Heavy Metal Magazine #v4#2 [Direct Sales]
(May 1980)

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Volume:
4
Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
HM Communications, Inc
Editing:
Ted White
Color:
Color; Black and White
Dimensions:
Standard Magazine Size US
Binding:
Squarebound (#1); Saddle-stitched (#[2]-v15#6 [v16#1])
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Fourteen Year Itch (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Kanarek (painted)
Inks:
Michael Kanarek (painted)
Colors:
Michael Kanarek (painted)

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover image.

Contents (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Guy Colwell (painted)
Inks:
Guy Colwell (painted)
Colors:
Guy Colwell (painted)

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Contents page with illustration spanning to next page/editorial page.

...Thirty-eight... (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Guy Colwell (painted)
Inks:
Guy Colwell (painted)
Colors:
Guy Colwell (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial with illustration spanning to previous page/contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Comix / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Kinney
Pencils:
Dan Steffan
Inks:
Dan Steffan
Colors:
Dan Steffan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Muzick / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Stathis
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flix / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bhob Stewart
Pencils:
Jerry Tiritilli (painted)
Inks:
Jerry Tiritilli (painted)
Colors:
Jerry Tiritilli (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

SF / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Brown
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sidebar / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Barry Malzberg
Pencils:
John Workman
Inks:
John Workman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Champakou (Table of Contents)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Jean Torton [as Jeronaton]
Pencils:
Jean Torton [as Jeronaton] (painted)
Inks:
Jean Torton [as Jeronaton] (painted)
Colors:
Jean Torton [as Jeronaton] (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:
  • From METAL HURLANT

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3

The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aether Flyer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Lupoff
Pencils:
Stephen Stiles
Inks:
Stephen Stiles
Letters:
Stephen Stiles

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 10

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Bus / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Kirchner
Pencils:
Paul Kirchner
Inks:
Paul Kirchner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Two quarter page sequences.

The Spirit of the Beast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Corben
Pencils:
Richard Corben
Inks:
Richard Corben
Colors:
Richard Corben
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Alchemist Supreme (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Christian Godard
Pencils:
Julio Ribera
Inks:
Julio Ribera
Colors:
Julio Ribera
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Story of a space wanderer's search for the woman of his dreams and God.
Reprints:
  • From PILOTE

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 5

December (Table of Contents)

Suburban Scenes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Philippe Cazamayou [as Caza]
Pencils:
Philippe Cazamayou [as Caza]
Inks:
Philippe Cazamayou [as Caza]
Colors:
Philippe Cazamayou [as Caza]
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Sentinel (Table of Contents)

Gallery Section: New Books / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Mead (painted)
Inks:
Syd Mead (painted)
Colors:
Syd Mead (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

This and the next four "features" are actually the component parts of a single feature displaying artwork from three forthcoming books (divided for indexing clarity). Writing credits are for feature scripts; they also carry editorial comments (by White?).

Elfspire (Table of Contents)

Gallery Section: New Books / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Thomas Blackshear (painted)
Inks:
Thomas Blackshear (painted)
Colors:
Thomas Blackshear (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

A Tolkien Bestiary (Table of Contents)

Gallery Section: New Books / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Curless (painted); Ian Miller (painted)
Inks:
Allen Curless (painted); Ian Miller (painted)
Colors:
Allen Curless (painted); Ian Miller (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

The Studio (Table of Contents)

Gallery Section: New Books / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jeff Jones (painted); Michael Kaluta (painted); Barry Windsor-Smith (painted); Bernie Wrightson (painted)
Inks:
Jeff Jones (painted); Michael Kaluta (painted); Barry Windsor-Smith (painted); Bernie Wrightson (painted)
Colors:
Jeff Jones (painted); Michael Kaluta (painted); Barry Windsor-Smith (painted); Bernie Wrightson (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future: The Man from Nowhere (Table of Contents)

Gallery Section: New Books / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Art by either Frank Hampson, Don Harley, or both, but it's not made clear.

Way-Place Beyond the Screen (Table of Contents)

Changes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Sciarra; Matt Howarth (adaptation)
Pencils:
Matt Howarth
Inks:
Matt Howarth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Extended credits say, "Adapted from "Walker", a film by Tony Sciarra / With photo by the late Julian Kernes." Part 6 of 31

Enossification (Table of Contents)

Changes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Matt Howarth
Pencils:
Matt Howarth
Inks:
Matt Howarth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 31

...And Find Us (Table of Contents)

Changes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Sciarra; Matt Howarth
Pencils:
Matt Howarth
Inks:
Matt Howarth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Part 8 of 31

Reptilangelo at Work (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.333 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Potts
Pencils:
Carl Potts
Inks:
Carl Potts
Colors:
Carl Potts
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dream Police! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gerry Capelle
Pencils:
Gerry Capelle
Inks:
Gerry Capelle
Colors:
Gerry Capelle
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Two quarter page sequences on consecutive pages.

Rock Opera (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.
Pencils:
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. (painted)
Inks:
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. (painted)
Colors:
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Four, 2/3 page sequences on 6 consecutive pages.

First Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Perry; Stephen Bissette
Pencils:
Perry; Stephen Bissette
Inks:
Perry; Stephen Bissette
Colors:
Perry; Stephen Bissette
Letters:
Perry; Stephen Bissette

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

No specific mention of who Perry is or who did what. Sequence of images inserted between paragraphs of text article.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dream Police! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gerry Capelle
Pencils:
Gerry Capelle
Inks:
Gerry Capelle
Colors:
Gerry Capelle
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Sequence is top and bottom quarter of page.

Only the Plitch! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Enki Bilal
Pencils:
Enki Bilal
Inks:
Enki Bilal
Colors:
Enki Bilal
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fourteen Year Itch
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. ...Thirty-eight...
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Comix
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Muzick
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Flix
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    SF
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Sidebar
  9. 8. Champakou
  10. 9. The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aether Flyer
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Bus
  12. 11. The Spirit of the Beast
  13. 12. The Alchemist Supreme
  14. 13. December
    Suburban Scenes
  15. 14. Sentinel
    Gallery Section: New Books
  16. 15. Elfspire
    Gallery Section: New Books
  17. 16. A Tolkien Bestiary
    Gallery Section: New Books
  18. 17. The Studio
    Gallery Section: New Books
  19. 18. Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future: The Man from Nowhere
    Gallery Section: New Books
  20. 19. Way-Place Beyond the Screen
    Changes
  21. 20. Enossification
    Changes
  22. 21. ...And Find Us
    Changes
  23. 22. Reptilangelo at Work
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Dream Police!
  25. 24. Rock Opera
  26. 25. First Love
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Dream Police!
  28. 27. Only the Plitch!
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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