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VERNA BLOOM THOMAS HULCE and DONALD SUTHERLAND as JENNINGS

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Men who can handle
Debradee Balondine an
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Zanhoza. Kalavornia

Dear Dee 'n'Jav:


Bud ihudud tqyg aluli fun owduv
id!-Edz.

Dear MM,
"Urm" was incredible! Druillet
is.in my opinion, the most talented
artwise.even though his colors could
take a longer time. All of your strips
are terrificand imaginative, espe-
"1996." which takes me about
cially
an hour lo read each time!
Sam Powell
Brooklyn. N.Y.

Dear Sam,

Dear Editors.
Super cover on the June issue it's
nice to see a woman who isn't lying

on her back with a) fear, b) anticipa-


tion,ore) both in her eyes. However.
I'm not writing to argue with you
about sexist content. I'm more inter-
ested in the artwork, anyway. (But
here's a cheer for Bob Aull's rape
scene-a Bronx one.)
Please give us mo Moebius.
!

more Barbarella. and nnore Kofoed.


Finally, your June i> ;uewa.sma(/c
when saw page 24. "Technician
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Visions" and have something in


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common-although it isn't our


measurements.
If you could get HM
past the cen-
sors, you could clean up here in
Japan. Some of my Japanese co-
workers go crazy when I leave the
latest issue in the break-room.
Misty I. Bastian
Kadena AI'B. Okinawa
Vol. II, No. 6 mt October 1978

CONTENTS Chain Mail,


...Perhaps...,
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The New Tales of the Arabian Nights, Sindbad in the Land of Jinn, by Corben and Strnad, 5

Exterminator 17, by Bilal, 9

Orion, by Morrow, 24
Off-Season, by Zha and Claveloux, 32
Gail, by Druillet, 40
Blob, by Druillet, 45
Dawn of the Dead, by George Romero and Susanna Sparrow, 48
Rochberny, by Rochbemy, 53
One Foot in Eden, by Wheatley, 54
The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, by Moebius, 63
Shattered Like a Glass Goblin, by Ellison and Stout, 66
Heilman, by Voss, 77
So Beautiful and So Dangerous, by McKie, 85
Curious Thing, by Bissette, 93
Front cover by Ron Walotsky
Back cover by Doug Beekman
"Shattered Like a Glass Goblin." the graphic story version, copyright 1978, by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. Original story copyright*
1968, by Harlan Ellison.
"Sindbad in the Land of Jinn," trom The New Tales of the Arabian Nights, copyright 1978. by Richard Corben and Jan Strnad.
"Orion," copyright 1 978, by Gray Morrow.
"Rochberny," copyright* 1978, by Jacques Rochberny.
"One Foot in Eden," copyrights 1978. by Mark Wheatley.
"Curious Thing," copyright 1978, by Stephen Bissette.
"So Beautiful and So Dangerous," copyright @ 1 978, by Angus McKie. Represented by Young Artists, London, England.
"Exterminator 17." by Bilal, "Oft-Season," by Zha and Claveloux, "Gail," by Druillet, "The Garage," by Moebius, and "Heilman," by Voss are all
from Metal Hurlant, copyright 1976, 1977, 1978. Metal Hurlant is published by L.F. Editions. Les Humanoides Associes. Paris. Reprinted by
permission.
Front cover, copyright 1978, by Ron Walotsky.
Back cover, copyright 1978, by Douglas Beekman.

Editors: Sean Kdly, Valerie Merchant Design Director: Peter Kit in man An Director: John Workman
Copy Editor: Susan Devins Managing Editor: Julie Simmons Circulation Director: George S. Agoglia, Sr.
Production Manager: George Agoglia. Jr. Publishi ng Directors: Matty Simmons and Leonard Mogel
An Assistant: Bill Workman Publisher: Richard B. Barthelmes Advertising Manager: Colin Wight

Art Assistant: Joey Green

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...PERHAPS...

In this month when the dead arise &


walk around in their bones, & reli-

gious services are conducted back-


ward with black turnips for munchies.
& toads see eye to eye with punkins.
we being you a suitably macabre edi-
tion of Heavy Metal.

Azombiejamboreefrom Dawn of the


Dead, the flick that should do for
shopping malls what Great White
Bruce did for beach parties; illumi-
nated fiction bv Mark Wheatley (new
to our pages) that tells you perhaps
more than you wished to know about
dragons' libidos; and an illustrated
version of Harlan Ellison's classic
nail-biter. Shattered Like a Glass
Goblin. (Advice to those of you who
subscribe to the Braille version of
HM do not read this issue in the
dark.)

We are pleased to introduce the


amazing Angus McKie. whose story.
"So Beautiful and So Dangerous,"
begins within. A. McK. lives, it seems,
in England, and no one there has told
him that comics don't have to be writ-
ten and drawn as well as this. So we
can count on seven more stunning
chapters, if he doesn't find out.

We also bring you


sodes of "Exterminator 17," a collab-
oration between Metal Hurlant editor
the first of 8 epi- 111;
a deckof Tarot cards with which to Seems someone saw
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MS
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fit to run the


play and always, always lose. last page first, white type in black,
J. P. Dionnet & artist Enki Bilal. It
black type in white, and so forth. For
concerns, among other things, un-
Heavy apology to Harlan Ellison, the correct pagination, plus a host of
dead androids, & stands out as Real- other illustrated Ellison stories by
Byron Preiss Visual Publications, and
Thing Science Fiction among these Steranko. Reese, and Shattered'?, own
Baronet Publishing for the indignities
pages full of off-the-wall variations. coupon ad The
heaped upon their version of Ellison's Bill Stout, there's a for
Next month, we will present you with classic Croatoan in our last issue. Illustrated Harlan Ellison in this issue.

