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V4.3 Heavy Metal - June 1980

V4.3 Heavy Metal - June 1980

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The cover of this copy has split at the seem and separated from the main book. See pics. 

Cover - "The Necronomicon" - Hans Ruedi Giger
p.02-03 - "Illustration" - Peter Goodfellow
p.03 - "...Thirty-Nine..." - Dan Steffan and Ted White
p.04, 87-89 - "Comix" - Jay Kinney
p.04, 90-91 - "Muzick" - Lou Stathis and R. B. Day
p.05, 81-86 - "Flix" - Bhob Stewart and Suzan Pitt
p.05, 32, 71-72 - "SF" - Steve Brown and Rick Bryant
p.06, 31 - "The Jeronaton Interview" - Diana K. Bletter
p.08-24 - "Champakou: Final Episode" - Jean "Jéronaton" Torton
p.25-30 - "The Adventures Of Professor Thintwhistle And His Incredible Aether Flyer: Chapter Five" - Steve Stiles and Richard Lupoff
p.31-32 - "Work And Win" - Steve Stiles
p.33-34 - "Earth Versus The Flying Wallendas" - Bill Maher and Bob Keenan
p.35-40 - "Shipwreck" - Philippe "Caza" Cazamayou
p.41-53 - "The Alchemist Supreme: Part Two" - Julio Ribera and Christian Godard
p.56-64 - "Captain Sternn" - Berni Wrightson (reprinted in One Step Beyond 1996)
p.65-66 - "Changes: Pillow Kill" - Matt Howarth
p.67-68 - "Changes: Funnies" - Matt Howarth
p.69-70 - "Changes: Sympathy For The Bulldaggers: The Club With Only Three Members" - Matt Howarth
p.71-72 - "The Bus" - Paul Kirchner
p.73-77 - "Gallery Section: H. R. Giger"
p.81-86 - "Rock Opera" - Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
p.87-89 - "Success" - John Workman
p.90-91 - "Dream Police" - Gerry Capelle
p.93-96 - "Localized Objective" - François Schuiten and Luc Schuiten
Back Cover - "In New York, We Call 'Em The Jets" - Dameron

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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