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Heavy Metal’s VIRUS imprint announce Never Never, a new comic from creator Mark McCann, Phil Buckenham, Agnese Pozza, David Withers, and Peter Duncan

Heavy Metal’s VIRUS imprint has announced Mark McCann’s Never Never #1 which is available on August 12, 2020. Never Never is an amalgamation of Peter Pan, The Hunger Games, and Lord of the Flies. In other words, a survival horror fantasy inspired by classics but intended for a new age. Written by McCann, the comic features the talents of artist Phil Buckenham, colorist Agnese Pozza, letterer David Withers, and editor Peter Duncan.

Winter is seduced by the boy-sprite, Petros – off to the Never, Never. A place where children never grow up and adults are the enemy.

What would such a place look like? Where resources are scarce. Time passes, but age is obsolete. War with adults, starved and insane from constant battle, is the norm. What would age-less boys free of civility and role-models be willing to do to survive. To live Forever.

A young girl will face her greatest test; an island full of immortal cannibals with a dark secret that sustains its existence, in the most unnatural and awful of ways.

Check out a preview of the first issue below!

Never Never #1

SDCC 2020: Heavy Metal and DIGA Studios Announce a New Immersive Podcast WonderWerk

Heavy Metal

Following a well-received Comic Con@Home panel titled, “Heavy Metal Presents: Forging the Future of Genre” on Thursday, Heavy Metal Entertainment exclusively premiered the trailer for their first ever narrative anthology podcast experience, WonderWerk. The production is in partnership with DIGA Studios.

Those attending Heavy Metal’s virtual SD Comic Con At Home panel–which included Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney, Heavy Metal Publisher & Chief Creative Overlord David Erwin, and Creators Dylan Sprouse, George C. Romero and Dan Fogler–were the first to watch and hear the trailer for WonderWerk.  The trailer teased a wide array of narratives with intense sound design, original music, and robust experiences. As Heavy Metal sees its historic #300 issue on the horizon, its priorities are clearly to expand beyond the page with its partner, DIGA Studios.

Heavy Metal and DIGA Studios’ WonderWerk will officially debut on August 4th, wherever podcasts can be found.

SDCC 2020: Heavy Metal Entertainment announces Comic-Con@Home plans, Comic-Con After Hours virtual after party

Heavy Metal logo

Heavy Metal will be talking more about the future of the brand in a Comic-Con At Home panel
titled, “Heavy Metal Presents: Forging the Future of Genre,” set for release on Thursday, July 23
at 6:00pm PT.

That future includes contributions from a list of both industry veterans and exciting newcomers to the medium, including CEO Matthew Medney, CCO and Publisher David Erwin, Dylan Sprouse (Suneater), George C. Romero (The Rise, Cold Dead War), Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus) and Dan Fogler (Brooklyn Gladiator, Moon Lake), all contributing to the panel, which celebrates the magazine’s legacy while maintaining proper forward momentum. The panel will be live at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

In addition to the respective works of those creators, this panel will be a deep dive into Heavy Metal’s 300th issue, which debuts August 19 th. Heavy Metal’s executive and editorial teams see this issue – and this panel – as a perfect jumping-on point for fans who have never sampled the magazine or simply don’t know where to start.

Make sure you stay until the very end of the panel, though, as Heavy Metal will be offering an exclusive sneak peek at their forthcoming immersive audio podcast experience, WonderWerk, a coproduction with DIGA Studios. If it’s simply magazines and comics you are looking for, go to Heavy Metal’s virtual Comic-Con At Home Booth #1529 for a selection of their most compelling titles.

That celebration will continue on Saturday, July 25th, as Heavy Metal kicks off a virtual after party with media partner Nerdbot called “Heavy Metal Presents: Comic Con After Hours.” With more of a party vibe, the Comic Con After Hours live stream on Nerdbot’s Facebook page will feature some of Heavy Metal’s best and brightest taking part in loose, fun conversations about pop culture. One in particular will feature David Arquette (actor, Scream) and Cliff Dorfman (writer, Warrior), the cowriters of Heavy Metal’s Highwayman, taking on the topic “How To Survive A Horror Film.”

