Love Is Love isn't the only anthology of note out next Wednesday. Nor is Civil War II #8 the only book with a bevy of exciting names. But there's another which might have a bevy of exciting names.
I understand that next week's Heavy Metal Magazine #2845, featuring the first chapter of Grant Morrison's Savage Sword Of Christ, is selling out and won't be reprinted. Because, apparently, Heavy Metal Magazine doesn't do that sort of thing. But they do have copies available direct from the publisher. With a Taarna cover by Luis Royo, a Savage Christ cover by Kiss album artist Ken Kelly and Pyramid Contact by Iron Maiden Eddie creator Derek Riggs.
And we're also getting a greater idea of what's actually inside.
The Savage Sword of Jesus story by Heavy Metal EIC Grant Morrison and The Molen Brothers.
The return of Heavy Metal animated feature star Taarna by Bleeding Cool favourite Alex de Campi, Tony Parker, and Leonard O'Grady.
A new serialized story by Enki Bilal, "The Color of Air," which picks up (in a way) where his "Julia & Roem" left off.
Techno-occult tale "The Simulationists," by Duncan Trussell, Donny Cates and Adam Belanger.
The John Bivens/Omar Estevez collaboration "Lil Charlie"about a trio of cuties — an angel, a demon, and death — trying to sort through the nascent and primordial galaxy.
The Last Mortician by Tim Hall and Dean Haspiel.
Wintry creepiness with "Snow Blind"(by Kong and John Bivens
The Rabbi, a story by Jok that draws on Jewish legend.
Part 2 of Donny Cates and tattoo artist Ian Bederman's trippy "Atomahawk,"
Part 4 of John Mahoney's wordless and elegant "Zentropa,"
Part 5 of the insect epic "Salsa Invertebraxa" by Mozchops.
A discussion with surrealist artist Andrew Brandou, and a portfolio of concept designer Peter Mohrbacher.