Heavy Metal Special Issues

Heavy Metal Special:
The Best of Heavy Metal [#1] (1977-1979)

Winter 1982. [ober,hm,msu]

"Den's Farewell"
8 pgs: pgs 14-21. s/a/c/r[Heavy Metal #13 (1978)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.

Heavy Metal Special:
The Best of Heavy Metal #2

Spring/Summer 1986. [lakoma]

"The Spirit of the Beast"
8 pgs: pgs 22-29. s/a/r[Heavy Metal #38 (1980)]-Richard Corben. Color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 6, #4:
15 Years of Heavy Metal

Dec. 1992. $4.95. 144[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W. [id]

"15 Years of Heavy Metal"
Cover Art [CI-card #66, Art of Heavy Metal card #1 (1995)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Den's Farewell"
8 pgs: pgs 7-14. s/a/c/r[Heavy Metal #13 (1978)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.
In this version, logo in color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 6, #4:
15 Years of Heavy Metal, Special Limited Edition

Dec. 1992. $19.95. 214[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W. Softcovers. Also Hard Bound version. [id]

"15 Years of Heavy Metal"
Cover Art [CI-card #66, Art of Heavy Metal card #1 (1995)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Den's Farewell"
8 pgs: pgs 9-16. s/a/c/r[Heavy Metal #13 (1978)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.
In this version, logo in color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 8, #1:
Pin-Up

June 1994. $3.95. 116[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color on white matt on all pages. [id]
Pin-Up Gallery on pgs 3-36.

"Den and Kath Looking Heroic"
1 pict: pg 28. a/r[Art of Heavy Metal card #26 (1995)]-Richard Corben. 5-4/5"x10-5/6". Color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 8, #2:
Greatest Hits

Dec. 1994. $4.95. 144[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white matt [!]. Also Hard Bound version. [id]

"Den and Kath"
Back Cover Art [Art of Heavy Metal card #59 (1995)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Picts is enlarged last frame from the story "Den [I]" (before "Den's Farewell") from the page before last. Background and saying, "We are alive and well. That's all I care about for now." is erased and replaced with sliding color. And during "recoloring" frame with computer Den's huge, visible dick is replaced with saddle.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 9, #1:
Overdrive

June 1995. $4.50. 116[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color on white matt on all pages, except on page 20 B&W. [id]

"The Cave of Ancient Fear"
4 pgs: pgs 97-100. s/a/r[B&W Rip in Time #4 (1987)]-Richard Corben. Color.
This version in full color. Man's last quote, "A new species-ACK! HYPNOTIC-!!" turned to "A new species- Ack! With HYPNOTIC powers- !!". Ad of Corben Studios in the end.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 9, #2:
Havoc

Dec. 1995. $4.95. 128[+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white matt. [id]

"Cyclops "
Cover Art [FiF, pg 11, art2, pg 13, CI-card #87]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Dome Battle"
2 pgs: pgs 77-78. s/a/r[Den [III] #5 (1989)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Uncensored version.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 10, #1:
One Step Beyond

Spring/Summer 1996. $4.95. [128+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white matt. [id]
The magazine has got an additional title: Original stories from the hit film! Mr. Corben's "Den [I]" is the short story length, fist 16 pages. Acutally Den sequence in the Movie was way more longer.

Gallery, Movie Flashback: Before Den...
4 pgs: pgs 12-15. Richard Corben
In the beginning of Heavy Metal the Movie, was fight between Den and Sinbad of which would be the one in the final movie. Gallery pictuary says, "In the early stages of pre-production -- in the HEAVY METAL movie. Before Den was in - the team tested - New Tales of the Arabian Nights. -- When the time to make the final decision arrived, a key love scene with Sinbad and an oriental beauty had already been penciled -- Even though Den was the final choice, the scene was incorporated into the final film. Sinbad was brilliant, but Den was better for a step beyond..."

