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Heavy Metal #298 Heads to the Furthest Reaches with Ben Templesmith, Richard Corben, David Hine, and more!

Heavy Metal Entertainment has announced the release of Heavy Metal #298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020. In the lead up to Heavy Metal’s landmark 300th issue, the world’s greatest illustrated science fiction mag will take readers to the edge of the cosmos and beyond with this specially curated 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.

In this issue:

  • “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.
  • 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.
  • “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​.
  • 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 “Deathburger” Gonzalez as he discusses his post apocalyptic worlds of Robo-City Prime and New Citadel 9. Interviews by Hanna Means Shannon.
  • 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.
  • “Project Z”: An earth-shattering asteroid 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. By Matt Medney & Morgan Rosenblum.
  • “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.

Heavy Metal #298 features three covers to choose from:

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

Preview – Champions of the Wild Weird West

Champions of the Wild Weird West

WRITERS: Michael David Nelsen & Erik Hendrix
ARTIST: George Kambadais
ORDERING INFO: Diamond Previews AUG120782 / October Release
ISBN: 978-1-926914-54-1
PRICE: $14.95
GENRE: Supernatural Western

The honor of a samurai, the mysticism of the Native American Culture, and a whole heck of a lot of Old West Action. When a fallen samurai is drawn to the United States to save his wife-to-be and her father, he is drawn into a plot much more complex than a simple rescue. Meeting up with an adventurer, his Indian financial advisor, a mercenary, and a former priest, they set off on a quest to save the West from the strange and unimaginable. Zombie Indians, mystical beings, and mad science are just a few of they must face on their quest to save themselves, those they love, and the whole of the Old West.

Preview – Deadly Harvest

Deadly Harvest

WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Michael David Nelsen
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
INKER: Jeff Graham
COLORIST: Doug Spencer
LETTERS: Erik Hendrix
EDITOR: Amanda Hendrix
RELEASE DATE (Print): November 2012
DIAMOND: September Previews
ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
PRICE: $14.95

Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives. It’s Deadliest Catch meets Armageddon and Aliens in a dystopian future.

Preview – Deadly Harvest

Deadly Harvest

WRITER: Erik Hendrix & Michael David Nelsen
ARTIST: Yannis Roumboulias
INKER: Jeff Graham
COLORIST: Doug Spencer
LETTERS: Erik Hendrix
EDITOR: Amanda Hendrix
RELEASE (ComiXology): Issue 1 (7/18/12), Issue 2 (8/15/12), Issue 3 (9/12/12), Issue 4 (10/10/12) – http://www.comixology.com/Deadly-Harvest/comics-series/8642
RELEASE DATE (Print): November 2012
DIAMOND: September Previews
ISBN: 978-1-926914-53-4
PRICE: $14.95

Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives. It’s Deadliest Catch meets Armageddon and Aliens in a dystopian future.

SDCC 2012 – Arcana teams with The Asylum for SDCC

Arcana Comics has announced they will be teaming up with The Asylum, the movie studio behind such films as Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus and Transmorphers, at San Diego Comic Con. Arcana Comics is releasing a limited edition, SDCC Exclusive, A Field Guide to Cryptozoology, featuring creatures from The Asylum’s films.

Drawn by Mike Dubisch with writing and design work from Michael David Nelsen, the field guide shows off the creatures of The Asylum films, and only people attending SDCC this year will be able to pick up a copy.

You can find them at booth #2415 at SDCC this year.

SideShows – In stores now!

VANCOUVER (March 18, 2012)SideShows, by Erik Hendrix and Michael David Nelsen, hit store shelves on Wednesday, March 14th. Did you miss it? Check with your local comic book store to pick up a copy. If they don’t have it, they can order using the below information. While you wait, check out an extended preview of the book, courtesy of Arcana Comics!

SIDESHOWS
Written By: Erik Hendrix
Art By: Michael David Nelsen
ISBN: 978-1-926914-51-0
DIAMOND CODE: DEC110804
RETAIL PRICE: $9.95
ARCANA Project Site: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=302

In 1950’s Las Vegas, the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret… they really did have the abilities they pretended to. The Rat Pack was in their prime, the bartenders knew your name, and the same guy who comped your rooms could put a hit on you for stiffing him a tip. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas!

Want to know what happens next? Pick up a copy from your local comic book shop, ask them to order, or pick up a copy from the Arcana Store, using the link provided above.

ABOUT ARCANA STUDIOS

Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

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