Many exclusive and elusive collector’s items can be found at San Diego Comic-Con if you know where to look. We’re here to tell you how you can get your hands on a piece of comic book history from a legendary artist. Appearing in color for the first time ever, Heavy Metal magazine is bringing versions of Barry Geller and Jack Kirby’s “Lord of Light” artwork to the pages of issue #276. As for Comic-Con, they’ll have a limited edition of those same prints available in psychedelic blacklight color!
Rarely seen, the artwork inspired by Roger Zelazny’s novel is also of historical significance. Anyone who’s seen Argo will recognize these drawings as the artwork used to provide cover to the CIA’s Operation: ARGO, which helped free American embassy workers during the Iranian coup in 1979. Now you can have a piece of that history to add to your very own collection.
Based on “Lord of Light” by Roger Zelazny, conceived by Barry Geller and Jack Kirby, colored by Mark Englert, these stunning prints were produced in strictly limited editions of just 50 each, with a small number available for preorder on the Heavy Metal website now. All orders must be picked up in person at Comic-Con during all hours of the show at the Heavy Metal booth (#1529). Each of the images will be released every three hours during the convention, and they’ll be posting to Facebook and Twitter when they’re available.
Additionally, we’ve got an exclusive look at Geller’s “Science Fiction Land” blueprint which was also based on his work with Kirby. Check it out along with images of the “Lord of Light” artwork below: