HEAVY METAL’S EPIC SUMMER CONTINUES WITH A MASSIVE LIST OF RELEASES READY FOR PRE-ORDER THIS WEEK, JUNE 24th.
The Landmark 300th issue and highly anticipated new stand-alone releases from creators Dylan Sprouse and Dan Fogler mark what promises to be the beginning of a new era of publishing for the iconic publishers.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Heavy Metal is excited to announce a host of ambitious Summer titles ready for pre-order, effectively introducing what promises to be a new age of innovation and creativity for the publisher, beginning with the landmark 300th issue. With comic shops re-opening their doors in many markets after a long dry spell, now is the time for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror to discover or rediscover the magazine that started it all.
“Heavy Metal is one of those brands that’s influenced you, even if you are not exactly aware how,” says Matthew Medney, CEO. He adds, “The magazine’s profound effect on so many of the comics, films and TV shows we’ve all loved over the years in undeniable. With the 300th issue and the launch of some really spectacular new stand-alone comics, we hope to give fans a compelling jumping-on point if they’ve never sampled us before.”
“Comic creators who grew up on Heavy Metal claim that it leaves a mark on them for life, and that’s evident in everything that’s up for pre-order this week,” adds David Erwin, Publisher and Chief Creative Overlord. “I cannot wait to hear fans’ reactions to SUNEATER and FOGLER’S FICTIONS.”
(W) Various, Moebius (A) Various (CA) CVR A Claudia Ianniciello, CVR B Agustin Alessio, CVR C Glenn Fabry, CVR D Sketch
Cover Price: $9.99
A new era begins with a celebration of 300 incredible issues of America’s Premiere Sci-Fi/Fantasy magazine. Classic and new comic book creators from all over the world join the magazine to celebrate its 300th issue.
Just to name some of our VIP guests: Moebius attends with a short story published in English for the first time as well as an interview, never released, done by acclaimed comics and music writer Geoff Boucher. Creators Richard Corben, Liberatore, Vaughn and Mark Bode, Stephanie Phillips, Justin Jordan, Blake Northcott, Jeff Rebner, Matt Medney, David Erwin, Germán Ponce, and Duke Mighten who are joined by “New Hollywood 21st century” actor/writers Dylan Sprouse & Brendan Columbus.
And this party could not be complete without the fictional characters who attend it. Among the prominent fictional guests, we have confirmation of: Taarna, Nelson the B-17 Bomber, Lucy the Australopithecus, and the Dark Wing crew, among many others.
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
(W) Dylan Sprouse, Joe Harris (A) Diego Yapur (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Price: $4.99
From actor and entrepreneur Dylan Sprouse, Suneater #1 kicks off a nine-issue saga that takes place in ninth century Norway, where a drug-addled warrior sacrifices his leg to the Gods. In return he is fused with a parasitic beast, giving him the power to rescue his son from his sworn enemies—history’s first Norwegian king and his five personal guards. The result is a grim and bloody adventure—a dark metaphor for drug addiction, selfishness, and the children it affects.
“I love fantasy-action and I wanted to create something that would appeal to newer fans of the genre while tackling an elevated story,” said Sprouse. “The characters I wrote are from actual tales and bardic songs, and the story is about the adult, dark, grotesque, and somber world of Suneater and its desperate, faulty protagonist. While I have been actively writing Suneater for years, the culmination of the content rings especially true for me now, at this stage of my life.”
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
(W) Dan Fogler, Andrew Harrison (A/CA) Simon Bisley
Cover Price: $3.99
The first of the Fogler’s Fictions titles, Brooklyn Gladiator is a vivid, violent, and frightening glimpse into a fictional future that feels all too familiar, a future we may find ourselves sleepwalking into if we’re not careful.
Welcome to Brooklyn, 2033! New Yorkers survive on scraps in a despoiled America. John Miller is an action hero for the ages, a rough and ready badass who could drink Han Solo, Jack Burton, and John McClane under the table. Brooklyn Gladiator is a tribute to the comics, films, and experiences that have inspired author Dan Fogler.
Fogler explains, “This is a world of more crust than pizza, More filter than cigarette, more commercials than television. More lies than truth. John Miller is public enemy number one, fighting nanite-enhanced maniacs in the underground gladiator circuit and selling bootleg drugs that undercut the government’s own brand. Now John is developing uncanny psychic powers that allow him to bypass the state’s tech and tap into ancient knowledge. As he sets out to dismantle the machines that run his world, he’ll come to a completely new understanding of the concept of civilization.”
In shops: August 5, 2020
(W) Dan Fogler, Laurence Blum (A/CA) Ben Templesmith
Cover Price: $3.99
Also from Dan Fogler, Fishkill is a love story wrapped in a modern noir that takes our hero, Detective Bart Fishkill, so far down the conspiracy rabbit hole that he starts to question his own sanity even to the point of wondering whether if he isn’t the villain in the first place.
In shops: August 12, 2020
(W) Dan Fogler (A) Alex Eckman-Lawn, Tim Seeley, Kevin Colden, Darick Robertson, Alex Horley (A/CA) Dennis Carlsson
Cover Price: $24.99
The third Fogler’s Fiction entry, Moon Lake: Midnight Munchies tells the tale of a mysterious portal into the bizarre and demented. Zombie dinosaurs, a mass-murdering high school cheerleader, and an interdimensional sasquatch trying to save his species from extinction. All created by the lunar radiation in the small town of Moon Lake.
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
All of these titles are currently available for pre-order through the Heavy Metal Shop.