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Year of the Artist, Day 72: Gray Morrow, Part 3 – Heavy Metal volume 2, #5

02-15-2014 11;33;53AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Gray Morrow, and the story is “Orion, Chapter 6″ from Heavy Metal vol. 2, #5 (or #18, if you prefer), which was published by Leonard Mogel and is cover dated September 1978. This scan is from the trade paperback Orion and Edge of Chaos, which was published by Hermes Press and which came out in 2012. There’s a fair amount of nudity below, so beware! Be aware! Enjoy!
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What I bought – 17 October 2012

Aliye’s death, and its echoes, had been stilled by the greater horror of this mother’s death, which burned inside him like a smothered coal in the silence there. But Aliye had started dying from the moment his mother told him that they were not to marry, in spite of the bey’s gracious visit, in spite of the fine carpet, in spite of the words he has whispered to Aliye and which he had thought were true words. He knew then how it must end for her, though his mother said it would be otherwise. He wished that there were one fixed thing in the world that would never change, or disappoint him, or leave him, but he did not know what that might be, unless it was the idea of God, which was a certitude without delight or consolation. (Starling Lawrence, from Montenegro)

Insects are icky! I've always suspected! More bad-ass than Glory herself? Even more joy! Kate Bishop FTW! John ain't care! It's back! He doesn't look happy! What the heck is Hyde doing? Kill the alien!!!! Nobody likes Jamie's stand-up comedy! It's even crazier inside! Stephanie Hans is pretty darned good Don't look at me! It's too big, captain! One more time!
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Here are links to all the Comics You Should Own essays I have written so far. Plus, I’ve added some explanation.  Enjoy!
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