote some of the Slayer's most popular songs, including “Hell Awaits,”  "Black Magic,” “Disciple,” “Mandatory Suicide,” “Chemical Warfare," “Repentless,” and “Raining Blood,” arguably the most revered thrash song ever written.

Kerry King 18”x24” lithograph custom-made and hand-numbered for 2018 Comic-Con appearance. Purchase of the KFK poster guarantees a ticket to the Kerry King signing on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3pm. Limited to 100.

SIGNINGS Giving fans the unique opportunity to meet the legends behind their favorite comics, music and wrestling, Nuclear Blast's lineup of signings at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 follows:

  • TOM GILLILAND, Court Of The Dead/Sideshow Collectibles

  • Thursday, July 19; 12:00pm-12:30pm; Booth 501


  • Thursday, July 19; 2:00pm-3:00pm; Booth 501

  • LLEXI LEON, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast

  • Friday, July 20; 11:00am-11:30am; Booth 501

  • Saturday, July 21; 10:30am-11:30am; Booth 501


  • Friday, July 20; 1:00pm-2:00pm; Booth 501

  • Saturday, July 21; 1:00pm-2:00pm; Booth 501

  • KERRY KING of Slayer

  • Friday, July 20; 3:00pm-4:00pm; Booth 501

  • SCOTT IAN LEWIS of Carnifex

  • Saturday, July 21; 3:00pm-4:00pm; Booth 501

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