Heavy Metal Special Editions #[2] - The Best of Heavy Metal
(1982)

Heavy Metal, 1981 Series
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Price
2.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
ISBN
?
Barcode
0709893834002
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
8 inches by 11 inches
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Collected stories from 1977 to 1979.
Cover says "No. 2", which probably signifies the second "Special" edition they put out.
This is actually the first of two "The Best of" issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)
Colors
Jean Giraud [as Moebius] (painted)
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]

Indexer Notes

Image on inside of front cover.

[The Best of Heavy Metal] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Colors
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title/credits/indicia pages.

It Gained Something in the Translation (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sean Kelly (editor 1977-1979)
Pencils
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Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introductory text with multiple panel illustrations from stories.

Ballade (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Colors
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
?

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Den's Farewell (Table of Contents: 5)

Den / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Corben
Pencils
Richard Corben (painted)
Inks
Richard Corben (painted)
Colors
Richard Corben (painted)
Letters
typeset

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White Night (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Elisabeth Salomon [as Zha]
Pencils
Nicole Claveloux
Inks
Nicole Claveloux
Colors
Nicole Claveloux ?
Letters
?

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Jet Man (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Angus McKie
Pencils
Angus McKie (painting)
Inks
Angus McKie (painting)
Colors
Angus McKie (painting)
Letters
Angus McKie ?

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City of Flowers (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Philippe Druillet
Pencils
Picotto
Inks
Picotto
Colors
Picotto
Letters
?

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Master (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jean-Michel Nicollet
Pencils
Jean-Michel Nicollet (painted)
Inks
Jean-Michel Nicollet (painted)
Colors
Jean-Michel Nicollet (painted)
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Metal Hurlant

The Death of Orlaon (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

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Going to Pieces (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Francois Schuiten
Pencils
Francois Schuiten (painted)
Inks
Francois Schuiten (painted)
Colors
Francois Schuiten (painted)
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Metal Hurlant

Mama's Place (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Suydam
Pencils
Arthur Suydam
Inks
Arthur Suydam
Colors
Arthur Suydam
Letters
Arthur Suydam

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Approaching Centauri (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Philippe Druillet
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Metal Hurlant

Virgo (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Pencils
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Inks
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Metal Hurlant

Free Fall (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Metal Hurlant

Planet of Terror (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul LaMontellerie
Pencils
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Inks
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Colors
Philippe Cazaumayou [as Caza]
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Pilote

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Pencils
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Inks
Jean Giraud [as Moebius]
Letters
?

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  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Image on inside of back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [The Best of Heavy Metal]
  4. 3. It Gained Something in the Translation
  5. 4. Ballade
  6. 5. Den's Farewell
    Den
  7. 6. White Night
  8. 7. Jet Man
  9. 8. City of Flowers
  10. 9. Master
  11. 10. The Death of Orlaon
  12. 11. Going to Pieces
  13. 12. Mama's Place
  14. 13. Approaching Centauri
  15. 14. Virgo
  16. 15. Free Fall
  17. 16. Planet of Terror
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
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