2017. On the Moon, a monstrous alien creature awakens from a
centuries-long sleep, determined to put an end to mankind. Humanity's
only hope? Helius, a tired and battle-weary veteran of an ancient
The moon base, 2017. An ancient sarcophagus split open to release a
terrifying alien creature! In the aftermath of the cataclysmic event,
all communications have been cut off from Earth. Meanwhile, back on
Earth, scientist Adesh Khan, along with his ex-wife Tara, teamed up
with ancient warrior Helius to fight against the terrible events now
engulfing the entire human race! All three now have a plan – but it’s
a risky one… and it requires permission from the President of the
United States. Now with the scope of Jen’s true involvement, and
alien identity, now unveiled, will the humans be able to stop her
from using the immobilized (and indeed, easily controlled) creatures
to take over the world?
"Métal Hurlant" magazine was created in Paris in 1974 by Moebius, Druillet and Dionnet, the founding fathers of Les Humanoïdes Associés. This movement soon revolutionized the medium and inspired countless writers, artists and filmmakers the world over. Versions in various languages flourished everywhere, including in the States with "Heavy Metal." The French version was eventually shut down in 1987. But in 2002, Humanoids relaunched a limited publication of a 13-issue anthology, with one main goal: establishing a creative bridge between the US and Europe.
Includes stories written and illustrated by comic book stars Geoff Johns, Kurt Busiek, Guy Davis, and Jerome Opena, among many others.