April, 1977, and on the radio, Glen Campbell's Southern Nights is playing.
Leonard Mogel, the owner of the very successful American humor magazine National Lampoon, launches a new magazine called Heavy Metal, inspired by the issues of Metal Hurlant he saw on a previous visit to France.
(Sadly, used copies of issue one in good condition fetch exorbitant prices. Maybe the current publishers of the magazine will re-release the inaugural issue as a special publication....otherwise, getting hold of a copy is best done by searching for the .cbr file on the internet)
'Space Punks' is posted below.