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UPDATE: As of Friday, July 25th, all issues of Metal Gods are available as DRM-Free through ComiXology. More information about this can be found on the FAQ page provided by ComiXology.

We realize that some of you out there don't like Digital Rights Management or DRM for short.  We don't blame you.  DRM poses a lot of problems.  You probably know most of them, but from our point of view, the areas of concern are as follows:

  1. DRM makes sharing content across computers very difficult
  2. It makes makes sharing content with friends or family almost impossible
  3. It creates a hostile environment between content creators and those who want to enjoy the content 
Unfortunately, comiXology does use DRM in its applications and there's no real way to get away from that; however, here at Von Allan Studio we've found a few solutions.  The first one is only partial; aside from comiXology, we're working with the Ingram Content  Group to offer additional purchasing options for Metal Gods.  This will allow you to purchase (for the exact same suggested retail price as the issues offered on the comiXology platform) PDF versions of Metal Gods.  We've deliberately set those issues up to be DRM-free, but unfortunately you still need to use Adobe Digital Editions to read them.  You can purchase purchase Metal Gods in this form through a wide variety of retailers.  Some of these include:
Still, that's not ideal for many of you.  Eventually what we'd like to do is offer direct DRM-Free downloads to you through this website.  So DRM-free PDFs, epubs, or CBR/CBZ files that you can read, share, and do with what you'd like.  We're certainly influenced by Image Comics' decision to go DRM-free as well as the ol' DIY nature of webcomics.

If this is something you're passionate about, please do get in touch with us and let us know what you think.

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Publishing Information

ISSN 2292-7654

ISBN for Issue 1: 978-0-9781237-6-5

ISBN for Issue 2: 978-0-9781237-7-2

ISBN for Issue 3: 978-0-9781237-8-9

About Metal Gods

Nick Connelly was a hard-working guy; he'd been a heavy metal roadie, a mechanic, a steel worker, and even a volunteer firefighter. He liked his adventures blue-collar and down to earth...unlike his wayward parents, Art and Wanda, a flaky duo whose own adventures took them from one charismatic charlatan to another. Nick and his girlfriend, Lou, were used to the postcards they got, filled with glowing words about the newest savior; Nick and Lou rolled their eyes but Art and Wanda always came back eventually, a little lighter in the wallet but happy...until, one time, they didn't.

As the weeks and months passed without any sign of the pair, Nick and Lou finally packed up the ole van and set off to find them...and what they found was worse than they could've imagined. Art and Wanda hadn't just taken up with another religious salesman in a cookie-cutter suburb somewhere...this time they'd sworn allegiance to a truly evil force; an ancient demon that existed only to tear the universe apart. Wipe out humanity. Poison the world. And it had the power and minions to do it, too. Nick and Lou only had each other to draw on...their courage; their love; and, of course, their van.

So, it's Nick and Lou against zealous cultists, supernaturally altered humans, well-armed flesh 'n blood thugs, and a powerful corporation, each of whom wants the demonic power for themselves. And the prize? Not just the safety of Art and Wanda...but the future of the entire world.

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts

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Metal Gods has been funded by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa through the Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts.

Biographical Info

Von Allan - Writer and Artist

has been living and breathing comics in the Great White North for a number of years and has built an active and well-respected presence in the larger comics community. He has written, penciled, and inked a number of short stories and two full-length, original graphic novels. Both books were well received by fans, retailers, and critics and continue to sell today: the road to god knows..., the heartwarming story of a teenager growing up with a schizophrenic mother; and Stargazer, an all-ages sci-fi/fantasy adventure.

Sam Boswell - Editor

Sam Boswell has been finding dangling modifiers, correcting spelling, and fixing misused apostrophes in fiction, non-fiction, university theses, graphic novels, technical manuals, and government bureaucratese for almost 20 years. She lives in Ontario, Canada, and, when she's not solving language problems for other people, she can be found deep in a book, untangling yarn, or digging in the garden.

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