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V5.11 Heavy Metal - Feb 1982

V5.11 Heavy Metal - Feb 1982

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Cover - "Angel Of The Gods" - Greg Hildebrandt
p.02-03 - "Illustration" - Jo Ellen Trilling
p.04 - "Editorial: Wally Wood (1927-1981)" - John Workman
p.06 - "Shakespeare For Americans: The Merchant Of Venice" - Walter Simonson, Howard Victor Chaykin, William Shakespeare, and George Simon Kaufman
p.08-11 - "The Mercenary" - Vicente Segrelles
p.13 - "Dossier: New Musics" - Lou Stathis and William Coupon
p.13 - "Dossier: Youth Culture" - Daphne Davis
p.14-15 - "Dossier: Favorite Villains Of All Time" - Terry Gilliam
p.14 - "Dossier: Storied Futures" - Duart McLean
p.14-15 - "Dossier: SF-ly Brilliant" - Timothy R. Lucas
p.15 - "Dossier: Guitar God-dom: Part One" - Brad Balfour
p.15 - "Dossier: Soft Covered" - Jonathan White
p.16 - "Dossier: AddendA" - Brad Balfour and Christine Rodin
p.16 - "Dossier: Booka-Saurus" - Harlan Ellison
p.17-24 - "The Incal: The Incal Light: Hail Darkness!" - Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean "Mœbius" Giraud
p.25-32 - "Tales Of The Galactic Inn: Hycrotan's Story" - José María "Beá Font" Beá
p.36-38 - "Nightmare Death" - Jeffrey Goldberg and Alan Lynch
p.39-42 - "Den II" - Richard Corben
p.43-52 - "Gideon Faust: Warlock At Large: Urchin!" - Len Wein and Howard Victor Chaykin
p.54-61 - "An Unmarried Machine" - Jean-Michel Nicollet
p.62-64 - "Stolen Moments" - Adal Alberto Maldonado, Lisa Thackaberry, June Ponte, and Beauregard
p.65-68 - "At The Middle Of Cymbiola" - Claude Renard and François Schuiten
p.69-72 - "In The Beginning" - Richard Man and Mark Fisher
p.73-76 - "Gallery: Alonso Smith: Within The Fantasy Bureau Of The Subconscious" - Steven Maloff
p.77 - "The Bus" - Paul Kirchner
p.78-80 - "The Appointment" - Marc Hempel
p.81-88 - "Zora" - Fernando Fernandez
p.89 - "I'm Age" - Jeff Jones
p.92-95 - "Rock Opera" - Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
p.96 - "The Bus" - Paul Kirchner
p.96 - "Coming"
Back Cover - "Cadillax" - Berni Wrightson

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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