Monday, February 1, 2010

'Heavy Metal' magazine February 1980


February 1980. The radio is playing Don Fogelberg's 'Heart Hotels',  Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', and Michael Jackson's 'Rock With You'. The Winter Olympics are taking place in Lake Placid, New York, and the US hockey team wins the gold medal in a major upset over the Russians (Commies). Eric Heiden wins five gold medals in speed skating.

The latest issue of Heavy Metal features a cover by Patrick Couratin titled 'Mr Interlocutor ? Yes, Mr Bones' (obviously an avante gard title that is comprehensible only to French intellectuals), with the back cover by Jim Burns, titled 'Another DC-10 Bites the Dust'.

I've excerpted a little two-page comic by Enki Bilal, titled 'Road to Ruin'. Its wry humor is just right for the twin doldrums of Mid-Winter and Valentine's Day.

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