Chairman Matty Simmons President Leonard Mogel


Sr Vice-President. Circulation George S. Agog lis
Vice President, Finance Chariot Schneider
Vice-President. Creative Protects Sean Kelly
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Controller Esther Barret) ADVERTISING OFFICES: New York. Colin Wight. Advertising Manager. Heavy
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lion corridor and moved quickly down the hall toward the mainte-
nance office.
As they left the balcony, a Zombie siaggercd oul of one of the
open stores several yards away from where they had heen Standing.
It was followed by a second creature, a female without an arm.

Steadily, menacingly, they moved along the balcony toward the


open corridor.
In the maintenance office, the troopers compared the keys
against the coded map on the wall,
""Seventy-two.. U and D." Roger called out as he pored over the
.

map. "Here it is...."


He and Peter checked the keys and Peter found the correspond-
ing numbers.
"Here," he said, holding it out toward Roger,
"Let's hope it's right."
"Look here." Peter said, pointing to the map. "These nun, hers
must all be locks. Front, side, back outside, must be like loading
docks. But what are these?"
He pointed to several numbered spots.which seemed to be within
the big Porter's department store that they were studying.
"Washroom?" Roger guessed. "Equipment...) dunno..."
While Peter still stared at the map. Roger moved off toward the
electrical control panel.
"I guess these gotta he the gates." Peter surmised.
Roger wandered around the room cheerfully. He noted some-
thing on the control panel with a smile and turned toward Peter.
"How about a little music?"
"What?" Peter asked, totally taken back by the frivolity of the
statement.
The big trooper moved up behind his blond partner. One of the
controls on the panel was marked MUSIC TAPE. The master
switch was in the oil' position. Another switch was marked E-'LOOR
EXHIBITS and of others were marked ESCALATORS.
a series
There were dozens of master switches. which were all in the off
mode.
"Power switches." Peter said to himself.
"The r nake lid
practically.
'"Hit 'em all." Peter said magnanimously. "M ight as well have
power in everything. We might need it."
With a gleam in his eve. Roger hit all the switches one at a lime.
Throughout the mall' the dull, droning sound of Muzak poured
oul through the loudspeakers.
Upstairs, the curious sound reached a startled Fran. She snapped
lire, but she couldn't stop her hands
the rifle into her hands, ready to
from shaking. She had been standing, one ear cocked 10 the strange
music below, just inside the storage area. Now she stepped into the
firestair and tried to see through the darkness. The sounds of the
insipid music drifted up toward her.
"Stephen." she cried, leanins; into the storage area again.
"Stephen!"
His mind still fuz/.y irom his long-needed rest. Steve roused
himself. At first he thought he had been dreaming about the music

DAWN "Do you believe the dead are returning to life and attacking the
living?" Dr. Foster asked pointedly. The power of his words over the
airways sent a shock wave throughout (he entire newsroom. 'I hey
had been reading those words all day-bul to hear them- it gave
them a new solidarity, a new reality.
(which sounded.unbelievably.just like his dentist's office). and the
frantic call of l'ran"s. He opened his eyes and for a moment he
couldn't place the big. cold
in.
room tilled' with cartons that he was
Then he remembered and jumped up to find Fran.
He found herjust inside the storage area, hereyes straining in the

OF THE The two


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Christmastime down there, buddy."


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Roger s
darkness, the
comparison
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id the big rille. and
led her into the larger
she was shuddering with fear. Steve
room and closed

rubbing his eyes. ""What the hell is going on around here?"


the door.
"Where the hell are those guys?" he asked, slill half-asleep and

DEAD wonder.
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"We
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How we
get into ihe department Mores
their own
"Let's cheek those keys." Peter suggesied.
gonna work it?"

two troopers had


up here." Roger
escalators inside."

a narrow-minded oh
Fran had calmed down sufficiently to try to explain what bad
transpired since Steve fell asleep.
"You mean they're actually going to raid the department store?
What do they expect to do with the stuff from there?"
"That"sjustii."she told him. a look of fear in her eyes. "It's as if
they've lostall perspective. We just wanted to stop here for some
by George Romero get as many supplies as possible. No one stopped to thi food and rest, or so that's what thought. But they act like they're on
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Steve reached over and pulled Fran close to him. important raid.
""Don't worry." he told her in a voice thai he hoped sounded All that was missing was the blare of the trumpets as Roger and
calm. "They" re not that crazy." Peter charged into battle. The enemy wandered around the first
"'Then what are we going to do? They said if they didn't eome floor, attracted by the sound but confused by the sudden intrusion
hack to leave without them. ..how long should we wail...." of the noise into their quiet domain. In misguided, staggering
She collapsed in a heap, crying and shaking at the same time. strides, they walked this way and that, glazed, vacant eyes passing
All Steve could do was hold her to him lightly. He knew that if he by the stores and shops wilh their glittering array of goodies.
tried to explain anything, he could break down as well. Several ofthe Zombies walked toward the escalator, which n its i

