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V4.1 Heavy Metal - Apr 1980

V4.1 Heavy Metal - Apr 1980

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Some wear to spine. 

Cover - "He Turned The Phindog To Stone" - Tony Roberts
p.02-03 - "Illustration" - Clyde Caldwell
p.03-04 - "...Third Anniversary..." - Ted White
p.04, 96 - "Chain Mail"
p.06, 57-58 - "Sidebar: Trekking Down The Black Hole" - Norman Spinrad and Chris Browne
p.06, 58, 83-85 - "SF" - Steve Brown
p.06, 86-91 - "Comix Int'l" - Maurice Horn and Guido Crepax
p.07, 80-83 - "Muzick" - Lou Stathis
p.07-09 - "Flix" - Bhob Stewart and Nino Carbe
p.10-25, 41-56 - "Champakou" - Jean "Jéronaton" Torton
p.28-31 - "Of Needle And Thread" - Enki Bilal (reprinted in Greatest Hits 1994)
p.33-40 - "The Airtight Garage" - Jean "Mœbius" Giraud
p.59-64 - "The Adventures Of Professor Thintwhistle And His Incredible Aether Flyer: Chapter Three: Land Ho!" - Richard Lupoff and Steve Stiles
p.65-72 - "Beast Of Wolfton" - Richard Corben
p.73-74 - "Changes: High-Rise" - Matt Howarth
p.75-77 - "Changes: Level Of The Law" - Matt Howarth
p.80-81 - "Dream Police" - Gerry Capelle
p.82 - "Monsieur Glouglou" - Jacques Rochberny
p.82 - "Sunday Night" - Mee
p.83-85 - "Zooks!" - Vaughn Bodé and Mark Bodé
p.86-91 - "Rock Opera: For White Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When Color T.V. Is Not Enough..." - Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
p.92-95 - "Suburban Scenes: November" - Philippe "Caza" Cazamayou
Back Cover - "Perversity" - Wotipka

Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, published beginning in 1977. The magazine is known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction, erotica and steampunk comics. Unlike the traditional American comic books of that time bound by the restrictive Comics Code Authority, Heavy Metal featured explicit content.

The magazine started out primarily as a licensed translation of the French science-fantasy magazine Métal hurlant, including work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius), Chantal Montellier, and Milo Manara. As cartoonist/publisher Kevin Eastman saw it, Heavy Metal published European art which had not been previously seen in the United States, as well as demonstrating an underground comix sensibility that nonetheless "wasn't as harsh or extreme as some of the underground comix – but . . . definitely intended for an older readership".

Heavy Metal's high-quality artwork is notable. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger, Frank Frazetta, and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues. Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's RanXerox series debuted in the States. Terrance Lindall's illustrated version of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost appeared in the magazine in 1980. Many stories were presented as long-running serials, such as those by Richard Corben, Pepe Moreno and Matt Howarth.

Illustrators like Luis Royo and Alex Ebel contributed artwork over the course of their careers. An adaptation of the film Alien named Alien: The Illustrated Story, written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Walter Simonson, was published in the magazine in 1979.

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