Heavy Metal Entertainment is thrilled to announce Entropy, the publisher’s event series of 2022. Written by comics legend Christopher Priest (Deathstroke, Black Panther) and illustrated by on-the-verge artist Montos (also featured in the 45th anniversary edition of Heavy Metal Magazine on stands now), the new sci-fi series is the genesis story of Henry Hanks, the new herald of Kako, the living embodiment of chaos and misery. Breaking Bad meets Green Lantern in the origin story of Heavy Metal’s ultimate supervillain…
Starting with issue #1, which hits shelves on July 6, there will be a special Breaking Bad homage retailer incentive cover for each issue. These covers, created by artist Antonio Fuso and designer Voodoo Bownz, highlight how this is Heavy Metal’s birth of a villain story along the lines of Walter White’s journey in the iconic television series. The main covers are created by superstar artist Björn Barends (King Spawn).
Henry Hanks had a good life, until he betrayed Kako. With his whole world destroyed, Henry is killed and reborn as the newest herald of Kako, with the power to destroy entire worlds in his master’s name.
“Entropy explores issues of existence and meaning through a darkly Socratic method of trial and catastrophic error,” said writer Christopher Priest. “Heavy Metal is the perfect platform to test the classic story of the Everyman given ultimate power and drill down through layers of his humanity. This has been an exhilarating experience to engage familiar themes with no speed limit or seatbelts. It’s been a real blast to work on this part of Heavy Metal’s new shared universe.”
Continued Priest: “My comics writing is always interpreted through the vision of the artist. For Entropy, I have been so blessed to have this amazing new talent Montos bring concepts that Executive Editor Joseph Illidge and I created to vivid life. Montos raised the bar and pushed the limits of my imagination, delivering jaw-dropping art that is sure to make him a top name in this business.”
Executive Editor Joseph Illidge added: “There’s a saying that the villain has to be more interesting than the hero, and Christopher and Montos rose to the challenge by creating Heavy Metal’s cosmic nemesis to our flagship heroine, Taarna! Two stellar creators at the top of their game have crafted the ultimate villain origin for Heavy Metal’s tentpole blockbuster event. The undisputed leader of science fiction, fantasy, and horror is about to unleash a horrific story of cosmic science and dark fantasy into the world with Entropy!”
Kris Longo, Associate Publisher & Chief Sales Officer, said: “Entropy is a thrilling, masterful scifi story elevated by drop-dead gorgeous illustration. Everyone on the creative team is simply knocking it out of the park. We hope that this series not only rewards longtime fans of Heavy Metal but also entices new readers who may not be as familiar with our legacy. We are going to be working overtime to make sure everyone who wants a copy can get one at their local comic book stores. Trust me when I say this book is going to blow you away.”
Entropy #1 hits shelves on 6 July 2022. For every 5 copies ordered and received, retailers may order one Breaking Bad homage variant by Antonio Fuso and designer Voodoo Bownz.
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