Meanwhile, on the lirst floor of the mall, it looked as if a giant dormant state had been easy to negotiate. But now. ihe moving
hand had turned on its own special mechanical toy. Only it wasn't a escalators tossed the Zombies this way and that. Some of them tried
toy it was an entire shopping center. The automobile turntable going up the down escalator, while those few creatures who moved
started spinning; the great escalators began to move up and down. onto the up escalator fell against each other from the movement.
Two of the living dead, caught just starling up a stalled escalator, They seemed like tumbling pins in a howling alley.
fell and rolled down as the mechanical steps began to move. One of the Zombies who fell on the escalator was carried upward
As if it were a carnival come alive, lights blinked on the exhibits, despite its awkward position. Another managed to keep its balance
mechanical window displays began their robot-like motions. The holding onto the handrail.
Zombies, bothered by the Mu/.ak. wandered about the floor in And unbeknownst to Roger and Peter, several creatures had
increased confusion. Some of them swatted ineffectually at the begun to move up (he step of a stationary stairway that ran from
moving exhibits the first to the second floor and that was located at a point al the
Disturbed by the movement, the tropical birds housed in the other end of the mall from the administration offices.
woke up. chirping and squawking for their
floor-to-ceiling cages Meanwhile, a sweating, nervous Steve was cautiously making his
feed. way down Ihe steps of the firestair. His rifle ready, his palms
In a pel shop, puppies and kitlens in a window display whined dripping, he tried to control his jittery nerves. Fran looked anx-
and scrambled over one another in fright at the noise, the motion, iously from the lop landing.
and the tottering creatures. Several hundred yards away, Roger and Peter were barreling
All ihat was missing was the real-life action of human shoppers. toward the huge gate dial locked off the entrance to Porter's. The
On one of the floor exhibits, a rear-projection movie started. (wo troopers came to a crashing halt. Four or five Zombies were
A narrator spoke in a friendly voice: '"...and for a price that staggering their way down a side concourse toward the troopers.
anyone can afford, you can live in these luxurious new homes by They were about three hundred feet away
Brandon. Fully electric, central air..." Roger kept his rifle leveled off in the direction of the creatures
The newly distracted Zombies started strutting around at a while Peter tried the lock at the middle of the big roll gate.
quicker pace, bumping into each other and Ihe moving displays. Beads of perspiration formed on his forehead as he fumbled with
Some tried to return the way thej came in, but only bounced offthe the key for a moment until he finally found the proper one. When it
glass door. The one who had been circling endlessly had fallen sunk in with a click into the receptacle that was right al the floor and
down and his head was wedged between the ground and the door, Ihe tumbler turned successfully, Peter sighed in relief.
preventing anyone else from entering or leaving. "All right!" he yelled to his friend.
In the maintenance office, the troopers readied themselves for Creeping toward them, however, was the creature who had
their raid. Peler secured the vital key ring to his utility bell and they fallen on the escalator. His ghoulish companion, the one who was
moved out. able (o ride the whole way without falling, was also approaching
Roger's mind was a million miles away as he moved through the the two unsuspecting troopers.
door into the corridor. He was still light-headed from the thought Suddenly, to Roger's surprise, the head ofthe standing Zombie
of all those wonderful goodies wailing for him downstairs. He was became visible from Roger's perspective. He raised his gun and
totally unprepared for his head-on meeting with one of the Zom- aimed for the creature's forehead.
bies from the balcony. Startled, he ducked back into the room. The Peter tried to lift the roll gale but it wouldn't move. It was still
Zombie, blindly reaching oul with clinched hands, rounded the locked.
corner and appeared in the doorway. With precision accuracy. "You bastard," Peler screamed in frustration.
Peter raised his gun and fired (wo shots cleanly through the crea- "Whal?" Roger asked, his attention focused on the approaching
ture's head. ghouls.
On thetopoIThefirestair. Fran jumped as the sound of the shots "Stilllocked. ..on the side." Peter said, pointing to another as-
reverberated through the enormous mall. sembly. He moved to the far side of the gate. T he same key fit and
"Jesus Christ," Steve screamed, grabbing [he rifle from the Peler repealed the process.
petrifiedwoman. "They're maniacs." But Roger could not share his joy. His attention was on the
He looked long and hard at Fran. He was torn between staying creature riding the escalator, almost near Ihe lop. Just as Roger was
here with her and charging downstairs to see what was going on. about to shoot, something caught his eye.
Fran needed protection, but he also needed to prove to her, to The fallen Zombies, who up now could not be seen behind
until
himself, and to those two macho supermen downstairs that he the escalator railwall. suddenly came tumbling out onto ihe bal-
could join (he battle. cony floor,
Fran saw the moment of indecision in his eyes. A shaken Roger took but his aim was inaccurate. The
fire,

"Stephen, don't go down there." she pleaded. "Stephen. pressures were starting to buildand for one moment he stopped to
ptaser think about the idiocy of what he was doing. That was his downfall,
""It's all right." he said calmly, starling 10 make his way down the because it disturbed his concentration. His shot hit the standing
Zombie in the neck, tearing half the throat away. The creature was
In the corridor of the administrate: ollia . Roger and ihrown off balance enough to lose its fooling. It fell back down the
Peter were stepping over (be corpse. escalator, but before it reached ihe bottom, it stopped rolling. The

"Whaddaya think'. " Roger asked as the second


1
Zombie, the steps carried it back up toward (he second floor again. It was still

armless female, came into his view. He lired his weapon and the very much alive.
creature fell in a heap. As if nothing had happened, he continued his Two more creatures on the balcony struggled to stand. Roger
conversation. watched them and then looked back over his shoulder. To his
"Bag it or try for it?" he asked his comrade. horror he saw that Zombies from the side concourse were about a
"You game?" Peter asked. hundred and fifty feel away.
Roger nodded and the two men ran down the hall toward the Working against lime, Peter turned the key in the lock, but again
mall. With their rifles poised, they seemed like commandos on an the gate would not budgc.lt moved slightly, and Peter could see

50 HEAVY MtTAL
thatit was tree from the middle and far right mechanism but that bring it down.
there was a third lock on the far left. He moved to it quickly. During all the commotion, several creatures gathered in the
As if (hey possessed some kind of primitive antennae, the other archway. They stood there, clutching at the air with clawlike
creatures on the first floor began to take note of the action upstairs hands. One stood in the middle of the path of the roll gate, blocking
and they. loo. started to move. its downward progress.
Zombies surrounded the troopers on all sides now. Those who Roger took careful aim and fired point-blank into the forehead
had managed to climb the stationary stairway were beginning 10 of the Zombie who was blocking the gate. It flew backward, crash-
reach the second floor, but they were far down the main balcony. In ing into a few of its brothers. As the gate started to lower, the
order to reach the entrance lo Porter's they would have to pass the clutching hands of the other Zombies seemed to reach out and try
administrative corridor. to strangle for killing one of their own. Roger dropped his
Roger
Roger steadied his nerves and collected his thoughts. In the back rifle and ran to the cage now to try and help pull iidown. Peter, still

of his mind he was wondering what the hell was taking Peter so holding onto the lip. jumped ofl the counter to gel more leverage.