"New Tales of the Arabian Nights"
1 pict: pg 12. a/r[FiF, pg 159, CI-card #34, New Tales of the Arabian Nights (1979)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Den [I]"
16 pgs: pgs 29-44. s/a/c/r[Grim Wit #2 (1973)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.
Original [Heavy Metal vers.] beginning of "Den [I]"; fighting scene (pgs 11-12) was originally only one page. Last frame (on pg 11) not in original version (Grim Wit). Colors slightly different.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 11, #2:
20 Year Special

Dec. 1997. $5.95. [176+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white matt. [id]
Pgs 4-32: 20th Anniversary Gallery.

"The Dark Planet"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben. 7-1/2"x6-7/8". Color.
"Dimentia and Ollie"
1 pict: pg 20. a-Richard Corben. 7-1/2"x7-3/4". Color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2:
Richard Corben Special [TB]

Fall 1998. $4.95. [136+4] pages. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white matt. [id]
Quality of comics (on pgs 9-120) are moderately poor, because they are scaned straightly from pages of magazine (not taken from originals!). They did like this probably, because originals were made by Richard Corben's unique overlay technique.

"Vampire Girl " [less showing bra version]
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

On Contents Page: Pg 2, there is COVER (thumbnail from Front Cover Art, the more provocative vers.), 4. GALLERY ("Self-Portrait"), 28. BLESS US FATHER (upper right frame from pg 28), 43. WIZARD OF WAGSTAFF (slightly truncated second upper frame from pg 47), 89. CHILD (excerpt from lower left frame from pg 92); but on another Contents Page (Pg 3), there is only 105. CHILDHOOD'S END (excerpt from lower middle frame from pg 107) and that's it (cf. Hard Bound).

Gallery: Richard Corben's Fantastic Art
5 pgs: pgs 4-8. Richard Corben
"Another Airborne"
3 pict: pgs 4, 6, 8. a-Richard Corben. 2-1/2"x2-7/8" (pg 4), 2-3/4"x3-3/20" (pgs 6, 8). Color.
"Lusty Granny"
1 pict: pg 4. a-Richard Corben. 8-3/8"x7-3/4". Color.
"Planet Busters" (here as "Space Busters")
1 pict: pg 4. a-Richard Corben. 3-7/10"x4-2/5". Color.
"Self-Portrait Caricature [Scowling]"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 1-3/8"x2-1/10". B&W.
"Dweller in the Dark"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 3-1/2"x5-1/10". Color.
"Butterfly"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-9/10"x4-7/8". Color.
"Wizard's Dreams"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 2-9/10"x4-11/20". Color.
"Going Native"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-1/4"x3-7/10". Color.
"Monster Battle"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1984). 3-4/5"x5-1/4". Color.
"The Three Graces"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1981). 3-3/10"x4-11/12". Color.
"Nasty Boogy"
1 pict: pg 7. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 7-1/5"x10-7/10". Color.
"Cyclops "
1 pict: pg 8. a-Richard Corben (© 1993). 3-7/8"x5-1/4". Color.
"The Window"
1 pict: pg 8. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-9/10"x5-2/3". Color.

"In Deep"
9 pgs: pgs 9-17. s-Bruce Jones, a/c/r[Creepy #83 (1976)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Probably scanned from Comics International #5 (1975) version, because last pg is red-and-white instead of full color.

"You're a Big Girl Now"
10 pgs: pgs 18-27. s/a/r[Eerie #81 (1977)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Bless Us Father..."
7 pgs: pgs 28-34. s-William DuBay, a/c/r[Creepy #59 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

HardJohn: "An Angel Shy of Hell!"
8 pgs: pgs 35-42. s-Jim Stenstrum, a/c/r[Creepy #64 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Wizard of Wagstaff"
8 pgs: pgs 43-50. s-Jack Butterworth, a/c/r[Eerie #56 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Anti-Christmas"
8 pgs: pgs 51-58. s-Gerry Boudreau, a/c/r[Creepy #68 (1975)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Within You... Without You"
10 pgs: pgs 59-68. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #77 (1976)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Here Eerie #97 (1978) version: all nudity dimmed.
"Time and Time Again"
10 pgs: pgs 69-78. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #79 (1976)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Safe nudity (i.e. no need for censorship).
"Years & Mind Forever"
10 pgs: pgs 79-88. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #87 (1977)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Here Eerie #97 (1978) version: negligee over nudity.

