Embrace the Heavy with more “Murder Falcon” Heavy Metal variant covers

Embrace the Heavy with more “Murder Falcon” Heavy Metal variant covers

It should be pretty clear by now how much we love Murder Falcon.  It’s wonderfully illustrated, action-packed, and full of more heart and humanity than you’re likely to find anywhere else.

It’s also supremely, righteously Metal, what with the core conceit being “dude shreds on a guitar that gives strength to a giant falcon and also the falcon has a bionic arm.”  It rules, is what I’m getting at.

To highlight its roots in metal, Murder Falcon will have some “Heavy Metal variant” covers that pay tribute to some classic metal albums.  Vanesa Del Rey channels Megadeth and Erica Henderson rocks some Dio, so check them out below.

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VANESA DEL REY, ERICA HENDERSON LEND THEIR TALENTS TO MURDER FALCON “HEAVY METAL” VARIANTS THIS SPRING

PORTLAND, OR, 02/01/2019 — Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment are pleased to reveal two more “Heavy Metal” variant covers for Daniel Warren Johnson’s Murder Falcon.

Each issue of the head-banging action series features a variant cover that pays tribute to a different classic heavy metal album cover. Murder Falcon #6’s “Heavy Metal” variant cover, with art provided by acclaimed Redlands artist Vanesa Del Rey, homages Megadeth’s Rust in Peace. Eisner Award-winning artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) provides the art for Murder Falcon #7’s “Heavy Metal” variant cover, which salutes Dio’s iconic debut album Holy Diver.

Murder Falcon #6 will hit stores on Wednesday, March 13th, and the final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 18th.

Murder Falcon #7 will be available on Wednesday, April 10th, and the final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 18th.

  • Murder Falcon #6 Cover A by Johnson (Diamond code: JAN190339)
  • Murder Falcon #6 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Del Rey (Diamond code: JAN190340)
  • Murder Falcon #7 Cover A by Johnson (Diamond code: FEB190168)
  • Murder Falcon #7 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Henderson (Diamond code: FEB190169)

Murder Falcon  #6 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on March 13, followed by issue 7 on April 10.

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