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HEAVY METAL: 'Chasing The Dragon' #1 is Available Now

 In Chasing the Dragon , New York Times Bestselling writer Denton J. Tipton and acclaimed painter menton3 explore a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons. When two young slaves discover a terrible secret that could change the course of the world, will a meek alchemist’s apprentice and a drug-addled concubine survive long outside their cages? For fans of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad . CHASING THE DRAGON Writer: Denton J. Tiption  Artist: menton3 Publisher: Heavy Metal Release: Feb. 26, 2021  Order Here

PREVIEW: 'LOUD' Hardcover Edition by Maria Llovet

Black Mask Studios proudly presents LOUD, the breathtaking original graphic novel by Maria Llovet (artist of FAITHLESS w/ Brian Azzarello, HEARTBEAT, and THERE'S NOTHING THERE w/ Patrick Kindlon).


written and illustrated by
Maria Llovet

$16.99 | full color
Hardcover | 96 pages

On Sale 2.12.20

Synopsis: The LOUD nightclub. A latecomer stripper, a pissed waitress, a hitmen couple, a suspension bondage performer, a pregnant teenager, a clan of vampires, a pedophile, a lesbian junkie, a divorcing middle-aged woman, a sadistic dominatrix, and many other souls in search of love, drugs, and blood converge at the hottest club in town on a night that none will ever forget. If they survive.

LOUD is like THE HUNGER if directed by Tarantino -- a stylish, tripped-out bloodbath of beautiful and vicious decadence. You’ll feel the beat throbbing in your skull, smell the sweat, taste the blood, and lose yourself in the wicked underworld masterfully wrought by MARIA LLOVET (Faithless, There's Nothing There).

Lovingly designed for release as a hardbound edition, LOUD is the kind of book that will get into your spine and give you flashbacks twenty years later, you’ll turn to your friend and say “remember when comics had guts and creators made books like LOUD?”

From Maria's interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

“I’m very excited about the release of Loud because making this comic was a bit of a challenge for me; I’m usually very moody in my writing and here wanted to go the other way around. It’s a very sordid story at its core, but presented in a very festive way. The contrast may shock some, but I think the result is interesting.

"It was also a bit of an experiment because most of the story is silent, as the music in the club is so loud that the characters can't hear each other, and relays deeply in its visual cinematographic narrative. That’s always one of my favorite parts.”

"Emotional, chaotic, propulsive, LOUD is a beauty; a book not to be read,
but to be felt."

"Maria Llovet is one of my favorite emerging cartoonists, and her new book LOUD is exactly as it sounds--brash, colorful, sexy, and just a little sleazy--highly recommended!"