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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fever by Jean-Michel Nicolett

'Fever' by Jean-Michel Nicolett
from the October 1981 issue of Heavy Metal magazine

The October 1981 issue of 'Heavy Metal' lacked the horror theme that made the October 1979 H. P. Lovecraft special issue so memorable. But like the October 1979 issue, one of the best pieces in the magazine was another strip by Jean-Michel Nicolett, 'Fever', which I've posted below.

Let's see.....a demon dressed in kid's pajamas (!?) rides a mechanical spider down an eerie canyon of Hell in search of an overweight mutant possessing a parasitic twin attached to her abdomen ...?! 

The story starts out weird, and just gets weirder. 

'Fever' has brilliant artwork, and demented genius, and even at 8 pages in length, it's easily far better than anything appearing in current issues of 'Heavy Metal'.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Heavy Metal magazine October 1984

'Heavy Metal' magazine October 1984

October, 1984, and in heavy rotation on the radio is 'No More Lonely Nights' by Paul McCartney. The song is the first single, and leadoff track, from McCartney's soundtrack to the film 'Give My Regards to Broad Street'. It features guitar work from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.

The latest issue of 'Heavy Metal' magazine is out, with a front cover by Mark America, and a striking back cover by Tito Salmoni.

Given the mediocre nature of the August and September issues, this issue shows some much-needed improvement in its contents, primarily via the inclusion of standalone comics from veteran contributors Juan Gimenez ('A Matter of Time') and Caza ('Cinders').

Caza's 'Cinders' is particularly apt for October and Halloween, as it depicts the arrival of the Red Death to the city of the innocent, simpleton Homs......its grim nature is a departure from the more humorous outlook of his many comics for HM. But it shows that Caza could do horror stories that were as creepy, in their own unique way, as those of HM contributors Arthur Suydam or Jean Michel Nicolett.................