Child, Part 1(3): "Child"
8 pgs: pgs 89-96. s-Greg Potter, a/c/r[Eerie #57 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Child, Part 2(3): "Mind of the Mass!"
8 pgs: pgs 97-104. s-Greg Potter, a/c/r[Eerie #58 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Child, Part 3(3): "Childhood's End"
8 pgs: pgs 105-112. s-Budd Lewis, a/c/r[Eerie #60 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Top to Bottom"
8 pgs: pgs 113-120. s-Jack Butterworth, a/c/r[Vampirella #33 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2:
The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie aka Richard Corben Special [Hard Bound]

Fall 1998. 11"x8-1/4"x1/2". $28.95. Limited to 5,000 copies. [200+10] pages. Cover: hard bound. Guts: glossy color and B&W on white, except additional page (berofe "normal" first page), which is hard stock. [id]
Equals with first 120 pgs with Soft Cover version, but Contents on pg 3. Stories after pg 120 appear only in this Hard Bound version.

"Vampire Girl " [more provocative bra version!]
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.
"Den and Kath Fly"
Back Cover Art -Richard Corben (© 1994). Color.
This Back Cover Art do not appear in Softcover vers.

"Mercenary and Cyclop" 
1 pict: a-Richard Corben (© 1998). B&W.
This pict is on additional, 1/8" smaller[!] from bottom than others, page before first "counted" page. Paper is hard stock.

On Contents Page: Pg 2, there is COVER (thumbnail from Front Cover Art, the more provocative vers.), 4. GALLERY ("Self-Portrait"), 28. BLESS US FATHER (upper right frame from pg 28), 43. WIZARD OF WAGSTAFF (slightly truncated second upper frame from pg 47), 89. CHILD (excerpt from lower left frame from pg 92); Contents Page: Pg 3, there is 121. TERROR TOMB (middle left frame from pg 183, i.e. from story "The Hero Within"...), 105. CHILDHOOD'S END (excerpt from lower middle frame from pg 107), 177. THE HERO WITHIN (lowest frame from pg 181).

Gallery: Richard Corben's Fantastic Art
5 pgs: pgs 4-8. Richard Corben
"Another Airborne"
3 pict: pgs 4, 6, 8. a-Richard Corben. 2-1/2"x2-7/8" (pg 4), 2-3/4"x3-3/20" (pgs 6, 8). Color.
"Lusty Granny"
1 pict: pg 4. a-Richard Corben. 8-3/8"x7-3/4". Color.
"Planet Busters" (here as "Space Busters")
1 pict: pg 4. a-Richard Corben. 3-7/10"x4-2/5". Color.
"Self-Portrait Caricature [Scowling]"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 1-3/8"x2-1/10". B&W.
"Dweller in the Dark"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 3-1/2"x5-1/10". Color.
"Butterfly"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-9/10"x4-7/8". Color.
"Wizard's Dreams"
1 pict: pg 5. a-Richard Corben. 2-9/10"x4-11/20". Color.
"Going Native"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-1/4"x3-7/10". Color.
"Monster Battle"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1984). 3-4/5"x5-1/4". Color.
"The Three Graces"
1 pict: pg 6. a-Richard Corben (© 1981). 3-3/10"x4-11/12". Color.
"Nasty Boogy"
1 pict: pg 7. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 7-1/5"x10-7/10". Color.
"Cyclops "
1 pict: pg 8. a-Richard Corben (© 1993). 3-7/8"x5-1/4". Color.
"The Window"
1 pict: pg 8. a-Richard Corben (© 1986). 3-9/10"x5-2/3". Color.

