[Comic Book News] Image Comics/Skybound Reveal MURDER FALCON “Heavy Metal” Variants by Vanesa Del Rey & Erica Henderson


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Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have just revealed 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 R. 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 Cover A by Johnson
(Diamond code: JAN190339)

Murder Falcon #6 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Del Rey
(Diamond code: JAN190340)


Select praise for Murder Falcon:

Everything in this book is cranked to 11
and that’s what makes it so damn good.”

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

Murder Falcon #7 Cover A by Johnson
(Diamond code: FEB190168)

Murder Falcon #7 Cover B “Heavy Metal” variant by Henderson
(Diamond code: FEB190169)

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.






Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

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