Heavy Metal Magazine #297

Heavy Metal Magazine #297, the Winter Special, is available now at the Heavy Metal store, in comic shops, book stores, and digital outlets! Below is a preview of a page from a story written by me, introducing Jason Goungor’s and my creator-owned character, “Chris Never.” Our story features colors by Omar Estevez and lettering by Micah Myers. Edited by Hannah Means-Shannon. [Note: this story spins out of a prose story I wrote years ago here.]

[Written by Jeffrey Burandt. Illustrated by Jason Goungor.]

MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN

Artist Jason Gongour and I have an 8-page story in MEGADETH: DEATH BY DESIGN, available now!

Our story is based on the song, “Reckoning Day,” from the album Youthanasia. Below is a page from our story, featuring colors by Raul Manriquez and lettering by Jaime Martinez.

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And here is the publisher’s description:

This year marks the 35thanniversary of the release of MEGADETH, to which the band is set to release their ultimate greatest hits compilation, WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS, on March 22.  To further celebrate this, MEGADETH has partnered with premiere comics publisher, HEAVY METAL, to create the ultimate fan experience with a 350-page anthology of comic stories inspired by all the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled

DEATH BY DESIGN, features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world, all inspired by the songs from the album.

The project, carefully curated by DAVE MUSTAINE and HEAVY METAL, is a powerful book that gives both insight and understanding into the universe of MEGADETH and its harrowed mascot, VIC RATTLEHEAD.