Media Release — Heavy Metal Magazine’s 35th Anniversary year-long celebration hits the ground running with the epic graphic novel series, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Book One: HELLDIVER (ISBN: 978-1935351498) hits shelves on Amazon, comic book shops and retailers on April 13, 2012. Kevin Eastman, owner and publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine, states “This incredible three-book series featuring the stories of Michael Mendheim and art of Simon Bisley have sparked special fan incentives promotions and contests like the “What’s Your Vision of Pestilence? Art Contest that aim to thrill our die-hard Heavy Metal followers.”
What is your vision of Pestilence? Heavy Metal Magazine and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse invite artists to submit their original artwork or photography interpretations to the Pestilence Art Contest through April 28, 2012. Top 10 Finalists will have the honor of their artwork celebrated in Heavy Metal Magazine’s September 2012 issue and receive a subscription to Heavy Metal Magazine, Top 5 Finalists will also receive signed copies of “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Book One: Helldiver” and Dystopia Rising: Table Top RPG from Eschaton Media with the Grand Prize Winner also taking home an original, signed Simon Bisley painting of Pestilence!
The contest is simple. Submit your vision of Pestilence through original artwork or photography through April 28th 2012 at http://www.facebook.com/thefourhorsemenoftheapocalypse. The Top 10 Finalists will be chosen by Simon Bisley, Kevin Eastman, Dave Elliot and Michael Mendheim. Fans will choose the Grand Prize Winner from the Top 10 Finalists by Votes at the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/thefourhorsemenoftheapocalypse.
“I feel we have created a top-notch horror story that combines the feel of the Matrix with Hellraiser.” said Michael Mendheim, creator and writer. “We’ve already received a lot of great reviews and response from fans who’ve got an early peek at the story. We’re running the Pestilence Art Contest as a way of saying thank you to Simon’s fans as well as the life-long fans of Heavy Metal.”
Comics legend Simon Bisley adds “This book demanded a lot from the team and I think we all have something to be proud of. I’m thrilled to be a part of the story and to give Kevin Eastman and Heavy Metal Magazine a great way to celebrate 35 years of publishing incredible stories. I can’t wait to share one of my paintings with the winner of the Pestilence Art Contest.
“35 years is a long time for many people in this industry and we have a lot to celebrate at Heavy Metal”, says Kevin Eastman. “We’re coming out guns blazin’ with special retail promotions for our retailers and appearances at many of the upcoming Comicon’s.”
We have stuff for retailers! Retailers will soon be receiving news about a special incentive program and exclusive promotions.
Comic Con Tours for The Four Horsemen: Michael Mendheim will be at Wildcat Comic Con in Williamsport PA April 13 and at C2E2 in Chicago on Saturday April 14. Simon Bisley will make his return to the U.S. when he hits the Boston Comic Con on April 21st -22nd. Keep checking the Four Horsemen website for updates.
For more information about the books, contests, events and promotions, be sure to check out our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/Thefourhorsemenoftheapocalypse and our homepage: http://fourhorsemen.heavymetal.com/.
The End is Here- Welcome to the Apocalypse! Adam Cahill is a warrior bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. But sinister forces strike against him and send him into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the Four Horsemen to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of Humanity. In addition to the works of Simon Bisley, the series will feature additional art by the late Stan Winston, Tim Bradstreet, Chad Fidler, and Dave DeVries, and script written by co-writers Mike Kennedy and Sean Jaffe. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Book One: Helldiver is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935351494/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk
About The Writer: Michael Mendheim
Michael Mendheim has worked as an Executive Producer and Creative Director in the videogame industry for over twenty years. Some of his projects include the #1 hit, Mutant League Football, the hugely successful, Army Men series and the critically acclaimed Robocalypse. Michael is currently producing the Free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft.
About the Artist: Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley, world-famous fantasy painter/illustrator, started his career when he signed up with 2000 AD, a British comic book company, where he was assigned “ABC Warriors,” “Sláine” and “Judge Dredd.” Following his massive success in the U.K., Mr. Bisley American invasion started with DC Comics, where he produced award-winning work on “Doom Patrol,” “Lobo,” and fan favorite “Batman vs. Judge Dredd.”
About Heavy Metal Magazine:
Founded in 1977, Heavy Metal has become an iconic American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine known world-wide for its incredible blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, purchased the world re-known “Heavy Metal Magazine” in 1990 and serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.