damn long. The two troopers were now sweating profusely, large areas of
He fired his rifle again and one of the nearby Zombies fell in a dark were spreading under their arms and on the back of their
heap. uniforms. They were struggling to move the gate steadily down. It
His confidence restored, he looked around for more of the was now only four feet from the floor, but the creatures, who
enemy to mow down. seemed lo feel no pain, were throw ing themselves in the path of the
"For God's sake. Stephen." Fran called down the stairway upon descending gate, making it more difficult. One of them tried to
hearing Roger's shot. "Let's get up on the roof," she cried out to crawl underneath and its torso just got through as ihe gale slammed
him desperately. down against its chest. Its arms grabbed for Peter's legs and its
At the middle landing. Steve stared down into the darkness mouth gaped open. Its mutilated body prevented the gate from
below. More gunfire could be heard from the mall. He was stuck: engaging in the floor mechanisms.
pan of him wanted to run up to Fran and escape with her in the Roger lei go of the cage as Peter tried to hold it against the
chopper. The other pan wanted to go down and get into the action. creatures outside. Both men were exhausted now. and barely had
"It's all right." he said, trying to convince himself as well. "Those enough strength to pull the gate down, let alone battle the Zombies.
things don't move fast enough to catch us." The last part of his But some inner resource, some extra dose of adrenaline coursed
sentence was practically drowned out by the staccato beat of the through their veins. Grabbing his rifle. Roger brought the butt
gunfire. straight down crushing the pawing Zombie's skull. Ihe Zombie
With a loud rumble, the large gate finally freed itself from its went limp and Roger tried to push it clear off the gate, but the
bonds and rolled up. Peter ducked into the store even as the gate pressure was too enormous.
was still rising. The momentum of the heavy metal carried the lip "Let up a little. ..let up a little." he gasped 10 Peter.
out of Peter's grasp and it rolled out of his reach. It jerked up into its Peter let up the pressure and the gate rose a few inches. Bui. as
fully open position and rolled back down slightly, but still Peter more and more Zombies appeared outside, they too clutched at the
could not reach the lip. It was over ten feet to the ceiling. The roll Although the openings in the grid were only big enough
cage.
bottom of the gate rested about three feet above Peter's out- hands could not reach through. However, the
for their fingers, their
stretched fingertips. force of their pushing in unison caused the gate to go higher and
Panicking for the first time since the whole horrible situation higher... more than Peter intended it logo to clear the obstructing
evolved. Peter turned to see the Zombie advancing. corpse.
Roger had just dropped another with a clean shot through the With his rifle butt, Roger managed to push the dead Zombie
head, then he backed into the archway of Porter's entranecway. clear except for one of its arms. From ouiside. a creature's hand
Desperately, Peter looked around for something to stand on in suddenly grabbed Roger's weapon.
order to reach the elusive gate. For a moment, ihe macabre thought passed through Roger's
Steadily, the Zombies advanced toward the arch. mind: it was like the tug-o-war game he used lo play with his
Peter grabbed a small counter used to display shoes, but it was friends when he was younger. Onlv now ihe stakes were life or
deceptively heavy and he called out to Roger. dcalh'
'"Here. ..come on...." "Come on... come on." Peter cried oiu. He was having a harder
Unfortunately. Roger had to abandon his strategic post at the lime holding the gate and il inched upward, out of his reach.
arch in order to help Peter drag over the little counter. They pulled Roger decided to let goof the gun barrel and ihe creature flew
it to a point just at the side of the open arch and Peter instantly back into the crowd, brandishing iis pii/.L. Roger grabbed for ihe
jumped up on top of it. At that instant, a Zombie rounded the gate to help Peier and they tried again to crush it.

corner and grabbed at Peter's leg. "The arm. ..that arm's in the way." Peter told lino.
Startled. Peter started to kick, and the awkward motion caused Roger squatted and managed to throw the dead Zombie's arm
him to fall off the little counter. Gracefully, he landed on his feet, (now only held onto ihe body wiih a ihin strand of muscle) clear.
but he was out on the balcony beyond the arch. Quickly. Roger With a slight shiver of revulsion al what he had just done, Roger
brought his rifle butt around against the creature's head and the grabbed ihe gate again. Now. with both of the men focusing their
Zombie fell backward, but it was still alive. attention and strength on the gate, it moved down more steadily.
A few other creatures were only a few feet from Peter, who was At Ihe lasi moment, another clutching arm jutted into the store,
now" unarmed as his gun sal on the small counter inside the store. bui when Ihe gate hit it. it wiihdrew. Finally, and not a minute loo
Roger leveled off his rifle but couldn't fire, since Peter was in his soon, the gate clicked solidly into place.
line of vision. Suddenly, Peter made a move, and like a football The two troopers stepped back from the gate and collapsed
player, cut to the left and then to the right. Diving, he threw hjmself against another glass display case. This one held sunglasses, suntan
at one of the creatures, carrying it into the store. lotion, and various vacation time necessities. The men gathered
Roger, all the while, had been firing on the advancing Zombies, their strength and watched in horror as ihe creatures still moaned
dropping one and then another. "Behind you. behind you," Peter and gurgled, slamming against the gale. Their fingers clutched
cried to Roger as he jumped back up on the counter. futilely at the grid, but they were unable to budge it.
The creature trapped in the store had knocked over a cosmetics "Well... we' re in. Now. how the hell we gonna get back?" Roger
display, and tubes of lipsticks. com pacts. cylinders of eyeliner and asked. scanning the department store. A houi ten or twelve Zombies
mascara rolled around under its feet. Finally, the creature leaned tried to get in. Several others made their way along the balcony.
against the glass case that displayed false eyelashes and plastic nails Roger also noted in disgust that six lay dead along the floor, their
and was able to regain its footing. heads bleeding profusely from gunshot wounds or smashed skulls.
In an instant. Roger turned and fired. The creature fell. In that "Let's go shopping first," Peter said, calm, cool, and collected
time. Peter was able to grab the lip of the roll gate and started to once again.
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52 HEAVY METAL
!S. I WM IWIl I. I II
I
U II

