It’s crazy to think that MURDER FALCON has been rocking our faces off for 4 months already! Today, we’re here to announce the next two Heavy Metal variant covers for issue #6 and #7 of the series. We’ve got the wildly talented Vanesa Del Rey (REDLANDS) and Erica Henderson (ASSASSIN NATION) on art duty this time around, paying tribute to metal icons, Megadeth and Dio. Check out the art and the covers that inspired them below. You can read the whole Image press release here. Make sure to get those orders in to your local comic shop today!!
Heavy Metal Variants:
VANESA DEL REY, ERICA HENDERSON LEND THEIR TALENTS TO MURDER FALCON “HEAVY METAL” VARIANTS THIS SPRING
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)
Select praise for MURDER FALCON:
“Everything in this book is cranked to 11 and that’s what makes it so damn good.” —Nerdist
“Guaranteed to make your ears bleed with the awesome notes of its heavy metal roots.” —Syfy Wire
“Murder Falcon could easily have been nonstop action and it would rock, but Johnson puts in the work to create rich, multidimensional character dynamics that give the book extra weight.” —The Onion’s AV Club
“A wildly entertaining, action-packed jam with unexpected emotional depth.” —Multiversity Comics