Another, featuring CEO Medney and Lockheed Martin Space’s John Connelly and entitled “Putting The
Science in Sci-Fi,” riffs on which sci-fi in pop culture got the science right.

The After Hours event will be hosted by Nerdbot’s Dade Elza and Colin K. Bass, and will feature a performance by electronic artist Chuck None, a custom Heavy Metal cocktail tutorial by T.W. Falls, and a live
painting of Heavy Metal’s Nelson character by artist Joe Palone. To join the virtual after party, go to
http://www.heavyevent.com at 6:00pm PT on Saturday, July 25.

Exclusive: Glenn Fabry’s Heavy Metal #300 Cover Revealed

Classic and new comic book creators from all over the world join Heavy Metal to celebrate its 300th issue!

We have the exclusive debut of Glenn Fabry‘s artwork for Cover C of issue #300, officially on-sale everywhere August 19th, 2020, and available now for pre-order on HeavyMetal.com.

Just to name some of Heavy Metal #300‘s 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 Bucher. Richard Corben, Liberatore, Vaughan Bode, Stephanie Phillips, Justin Jordan, Blake Northcott, Tater 7, 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 B52 Bomber, Lucy the Australopithecus, the barbarians Vasator and Crunch, and the Dark Wing crew, among many others.

Heavy Metal #300 features covers by Claudia Iannciello, Agustín Alessio, and Glenn Fabry.

Heavy Metal #300 Glenn Fabry cover

Heavy Metal Announces Mundo Diablo Based on Netflix’s Diablero

Heavy Metal’s Virus has announced the release of Mundo Diablo #1, which is available now for purchase. The title is a spin-off of the hit series for Netflix called Diablero, which is based on the international prose bestseller El Diablo Me Obligó. This is the first official US release for the title. The series is written by F.G. Haghenbeck and Homero Rios with numerous artists.

Mundo Diablo imagines a world where the Spanish Conquerors who arrived on our continent didn’t just bring their swords and gunpowder, they also brought their demons and armed angels. The Naguals, powerful sorcerers of the New World, fought against the forces of Saint Michael and the invaders. Those Naguals who hunt angels were called Angeleros and those who hunt demons, Diableros. These are the stories of Elvis Infante, the most famous Diablero of all.

Mundo Diablo

ComiXology Has You Covered with New Digital Comics from Marvel, Image, IDW, BOOM!, manga, and more!

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #9

It’s Wednesday and it’s new comic book day! There’s new comics on the shelves at comic shops but there’s also new comics on the digital shelves as well. There’s over 100 comics for you to choose from. There’s something for every from Marvel, AfterShock, Ahoy, Albatross Funnybooks, IDW, Image, manga and more! You can get the full list here or check out what you can get by publisher below!

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

Ahoy Comics

Albatross Funnybooks

American Mythology Productions

Archie Comics

Devil's Highway #1

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

Clover Press

comiXology Submit

Darby Pop Publishing

Dark Horse

DC Comics

DC Thomson

Dynamite

Harlequin

Heavy Metal

IDW Publishing

Image

Nailbiter Returns #2

Kid Beowulf Comics

Mad Cave Studios

Marvel

Oni Press

Titan Comics

Vault Comics

Zenescope


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Writer Ken Janssens Talks His Hindsight

After a violent encounter at the Chicago Coin Convention, awkward scientist Vincent D’Angelo makes a quick, but far, retreat. Really far, all the way back to the end of the nineteenth century! But for a man who has invented a way to travel through time, he will have to race against it to make it to the most important event of his life.

Hindsight is a new comic series out from writer Ken Janssens and published by Heavy Metal’s Virus imprint.

We got a chance to chat with Janssens about the series and what’s it like to writer for comics, film, television, and novels.

