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Heavy Metal Magazine announced today that with the June 27th comic store release of their 35th anniversary book Four Horsemen Of the Apocalypse Book 1: Helldiver (ISBN: 978-1935351-49-8)they will be changing their release policy to Day and Date for all future books. Digital copies of the book will be available for purchase at Fans can find a local comic store via the Heavy Metal Comic Shop locator by visiting Is your store not listed? Email with the details of your location.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse creator Michael Mendheim commented  “With the great reception and fantastic reviews for Book 1: Helldiver we’re excited to bring The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to digital. Fans can now enjoy the brilliance of Simon Bisley’s awesome and intense artwork in whatever format they desire.”

Heavy Metal CEO Kevin Eastman explained the strategy behind the change, “We have fans all over the world and the demand for digital is overwhelming. It’s not just about releasing new product anymore. The digital platform creates a new playing field. Fans want to be able to see a new product on the release day whether they are near a brick and mortar store or not. Four Horsemen has drawn a massive international appeal and it simply made sense to start the process as it hit stores.”

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About Heavy Metal

Founded in 1977, Heavy Metal has become an iconic American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine known world-wide for its incredible blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, purchased the world re-known “Heavy Metal Magazine” in 1990 and serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. For more information visit

About Four Horsemen

The End is Here-Welcome to the Apocalypse! Adam Cahill is a warrior bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. But sinister forces strike against him and send him into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the Four Horsemen to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of Humanity. This title was created and co written by video game mastermind Michael Mendheim.  In addition to the works of Simon Bisley, the series will feature additional art by the late Stan Winston, Tim Bradstreet, Chad Fidler, and Dave DeVries, and script written by co-writers Mike Kennedy and Sean Jaffe. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Book One: Helldiver is available on Amazon at


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