“Heavy Metal Magazine” #262 includes a full issue of the new science/fantasy/mythology series, “DRAVN”. The series is written by Jesse Negron and Dave Elliott and features artwork from a batch of various creators. From the press release, it sounds like a more fantasy focused version of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” mixed in with some bizarre world building.
Official Press Release:
The World’s Greatest Illustrated Magazine Unveils The Debut Of DRAVN
In Heavy Metal Magazine #262, hitting stores now, fans will be astounded by the full-issue saga introducing DRAVN, a world very much like our own, but with a scandalous science-fantasy twist to history and mythology. What if super-powered heroes and villains have always existed, buried somewhere under our myth and folklore? And what greater design do they ultimately serve?
Created by filmmaker Jesse Negron (AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT, POP & ME) and written by Negron with Dave Elliott (ATOMEKA, MONSTER MASSACRE), DRAVN features characters designed exclusively by Hollywood concept artist Keith Thompson (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, PACIFIC RIM), and brought to life by artists from around the globe, including Camilla de’Errico, Sami Basri, and Stanley Lau, to name a few.
In this visionary story aimed for the discerning reader, once familiar names and faces will be violently turned inside out and outside in, as a looming threat to all of creation is unraveling throughout time, with the fate of existence in the hands of…a young teenage girl in a non-descript trailer park?
Said lead writer Jesse Negron, “I’ve been obsessed with myth since I started reading Joseph Campbell at UCLA and now I teach it at the university level. Myth is humanity’s subconscious and within it lies our darkest secrets. This was the fuel for the DRAVN myth, which begins in prehistory with something unknown coming down to influence man. This interaction creates a “race” of people that are more than just human. They are the shapers of man. They are the authors of the turning points of history. They are essentially god-man. Even though they live in different times, they are all connected as one.”
Featuring an iconic choice of covers by Kow Yokoyama, Kendrick Lim, Rob Prior, and Stanley Lau, the $7.95, monster-sized issue is on sale now at finer books and comics shops everywhere, as well as directly from Heavy Metal. Get in on the ground floor before this property explodes across multiple mediums, multiple platforms, and multiple universes!