You can get your copy now! https://shop.heavymetal.com/collections/virus/products/hindsight-1

Heavy Metal Promotes Joseph Illidge to Executive Editor and adds Kris Longo as Chief Sales Officer

Following a series of announcements on new publishing initiatives, Heavy Metal is continuing to build up executive staff with the promotion of Joseph Illidge to Executive Editor and the addition of Kris Longo as Chief Sales Officer.

Illidge’s remarkable career in comics spans 27 years and a host of accomplishments with various publishers, including serving as Executive Editor for Valiant Entertainment, Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, Editor for the Batman line of titles for DC Comics, and editor for both Milestone Media and Archaia. His new Heavy Metal responsibilities will have him working in collaboration with CEO Matthew Medney and Publisher David Erwin, developing new content and creator relationships for Heavy Metal’s flagship magazine and intellectual properties, including the “Taarna” and “Cold Dead War” characters from the seminal 1981 Heavy Metal animated film.

Longo’s addition as Chief Sales Officer will bring new, revenue-generating projects to the Heavy Metal fold, with an eye on the development of a robust advertising, marketing and promotion strategy, custom publishing, co-publishing partnerships with similarly-spirited content providers, licensing programs, and more. Prior to joining Heavy Metal, Longo spent 13 years in DC Comics’ advertising and custom solutions group, served as VP of Business Development for Bonfire Agency and in 2014 founded the advertising and marketing firm Geek Riot Media, which he will continue to independently own and operate moving forward.

Heavy Metal Launches an Epic Summer with New Releases and Highly-Anticipated Debuts

Heavy Metal is excited to announce a host of ambitious Summer titles ready for pre-order by June 24th, 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 #300

(W) Various, Moebius (A) Various (CA) CVR A Claudia Iannciello, CVR B Agustin Alessio, CVR C Glenn Fabry
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. Richard Corben, Liberatore, Vaughan 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 B52 Bomber, Lucy the Australopithecus, and the Dark Wing crew, among many others.

In Shops: Aug 19, 2020

SUNEATER #1

(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

SUNEATER #1

BROOKLYN GLADIATOR #1

(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.

In shops: August 5, 2020

BROOKLYN GLADIATOR #1

FISHKILL #1

(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

FISHKILL #1

MOON LAKE: MIDNIGHT MUNCHIES

(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 inter-dimensional 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

MOON LAKE: MIDNIGHT MUNCHIES

Vault’s “Greatest Hits” Comes to Heavy Metal

Vault Comics has announced a partnership with Heavy Metal Entertainment. The partnership will commence today with the release of a selection of Vault’s “Greatest Hits” titles to date, featuring exclusive new cover design. Heavy Metal is focusing on strategic partnerships with publishers and content creators focused on their growth in the marketplace.

The first wave of product under this new partnership will feature Heathen, Money Shot, The Plot, These Savage Shores, and Wasted Space among others, and will expand in the coming months to include exclusive packaging of new #1 titles from Vault, with unique dress treatments and cover art, and a new digest format that will feature an entire line of select Vault titles in a serialized compendium style book format, and an assortment of merchandise created in partnership with Threadless.

Launch Titles From Vault

Heathen

Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. Heathen is written, drawn, and colored by Natasha Alterici, and lettered by Rachel Deering.

Heathen

Money Shot

In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampo, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She’ll travel to new worlds, engage—intimately—with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind—and money, written by Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, drawn by Rebekah Isaacs, colored by Kurt Michael Russell, lettered by Crank!.

Money Shot

The Plot

In order to receive… first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to MacKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta — which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

The Plot is written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci, drawn by Joshua Hixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, lettered by Jim Campbell.

The Plot

These Savage Shores

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, The East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself.

Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

These Savage Shores is written by Ram V, drawn by Sumit Kumar, colored by Vittorio Astone, lettered by Aditya Bidikar.

These Savage Shores

Wasted Space

Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying.

Too bad he couldn’t care less.

Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Wonder Woman, Black Star Renegades) and Hayden Sherman (The Few, Cold War, John Carter: The End) have thrown Philip K. Dick in a blender with Preacher. Take a sip and get wasted.

Wasted Space
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