The most recent issue of Heavy Metal Magazine (#293) includes a Stephen King-penned short story called Little Green God of Agony that appeared as a web comic in 2012.
The synopsis of Little Green God of Agony is as follows:
Katherine “Kat” MacDonald is an RN hired to care for wealthy client, Andrew Newsome, who has gone from doctor to doctor trying to find a quick cure for his lingering pain to no avail. She is convinced that he would overcome the injuries he sustained in an airplane crash but he is unwilling to endure the pain of physical therapy. In desperation, Newsome has hired a healer, Reverend Rideout, who promises to “expel” his pain.
Here’s a full summary of what’s included in the issue:
Heavy Metal Magazine brings you tales of horror From Beyond The Darkness in issue #293. Horror master, Stephen King, and artist Dennis Calero introduce you to the Little Green God of Agony – Aliens searching for the afterlife, unfortunately, find what they’re looking in S.O.L.U.S. – Pahek delivers a story of space exploration gone wrong in Green Grower – Aliens from alternate dimensions find more than what they bargain for in Doppeldamons – A revolutionary war battle takes a dark turn in White Death by Diego Agrimbau and Eduardo Risso – finally Heavy Metal’s new Managing Editor, Time Seeley, delivers a futuristic punch with a Megadeth’s Holy Wars: Punishment Due. Continuing in this issue is Murky World by Richard Corben chapters 6 & 7. Finishing in this issue is The Door by Michael Moreci & Esau Escorza. Galleries by Flavio Greco Paglia, Denis Zhbankov and John Kenn Mortensen.
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