HEAVY METAL heats up the post-holiday season with the wonderful Winter Special. Managing editor, Tim Seeley, and artist Paolo Armitano, serve up a Christmas nightmare on a planet where gift giving is mandatory... or else! Justin Jordan & Chris Anderson share a 21st century vision of holidays to come in "Black Metal Messiah". Cullen Bunn shows us a world of Xmas past in "A Knight So True". Eschenbach & Gavin Smith bring us a sci-fi version of "Bethlehem". Ron Marz & Bart Sears conjure up a holiday gone straight to the Trolls, and much, much more! Pop artist Brandi Milne gives a a candy coated cover and gallery special. Continuing in this issue is Richard Corben's "Murky World".