Liberatore Returns To Comics In Heavy Metal #285 With "Ai Shiteru"

ai_shiteru_liberatore_morvan-01Liberatore, the comic creator behind RanXerox has returned after a decade long absence from comics with a 7-page story titled, Ai Shiteru, premiering in Heavy Metal's upcoming Love themed issue.

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The story is set to later appear in Glenat's French language collection of Liberatore's short comics in July.

Ai Shiteru focuses on a somewhat dangerous man and his unhealthy obsession with a Japanese taxi dancer.

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Liberatore, a personal favorite of Heavy Metal's editor-in-chief, Grant Morrison, is excited to be returning to the magazine that first brought him recognition in America. "When I met met with him at his studio in Paris last December, he showed me the story while in progress and I knew it was a perfect time fit for the magazine", said Heavy Metal co-CEO, Jeff Krelitz.

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Heavy Metal Magazine introduced Liberatore to the English-speaking world in July 1983 with the creator's ultra-violent character, RanXerox, so it is fitting they are the ones to celebrate his return.

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