Image Comics will be releasing a 20th anniversary publication of Paul Pope’s Eisner Award-nominated, science-fiction/cyberpunk classic Heavy Liquid this June 19th. Collecting all five issues designed and edited by Pope himself, it’s restored the artwork to its original “widescreen” format (wider that typical US comics), and features a newly refined two-color palette. It will also present the opening and closing 16 pages in full color, including newly designed artwork for this edition and all of the original “virgin” cover designs, with logos and added type removed.
We’ve got a preview to share with you and another book that makes me realize how old I’m getting. 20 years! What!?
In a future where New York has evolved into a sci-fi metropolis, Heavy Liquid follows a fugitive called “S”—on the run from a murderous gang—who becomes entwined in a mystery that’s littered with love and drugs. At the heart of this mystery is an addictive substance called Heavy Liquid that’s both a drug and an art form. In his search for the one artist skilled enough to render Heavy Liquid into a perfect sculpture, S finds himself battling deadly psychopathic foes as well as the inner demons of addiction. If he can survive these physical and mental trials, S might just discover the shocking secret behind heavy liquid, and find a love he thought lost forever.