"In Deep"
9 pgs: pgs 9-17. s-Bruce Jones, a/c/r[Creepy #83 (1976)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Probably scanned from Comics International #5 (1975) version, because last pg is red-and-white instead of full color.

"You're a Big Girl Now"
10 pgs: pgs 18-27. s/a/r[Eerie #81 (1977)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Bless Us Father..."
7 pgs: pgs 28-34. s-William DuBay, a/c/r[Creepy #59 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

HardJohn: "An Angel Shy of Hell!"
8 pgs: pgs 35-42. s-Jim Stenstrum, a/c/r[Creepy #64 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Wizard of Wagstaff"
8 pgs: pgs 43-50. s-Jack Butterworth, a/c/r[Eerie #56 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Anti-Christmas"
8 pgs: pgs 51-58. s-Gerry Boudreau, a/c/r[Creepy #68 (1975)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Within You... Without You"
10 pgs: pgs 59-68. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #77 (1976)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Here Eerie #97 (1978) version: all nudity dimmed.
"Time and Time Again"
10 pgs: pgs 69-78. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #79 (1976)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Safe nudity (i.e. no need for censorship).
"Years & Mind Forever"
10 pgs: pgs 79-88. s-Bruce Jones, a/r[Eerie #87 (1977)]-Richard Corben. B&W.
Here Eerie #97 (1978) version: negligee over nudity.

Child, Part 1(3): "Child"
8 pgs: pgs 89-96. s-Greg Potter, a/c/r[Eerie #57 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Child, Part 2(3): "Mind of the Mass!"
8 pgs: pgs 97-104. s-Greg Potter, a/c/r[Eerie #58 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.
Child, Part 3(3): "Childhood's End"
8 pgs: pgs 105-112. s-Budd Lewis, a/c/r[Eerie #60 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Top to Bottom"
8 pgs: pgs 113-120. s-Jack Butterworth, a/c/r[Vampirella #33 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Terror Tomb"
8 pgs: pgs 121-128. s/a/c/r[Creepy #61 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Lycanklutz"
8 pgs: pgs 129-136. s/a/c/r[Creepy #56 (1973)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"The Raven"
8 pgs: pgs 137-144. s-Edgar Allan Poe, adap-Richard Margopoulos, a/c/r[Creepy #67 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"As Though They Were Living!"
8 pgs: pgs 145-152. s-Gerry Boudreau, a/c/r[Vampirella #30 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Demon in the Cockpit"
8 pgs: pgs 153-160. s-Rich Margopoulos, a/c/r[Creepy #63 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"The Low Spark of High Heeled Noise!"
8 pgs: pgs 161-168. s-Doug Moench, a/c/r[Creepy #57 (1973)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"The Believer"
8 pgs: pgs 169-176. s-Budd Lewis, a/c/r[Creepy #77 (1976)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"The Hero Within"
8 pgs: pgs 177-184. s-Steve Skeates, a/c/r[Creepy #60 (1974)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Bowser"
8 pgs: pgs 185-192. s-Jan Strnad, a/c/r[Vampirella #54 (1976)]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Judas"
8 pgs: pgs 193-200. s-Richard Margopoulos, a/c/r[Creepy #62 (1975)]-Richard Corben. Color.

Heavy Metal Special:
25 Years of Heavy Metal Covers

2002. 9"x12". 112 pages. Hard Bound. Color. [id]
Every single cover (1977-2001), over 280 full-color images from over 100 different artists. Each cover lists title and artist, and there is selected commentary on individual covers and the development of the magazine's artwork over time.

Richard Corben included.
Thus, Heavy Metal #28 (1979), Heavy Metal #33 (1979), Heavy Metal #93 (1984), 15 Years of Heavy Metal (1992), Havoc (1995), Heavy Metal #159 (1996), The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie aka Richard Corben Special (1998).

Heavy Metal Special:
Reload - A Collection of Heavy Metal Galleries

Reload - A Collection of Heavy Metal Galleries (2005)

Copyright © 2000 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: August 21, 2000. Modified: February 3, 2017.