by Mark Wheatley
But the roc ash
can was ju isy.
The met ..blings The last sound he could
along. The bottle was cold effective- ned any claim some credit for, but
in his hand as he wobbily other soui he alley. his wine-besotted mind
sighted through the hole One harr ;he bottle, wouldn't admit to havin
to its interior. the other ed against come up With the firs
"Emptyth." The slurred the wall, j
anaged to five.He was getting frus-
word ran away with his get his l< under him trated. Then he heard it
tongue. "Apslurb" was again. A lent of shuf- again, a little voice inside
the next thing it said, and fling anoae
an was out of the his head, and it saifpi
that amused him. He alley annn the sidewalk. "He's too drunk."
raised the bottle to his Then he was sure he v "Try the cat," it con-
drain it for the hun-
lips to heard it, and shivered. tinued.
dredth time, but once It was
a voice, saying "Perfect," answered
lis tongue started those strange words that another voice.
had attempted to com- Fernandez watched
mandeeKhu^ongue ear- the cat scamper across
"Aspen>. lier. BeiJI M d he ' the street and stalk ob-
"Slzolburp and Rose." tottered about on an in- liviously over his out-
visible axiMMfliottle stretched legs. It disap-
En i was enough. acting as his nWOn. When peared in the darkness of
Hell, or not, it was he was facing the street the alley.
still louth, and he'd again he burped. Noth- Once more he pushed
dam II say what he ingand nobody. Then himself against the wall
wan ght be"% bit he heard It again. He to a standing position,
slurr. 'that's to be snapped his head around and leaned cautiously
expec naconnois- and instantly regretted it, around the corner of the
seur su as the world took a swim building. .,

His r tered and a wave of nausea The cat was dancing.


gainst washed him to the pave- Eyes aglow with hellfire,
headed ment. He landed upright, electric sparks arching
But he sitting against the wall. along standing hairs. And
forgot to open his eyes And then, he'd be god- those words purred forth
and his fifth step (he damned if his tongue from the feline lips.
always counted them) in- didn't start doing it again. "Beelzebub."
troduced him to a* gar- "Bezelbub." "Asmodeus."
bage can and tripped him "Asmodius." "Mobius."
face to face with the "Mobiust" "Ra Deva Sa."
pavement- "Roxnooooth." "Mephisto."
r he thought "Mythopokion." The cat became danc-
"Burp." "*J '
ing flame. Green burning,

acid smelling. The doors gular beauty.
of eternity seemed to Suddenly Jolief's body
(rack open, allowing warmed in a rush of pas-
frigid waves to crash into sion. A sensual aura set
the world. And then, with her almost aglow. Memil's
a sudden burst of other- vast form shivered be-
worldly brilliance: He was neath her. Joiief slowly
he^e. eased herself back and
His cloaked form raged forth along the ridge of
with the flames of holo- Memil's back, breathing
caust and his gaze was deeply of the heavy air of
apocalyptic. f7; i the swamp. And as her

His first step took him body began to respond m
' the city and. the burning waves, Jolief's
tearsrnnid eyes beheld it as it
Jsts, follow' dropped from the sky.
ing him cross the, conti
*
J /
Sarha danced. Not to
wm
was somewhere
^% from the house
but ~W|MM beat of the
d in the swamp, and calf's dead heart. To the
ief wouldn't return to fefiapof the wingless bird.
louse without at least n|HBbe while singing in
ig her. For too many rigues known only to
years the family had Inose ancient souls who
chided her belief in the nee walked the earth,
phantom's existence. But Her bare arms crossed
she was there. Joiief naked breastafth a super-
known In her soul tl natural frenw of passion.
was more than a dr< All abouMner was her
Memil carried (Pepping with
the opei otlons the
loth that seemed'
her, hardly a d with unnatural
surroundings, ' And between the
sense alert only
,861 f i
flash of flesh and the coil
ethereal form. So she of cloth bobbed the orb.
ignored the string moss Red, amber, gold. Rose,
and the gun metal haze pink, crimson, orange.
patches
drifting in cotton And at the moment of
over the peat bogs ahead. her deep, ragged gasp, the
Joiief leaned forward orb dripped blood.
and slapped Memil an af-
fectionate pat on his ser- "; And in the moment that
pontine neck. Even when he stepped across the
she was this intent on a Blue Ridge mountains
search, Joiief was aware and onto the. fringe of the
of Memil, the most beau-
4 '

dismal swamp, the orb


tifuldragon left in the dripped blood.
world. And he was hers.
v
The fact that Memil had
never matured, never And in the moment of
sprouted the wondjrous Jolief's climax, the orb
wings of a Senior Dragon, crashed Into the murk
did not, in Jolief's opin- waters, leaving behit
ion, detract from his sin- crystallized trail of

?HP *.; :v i
(hi*. ^fllfct
' a

* across the universe leaving astonished


suns bled. Freeing the
iunsoli guestsin his wake as he
forces bought with the ran.
passions of two very dif- Sarha had somehow
ferent women caught in escaped harm. And God,
the throes of a cosmic i he was thankful for that.
lust. Jolief and Sarha had Her eyes fluttered open
broken barriers. then. Long lashes making
"Beelzebub." ' / dark ovals of her eyes.

