Heavy Metal 299, the Mythic Worlds special, is available for pre-order in the Heavy Metal online shop! We’ve assembled yet another impressive lineup of talent to bring you the best in science-fiction and fantasy, including legends like Richard Corben and Philippe Caza; repeat contributors like John Bivens, Peach Momoko and Steve Mannion; and numerous first-timers.
We’ve got three covers for this issue:
In this issue:
“Murky World” Chapter 13, by Richard Corben, continues. In a bizarre land populated by hungry deadlings, cruel necromancers, and buxom cyclops, Tugat the warrior sets out to retrieve his lost horse Frix.
A demon torments her creator in “Revenge of the Cicatrix” by David Baillie & Conor Boyle.
“Americon Dreamin,'” Scott Duvall & Ralf Singh resurrect dinosaurs for a future threat in WWIV.
Charles Fetherolf introduces a fabled assassin in “Thirteen Deathless.”
“Familiaris” brings us witchy English Folklore by John Reppion & David Hitchcock.
Matt Medney and Morgan Rosenblum’s “Dogma Resistance” spans the ancient past and near future –
Steve Mannion’s “Les Fleurs de Mort” takes on the power of love.
“Invisible Touch” by Jok evokes medieval China
“Getting to the Church on Time” by Robert Randle & Martina Fari is a fresh take on classic fairy lore.
Finnish heroic tale “Tuonela” conjures up supernatural strife from Hannu Kesola & Axel Medellin.
Peach Momoko’s “Confess” cleanses sins by the power of tattooing.
Philippe Caza tells a classic, dark vampiric tale in “Wedding”.
John Bivens’ “Lust” unleashes Asmodeus upon the world.
Also featuring galleries and interviews with multiple Hugo Award-winning illustrator Michael Whelan and with world-builder Sean Andrew Murray!
What They Say:
Heavy Metal CEO, Matt Medney says, “”Fall back into your cerebrum and escape into the serenity of your imagination.”
“We’ve been running a lot of themes in the magazine the past several years, and as we reach a milestone, we wanted to celebrate the genres that made this magazine what it is,” says managing editor Tim Seeley.
“Heavy Metal has always been a place to find fantasy, horror and science fiction, we’re revisiting our roots in this eclectic issue,” explains content editor Frank Forte.