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13-Page Preview: Heavy Metal 282, the Sci-Fi Special!

Heavy Metal 282

Heavy Metal 282 covers by Threadless contest winners Patrick Reilly (left), Patricia Smith (middle, top), Dan Burgess (middle, bottom), and Rob Shields (right).

Heavy Metal 282, our Sci-Fi Special, is on its way—coming soon to your local comic book retailer, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and the HeavyMetal.com Store! This is the one you’ve been hearing so much about, featuring covers by the winners of our Threadless Cover Contest. You can see the newsstand cover and three variants above.

Highlights of this issue include two stories by the team of Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes: the verbose and trippy “Industria,” and the wordless, mysterious “The Key.” Pahek‘s “Gavrilo C-914″ takes us to Sarajevo in the year 3914, while the gallery of Jakub Rozalski‘s paintings takes us back to Poland in the year 1920 — but it’s not the 1920 you’d expect. Continuing in the parallel-universe, alternate-history vein, there’s “America Owns the Moon,” a tale by Craig Wilson that takes us beyond the feat of landing on the green-cheese orb. We’ve also got previews of two Heavy Metal standalone series, both writtern by Donny Cates: “Atomahawk,” a trippy, cyber-tribal chop-a-rama illustrated by Ian Bederman; and “Interceptor,” an already-acclaimed, already-underway series about space vampires, pictures by Dylan Burnett. You’ll also find the continuation of “Zentropa,” by John Mahoney, and “Salsa Invertebraxa” by Mozchops; as well as the conclusion of Enki Bilal‘s “Julia and Roem.” In the grand sci-fi tradition, Leonie O’Moore‘s “The Human Curse” seeks to better understand our own species through alien eyes; “Genres,” by Diego Agrimbau and Pietro starts from a similar perspective, but goes in a much different direction.

If all that weren’t enough, we’ve got a Bill Sienkiewicz classic from 1985, freshly remastered by the master himself. This is an issue not to be missed! Pick it up at your local comic book retailer, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million or the HeavyMetal.com Store!

NOTE: Subscribers and those who pre-order the issue from our online shop will receive the issue around August 31; it will hit shelves in terrestrial stores September 7.

ATOMAHAWK • WORDS: DONNY CATES • PICTURES: IAN BEDERMAN

ATOMAHAWK • WORDS: DONNY CATES • PICTURES: IAN BEDERMAN

GAVRILO C-194 • WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY PAHEK

GAVRILO C-194 • WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY PAHEK

INDUSTRIA • GRANT MORRISON & RIAN HUGHES

INDUSTRIA • GRANT MORRISON & RIAN HUGHES

ZENTROPA Part II • BY JOHN MAHONEY

ZENTROPA Part II • BY JOHN MAHONEY

GALLERY • DESIGN • JAKUB ROZALSKI

GALLERY • DESIGN • JAKUB ROZALSKI

AMERICA OWNS THE MOON • WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY CRAIG WILSON

AMERICA OWNS THE MOON • WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY CRAIG WILSON

JULIA AND ROEM • BY ENKI BILAL

JULIA AND ROEM • BY ENKI BILAL

THE HUMAN CURSE • BY LEONIE O’MOORE

THE HUMAN CURSE • BY LEONIE O’MOORE

GENRES • BY DIEGO AGRIMBAU & PIETRO

GENRES • BY DIEGO AGRIMBAU & PIETRO

INTERCEPTOR PREVIEW • BY DONNY CATES & DYLAN BURNETT

INTERCEPTOR PREVIEW • BY DONNY CATES & DYLAN BURNETT

SLOWDANCER • BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ

SLOWDANCER • BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ

SALSA INVERTEBRAXA • BY MOZCHOPS

SALSA INVERTEBRAXA • BY MOZCHOPS

THE KEY • BY GRANT MORRISON & RIAN HUGHES

THE KEY • BY GRANT MORRISON & RIAN HUGHES

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