%
,

"Asmodeus." f . -i "Sarha."
"Mobius. She smiled and Keith
"Ra Deva Sa. crushed her against him;
"Mephisto.' holding her for proof of
her existence. .

One step from his goal, , "Keith." When he just


He stood defeated. There squeezed harder, Sarha
was nothing left to do. aided, "I saved the drag-
The orb had dripped ons. Memil can mate."
blood. "Damn that Then it was clear to
drunk," his hellfire him. Those strange
thoughts raged. Just one dreams she was con-
moment more and the stantly telling him about.
earth girl would have Of another world, of an-
been stopped. other life. Sarha believing
The sky roared. that she was someone
He looked up. called Jolief . And a pet
The mighty fist fell. dragon. A dragon forever
stuck in prepuberty. The
"My God!" Inthe dim last male dragon. Unable
light, Keith could barely to fertilize the eggs laid
make out the shape he by the several remaining
knew, so well. Sarha lay females.
amid the jumbled mess, He hadn't believed it.
tangled in the sheet be- But how could he deny
side a slimy ball of some this?As he held his sob-
sort. bing wife his gaze drifted
"Sarha!" The word was across the shambles of
more a plea than a name. his library once again.
Keith pushed his way The moonlight was glint-
over tumbled furniture to ing off the orb and the
where his wife lay. As he pool of liquid surrounding
bent at her side, brushing it. He dipped a finger into
her crimson hair from her the stuff and raised it to
face, a breeze brought his see it better. It was blood.
attention, to the bay win- It was then that he
dows. They were shat- knew that his wife had
tered;wood and glass broken barriers, because
fragments were scat- suddenly he forgot his
tered far across the slop- .-
immediate concern for
ing lawn. He could see the Sarha, as the universe
moon reflected oft the was laid bare to his mind.
broken glasses- TarMr.ay Voices of numberless
as theMjfiokehousev creatures were there to
There had been an explo- be understood on their
sion. He'd heard it and primary level. The mind
had come from the hall, was no longer a prison.
The mind that had worn
the five names, that could
explain, was finally dead,
so Keith and Sarha would
never connect the kilo-
meter-wide crater at the
north edge of the swamp
with the evening's
strange happenings.
Never would they know
that but for a small
amount of wine, it would
have been their home de-
stroyed.

People on the way to


work the next morning
stepped over Fernandez
for over an hour before a
young occupational ther-
apist stopped to check
him for some sign of life. If
not for her, the rats and
dogs would have proba-
bly finished off the
corpse for dinner. And
they'd probably have got-
ten drunk.

As Jolief struggled up
the ladder to her tree
home, she smiled at the
memory of her last sight
of Memil.
Sitting on a cliff, high
over the swamp, with
newfound wings and vi-
rility, he'd stopped and
trilled a quick song back
to her before flying off in
search of the few remain-
ing females of his kind.
She knew the family
would add this to her list
of failures: that she lost
the last male dragon. And
the only tame one in ages,
at that. But she, and
Sarha, knew it was the
first of their successes.
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FACT, THE OHUi THINO ' ,,.HE BECAME A JOURNALIST ON
IN
"peVELT" PROFPEP OUT OF THERE, HE WA-i INITIATEP INTO
KNOWN FOR-SUiee & THAT He *|&HTPURIfUS THE WAR IM THE EQUIVALENT OF PHASE "EST
WA* SORN IN THE 9BAK OFOLlR ANP WORKEP FOR THIRTEEN
LORP 1953 IN WE-ST-SWISS- VIETNAM- HE ACCIPENTAU-y
SEPAWy AT BAPEN-OOS OF CRO&-SEP THE LE**E:|2 yeARS IN THE MACKAU
A 5WIS6 MOTHER ANP A TSAM-STE/^FOKAL CIRCLE OF SPATIAL LAB WHERE HE
AN&KOP THEN, cUBIOU5(,y, 5TUPIED ^PEClFKALLy THE
5WISS-&SR/VWN FATHEfi?. PHENOMENA OF NOPAL EN-
HE EMEROEP IN THE
PReseNT OF THE NINETEENTH TROP9 OF INTEKGALACTAL
CENTURA. ..ANP WAS FOUND Tissue., He ->oov
. set him-
BM A egAHAfA OF POMpy- self UP WITH THE EXPLORES?
CHERI... LEW CERN...

IT WA& PUKIN6 A ROUTINe


FLIGHT INTO THE INTERIOR OF IT WA^ PUKIN6 THE
THE NEBULOUS "HAKEAH OF EXPLORATION THAT THE
SALI&AA" THAT THE<J Dl-S,- MAJOR DISCOVERED
,<!OVEKEP THE WRECK OF THE THE SECRET OF
OTRA," THE FAMOUS ANP IWMOPTALITy.
WRECKS OF THE
/IWHICAL.
MOTHER-ARK OF THE AICIENT-S.,
eRN ANP iSRUBERrUNOER-
TOOK THE EXPLO^TIOM.

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the fall in that place alw The blond girl turned away and walked
Rutlv found her . huge and ugly house came down the sidewalk and stopped i back into the dim hallways of the terrible old
off Western Avenue i Los Angeles; living house. Rudy stood in the open doorway, and

with them, all of the i; not just Jonah, but Cardboard covered the upstairs windows. suddenly, as if the blond girl had been a bar-
all of them. A baby carriage was overturned on th rier to it, and her departure had released it

Ii was November Los Angeles, front walk. he was assaulted, like a smack in the face,
liably dull even for The front rloor was ornately carved. by a wall of pungent seem Ii was marijuana.
.

Darkness seemed to breathe heavily.


Rudy sliifted the duffel bag slightly on his
shoulder. Me was afraid of the house. He
was breathing more heavily as he stood
there,, and a panic he could never have de-
scribed tightened the fat muscles on either
side of his shoulderblades, lie looked up into
the corners of the darkening sky, seeking a
way out, but he could only go forward. Kris-

Another girl answered the door.


