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Preview: Heavy Metal 298, Available For Pre-Order!

Taarna by Esau Escorza for the cover of Heavy Metal 298

Heavy Metal issue 298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020, is currently available for pre-orders through the Heavy Metal online shop. For this collection of strange journeys to uncharted zones, we’ve got three covers:

Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas
Cover B: “Recalculating” by Gabriel Ippoliti
Cover C: by Phil Cohen

The issue will also be sold at local shops, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million — while supplies last.

In this issue, managing editor Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Halloween, Batman Eternal) helms the intergalactic Heavy Metal starship bound for Alpha Proxima 9! An amazing collection of all-new science fiction tales fills this issue. Stories so twisted they are sure to blow a circuit in that defective cybernetic implant you had inserted into your cerebellum.

Heavy Metal 298: The Covers

Heavy Metal 298 Cover A by Esau Escorza

Heavy Metal 298 Cover A by Esau Escorza

Heavy Metal 298 Cover B Gabriel Ippoliti

Heavy Metal 298 Cover B Gabriel Ippoliti

Heavy Metal 298 Cover C Phil Cohen

Heavy Metal 298 Cover C Phil Cohen

Heavy Metal 298: The Stories

David Hine & Mark Stafford create bone-chilling intersections with insectoid life in “Bug House.” Alex Smith takes us through a “Body Jack” as modification reaches new frontiers. Matt Emmons plumbs the robot psyche with “The Incubator.” Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez explore “A New Life” in the collapse of a robot army. James Maddox & Ben Templesmith plunge us into the “Abyss of Souls” with partners lost in space. 

"Bug House" by David Hine & Mark Stafford

“Bug House” by David Hine & Mark Stafford

"The Incubator" by Matt Emmons

“The Incubator” by Matt Emmons

"A New Life" by Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez

“A New Life” by Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez

"A New Life" by Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez

“A New Life” by Emilio Balcarce & Marcelo Perez

“Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing” is based on the true story of the Android Head of sci-fi legend Philip K. Dick that went missing in 2005. In 1980, Robert Faraday, assistant to Philip K. Dick, chronicles the author quickly losing his mind. While the author tries to explain staggering visions from space, his Android simulacrum gains a sentience of its own in the future. A shared destiny links them as events hurtle towards a singularity. By Michael David Nelsen​ and Dwayne Harris​.

"Philip K Dick's Head is Missing" by Michael David Nelsen​ & Dwayne Harris

“Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing” by Michael David Nelsen​ & Dwayne Harris

"Philip K Dick's Head is Missing" by Michael David Nelsen​ & Dwayne Harris

“Philip K Dick’s Head is Missing” by Michael David Nelsen​ & Dwayne Harris

In Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero’s “Totemic,” a couple of bandits in a ravaged world discover that sometimes it’s better not to get what you asked for. In “Project Z,” by Matt Medney and Morgan Rosenblum, an earth-shattering asteroid has changed the course of mankind forever. The few who survived sought to rebuild what was lost, factions of people scattered across the earth, unbeknownst to one another, fight to survive on this now desolate earth. “Dowser” is a short story by Dwayne Harris. In a world nearly devoid of drinkable water, a vicious gang holds sway over one of the few remaining wells in the American Southwest. When their well runs dry, they seek out a legendary figure, the Dowser, to help them find another – whether he’s willing to or not. “Murky World” Chapter 12, 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.

"Dowser" by Dwayne Harris

“Dowser” by Dwayne Harris

"Murky World" by Richard Corben

“Murky World” by Richard Corben

"Project Z" by Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum

“Project Z” by Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum

"Totemic" by Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero

“Totemic” by Omar Estevez and FG Dr. Stain Ortiz Rivero

Heavy Metal 298: The Artist Galleries

Carlos Huante, Artist and concept designer for the Ridley Scott films Alien: Covenant and Alien: Prometheus, is featured with a gallery of previously unseen images and concept designs. Also highlighted in a gallery is futurist visionary Josan Gonzalez (Deathburger) as he discusses his post apocalyptic worlds of Robo-City Prime and New Citadel 9. Interviews by Hannah Means-Shannon.

Featured Artist: Carlos Huante

Featured Artist: Carlos Huante

Featured Artist: Josan "Deathburger" Gonzales

Featured Artist: Josan “Deathburger” Gonzales

Heavy Metal 298: The Buzz

Heavy Metal CEO, Matt Medney says, “The adventures of the mind run rampant in this amalgamation of ‘out of this world’ stories.”

“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,” explains Managing editor Tim Seeley.

Senior editor R.G. Llarena says, “A good mix of new and established voices who sing in unison for all the cosmos to hear! I hope readers throughout the Multiverse join us in this issue where we celebrate the sci-fi roots of the magazine.”

“Your brain will be reduced to nebula dust if you make it to the end of the issue,” explains content editor Frank Forte.

About Heavy Metal
First published in 1977, Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science-fiction and horror in the past, present, and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal was the first magazine to bring European legends Moebius, Tanino Liberatore, Philippe Druillet, Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno and Philippe Caza to the U.S. as well as showcasing American superstars Richard Corben, Jim Steranko and Berni Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent as well as allow established creators to have “carte blanche.” Heavy Metal magazine is now published six times per year. Most issues feature one or two serialized graphic novels, several short stories, and two artist galleries. Recent creators have featured Grant Morrison, Stephen King, Bart Sears, Tim Seeley and Kevin Eastman. With new CEO Matt Medney at the helm, Heavy Metal promises to boldly go where no magazine has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…experience Heavy Metal.

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