We know a lot of people have been looking forward to this one: Heavy Metal 296, the Street Art Special. It is not available for pre-order yet (but when it is, it will be in the Heavy Metal Shop), but we can share these four hot-off-the-press covers. They were created by Tristan Eaton, Deih, Shepard Fairey and Hebru Brantley. The issue is curated by Ron English, who previously contributed covers for issue 280 (Grant Morrison’s debut) and issue 292, the Psychedelic Special. “Through some alchemical mix of ambition, luck, and skill, the artists in this issue have attained no small measure of renown,” English writes. “And they all have stories they never get to tell. Taking the street out of their art lets the art speak for itself.”
We’ll keep you posted on the issue’s arrival date, and give you more to preview when it’s available. For now, enjoy these covers!
Heavy Metal 296 Cover A by Tristan Eaton
Heavy Metal 296 Cover B by Deih
Heavy Metal 296 Cover C by Shepard Fairey
Heavy Metal 296 Cover D by Hebru Brantley
We noticed some Galctus art by Giorgio Comolo making the rounds on social media, and liked the look of it — like many European illustrators (the kind who helped build Heavy Metal), Comolo has a superhuman flair for detail. Look into his portfolio a little further and you’ll find him
A funny thing happened to Hajime Sorayama — the Japanese artist famous for his sexy humanoid robots. You may recall his work from the cover of our November 1980 issue or back cover of August 1981. You might also have seen his android pinups in Penthouse or Playboy over the years. For decades,
Taarna the Taarakian and Nelson the B-17 Tailgunner action figures, designed by FigBiz based on characters from the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, are available now at Incendium — they’ve got the full-color regular figures plus limited quantities of some convention exclusives, while they last.
Heads up, Metal heads — Heavy Metal issue 295, the Music Special, is on its way. In fact, the New York Comic Con variant (above) will be at our booth this week, come see us — and our guests and exclusives — at Booth #341! This isn’t our first Music Special, but — by
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We were pleased to feature a Donato Giancola painting on one of the covers of Heavy Metal 294: The Industrial Special. Giancola is an insanely accomplished fantasy and science-fiction artist (check out the biography page on his site) whose recent series of “Empathetic Robots”
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