She looked at him without speaking, her
long blond hair half-obscuring her face,
peering out from inside the veil of Clairol and
dirt. When he asked a second time for Kris,

she wet her lips in the comers, and a tic


made her cheek jump. Rudy set down the
duffel bag with a whump. "Kris, please," he
said urgently.

bb HEAVY METAL
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I teleftover? inhaled, and his head reeled.


He look a step back, into the lasi inches of
sunlight coming over the lanai apartment
building, and then it was gone, and he was
stillbuzzing, and moved forward, dragging
ihe duffel bag behind him.
He did not remember closing the from
door, but when he looked, some time later, it
was closed behind him.
He found Kris 'on the third floor. King
against the wall of a dark closet. It held an

infinitude of odors dirty sweat socks as


pungent as stew, fleece .jackets on which the
had dried to mildew, a mop gracious
with its scent of old dust hardened to dirt,
die overriding weed smell of what she had
been at for no one knew how long and ii
held her. As pretty as pretty could be.
"Kris?"
Slowly, her head came up, and she saw
him. Much later, she tracked and focused
and she began to cry. "Go away."

In the limpid silences of the whispering closet after her.


house, back and above him in the darkness. '"Hie rabbit." she said languorously. "You Ye
Rudy heard the sudden sound of leather crushing the rabbit." He looked down, his righi the landing. It giggled it . glav icitnid
wings beating furiously for a second, then knee was King on the soft matted-fur head of trilling. Rudy knew it wa gigghu
nothing. the pink rabbit He pulled it out from under his
.
he could make ni mi ivem<
>

Rudy crouched down beside her, his heart knee and threw it into a comer of the closet. Kris opened her eyes and stared at him with
grown twice its size in his chest. He warned She looked at him with disgust. "You haven't distaste. "Why did you come here?"
so desperately to reach her, to talk to her. changed, Rudy. Go away." "Because we're gonna be married."
"Kris . . . please . .
." She turned her head "I'm outta die array, Kris," Rudy said gentry, "Get out of here."
away, and with the hand that had been strok- They let me out on a medical. I want you to "I love you, Kris. Please."
ing the rabbit she slapped at him awkwardly, come back, Kris, please." She kicked out at him. It didu'i hurl, but il

missing him She would not listen. He moved his lips sev- was meant to. He backed out of the closet
For an instant, Rudy could have sworn he eral limes, as though trying to recall words he
heard the sound of someone counting heavy had already spoken, and he lit a cigarette, and Jonah was down in the living room. The
gold pieces, somewhere off to his right, down a sat in the open doorway of the closet, waiting blond girl who had answered the door was try-
passageway of the third door. But when he for her to come back to him. lie had wailed ing to get his pants off him. He kepi shaking
half-turned and tried to focus his hearing on it, eight months for her to come back to him, his head no, and trying to fend her off with a
there was no soimd. since he had been inducted and she had written wcak-wristcd hand. The record player under
Kris was dying 10 crawl back farther into the Rudy, I'm going to live with Jonah at The the brick-und-liourd bookshelves was playing
closet. She was trying to smile. Hill. Simon and; Garfimkel, "The Big Bright Green
lie turned back, on hands and knees .aid he There was the sound of something very liny. Pleasure Machine."

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"Melting," Jonah said
he pointed toward the "I Ic's freaking out again."
"Oh shii!" the blond tfirt said, and threw hini
the fireplace mantel. The mirror was dim and "Yeah, but what's happening to him'.''
down, giving Up at last. She came toward Rudy.
chill. "Melting!" Jonah yelled suddenly, cover- She shrugged. "He sees his face n
"What's wrong with him?" Rudy asked.
that's what he says."
"
"Ishe mi marijuana'.1
The blond girl looked at him withn
distrust "Man '? ley, who are you?"
1

"I'm a friend of Kris's."


'Hie blond girl assayed him for a i

more, then by the way her shoulders dropped


and her posture relaxed, she accepted trim.
There was a Middle Earl h poster on the wall
behind her, with its brightness faded in a long,
straight swath where the sun caught it every
morning. He looked around uneasily. He didn't
know what todo.
Another record dropped onto the turntable
and Stevie Wonder blew hard into his harmoni-
ca and started singing, "I Was Made to Love
Her," The girl walked into the dining room. Ru-
dy joined her.

"I was engaged 10 Kris," Rudy said. "We was

going to he married when I got out of basic. But


she decided to come over here with Jonah, and
1 didn't want to push her. So 1 waited eight
but I'm out of the army now." The girl

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When Rudy went back "Iley. Rudy, where ylieeii?" tired."
Jonah was sitting up o iofe, reading Tvi it then: Rudy said, "Jonah, hey lislen. what's the Sto-
Hesse's Magister Ludi. "Wow. You out now? I mean for good?" ry with Kris?You know, we were supposed to
'Jonah'.'" Rudy said. Jonah looked up, ;ook Rudy nodded. "Uh-huli. Medical." months ago."
get married about eight
him a while in recogttize Rudy. "Hey. that'sgood." "She's around someplace, "Jonah answered.
When lie he patted the sofa beside
did. hini Tliey sat quietly for a while.. Jonah started t> Out of the kitchen, through the dining roon
and Rudy came and sat down. nod. and then said id himself. "You're not ver where the blond girl lay sleeping, came iru

sound of something wild, tearing at meat. It edge of the front wttlk leading up to the froi with all of us and
went tin for a long time, but Rudy was looking door.He was pointing at the big, old house. Christ, don huam
out the front window, the big bay window. "Jonah, can Kris eume away now?" The two cops w
There was a man in a dark gray suit standing Jonah looked angry. "Iley, listen, man. in door.
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"May I help voir?" Rudy asked them,
The firsl cup said, "Do you live here?"
"Yes," said Rudy. "My name is Rudi
Buekel. May I help you?"
"We'd like Hi come inside and talk to you.
"Do you have a search warrant?"
"We don't want to search, we only wan
talkt. n the a

The second cop looked iroublcd. "Is this the


place they call The Hill'?"
"Who?" Rudv asked, looking perplexed.
was The
"Well, the neighbors said this Hill'

and there were some pretty wild parties going

-
"Do you hear any partying ?"
The cops looked at each oilier Rudy added.
"It's always very quiet here. My mother is dying
of cancer of the stomach."
They let Rudy move in because he was able

who came to the door from the


to talk to people
outside. Aside from Rudy, who went out to get
food,and the weekly trips to the unemploy-
ment line, no one left The Hill. It was usually
very quiet.
Except sometimes there was a sound of
growling in the buck hall leading up to what had

been a maid's room, and the splashing from the


basement, the sound of wet things on bricks.
It was a self-contained little universe, bor-
dered on the north by acid and mescaline, on
the south by pot and peyote, on the east by
speed andiredballs.uiidon ihe west by downers
and amphetamines. There were eleven people
living in The 1 Ell. Eleven, and Rudy.

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lie walked through the halls and sometimes donnered attic. slay. His head always buzzed and he some-
found Kris, who would not talk to him, save Rudy had heard sijueaking from the attic. Il limes felt thai if he just said the right thing, the
once, when she asked him if he'd ever been had sounded to him like the shrieking of mice rightway, Kris would come away with him. I le
heavy behind anything except love. He didn't being torn lo pieces. There v dislike the light. It hurt hise;
know what to answer her, so he only said le talked to anyone else very much.
"Please," and she called him a square and as always a struggle to keep high, EC
group high as elevated as possible.

Rudv became their 01 c link with the outside. lieinsisted Kris be nice lo him. when he was not out on errands for The Hill,
{e had written to sor neone his parents, a They all made her be nice > him, and she and he read the smaller items about train
dead, a bank, someon and now there was slept with him in the little roo on the second wrecks and molestations in the suburbs. And
nonev coming in, Not much, but enough to Boot where Kudy had put his .vspapers and him and they made love of a sort.
keep the food slocked, and the rent paid. But his duffel bag. He lay there of the day. One night she convinced him he should

"make heavy behind acid. "and he swallowed


it,

fifteen hundred mikes cut with Methedrine, in


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After that, Rudy seldom went out into the cause there was seldom a sound from The Rudy's clothes were loo large for him now.
light. He did the shopping at night, wearing Hill). lie wore only underpants, His hands and feet
shades. He emptied llie garbage at night, and He began to realize he had not seen some of hurl. The knuckles of his fingers were larger,
he swept down the from walk, and did the froni the eleven young people who lived in 'Hie Hill from cracking them, and they were always an
with scissors because the tewnraower
liiivn for a long time. Bui the Sounds from above and angry crimson.
would have annoyed the residents of the laiiai below and around him in the house grew more- His head always buzzed. The thin, perpetual
apartments (who no longer complained, be- odor ofpoi had saturated into the wood walls

WW

and the rafters. He had an itch o


ofhis ears he could not quell. He
pers allthe time, old newspapers whose
were imbedded in his memory. He remembered
a job he had once held as a garage mechanic, But he went to tell the clever
but that seemed a very long time ago. When He could not find them.
they cut off the eleetrieity in The Hill, it didn't They were all gone. Evei

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the darkness. The basement had been flooded. ered its length, and
One of die eleven was there. Hfe name was there, moving icily with the tideless tide. Then pushed the thing ui the dark -blood spot, where

Teddy. He was attached to the slime-coated something came near it. and he made a sharp itslirieked with a terrible sound, anil went in
upper wall of die basement hanging close lc
.
movement, and brought the thing Up still writh- and there was a sucking noise, then a swallow-
the stone, pulsing softly and giving off a thni ing in his rubbery grip, and incited it along die ing sound.
purple light, purple as a bruise. He dropped a wall to a dark, moist spot on his upper surface. Rudy went back upstairs. Climbing to the

the thing on the stairs that sounded


as though it was counting heavy gold pieces. It

was not counting heavy gold pieces. Rudy


could not look at it; made him feel sick.
it

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He found Kris in the attic, In a comer break- rang like crystal. His cars itched.
inti. the skull and sucking tint the moist brains In the rafters of the attic, Jonah crouched, Kris sucked out the lasi of the mello\ v good
of a thing that giggled like a harpsi chord. gargoyled and sleeping. There was a green stain things in the skull of the silent little c
"Kris, we have to go away," he told her. She on his jaws, and some-thing stringy in his claws. and scraped idly at the flaccid body with hairy
reached out and touched him. snapping her "Kris, please," he said urgently. hands. She settled back on her haunches, and
long, pointed, dirty lingcrmiilb against him. He I lis head buzzed. Iter long, hairy mu/zk came up.

Rudy scuttled away. climb up on i.he Morris chair to the mantel, so He climbed with desperation, wanting to see
He ran loping, liis knuckles brushing the at- he could see himself in the mirror, by the light himself. And when he stood before the mirror,
tic floor as he scampered for safety. Behind of the moon, through the fly-blown window. he saw that he was transparent, that there was
him. Kris was growling. He got down to the But Xuomi was on the window, hipping up the nothing inside liim, that liis ears had grown
second floor and then to the first, and tried to flies with her tongue. pointed and had hair on their lips; his eyes

were as huge as a tarsier's.and the reflected till be rang like fine crystal.
light hurt him. And the werewolf said \

Then he heard the growling behind and below

lythlnge:
"Please!" the little glass goblin begged, just
t the great hairy [iaw slapped him into a

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darkness that began to seep out through the
million coruscating rainbow fragments, all ex- I enclosed universe that was The Hill, all |

panding consciously into the tight little |


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