Category Archives: Heavy Metal

Slipping Moorings

Some panel from Heavy Metal that I didn’t track very well.

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Heavy Metal Editor’s Note December 1978

This is the Xmas issue of HM. This is for all the people who saw one once and no one believed them. This if for all the people who have a fierce hairy animal living inside. Who believe it’ll all … Continue reading

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Colonization by Mezieres

I am super busy getting ready for a conference so I don’t have time for proper bloggings. Here is a one-page comic called “Colonization” by Jean-Claude Mezieres. I think it is pretty cool.   From Heavy Metal vol.2 #1

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A Charles Vess Art

An untitled Charles Vess drawing/painting/art from Heavy Metal #12

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On 1996

1996 is a serialized comic by Chantal Montellier published in early issues of Heavy Metal magazine (also in this really expensive volume by Vertigo). It functions in much the same way that 1984 does, although there isn’t a narrative that stretches through all of the comics. … Continue reading

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The Long Tomorrow

“The Long Tomorrow” is a short story by Dan O’Bannon and Moebius that appeared in Heavy Metal in 1977. Serialized over several issues, “The Long Tomorrow” is (probably) one of the more influential pieces of future noir; Ridley Scott supposedly based the … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note to Heavy Metal v1 #8

In our local bookstore and yours, too, in the section where the self-help books were (replacing the women’s liberation books, which in turn had replaced the American Indian volumes after the Black Studies tomes), we now find shelves of science … Continue reading

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The Opening Editor’s Note for Heavy Metal Magazine

Metal Hurlant means “screaming metal” — whatever that means. It was, and still is, issued by the Associated Humanoids. The magazine appears to be the work of an alien intelligence, as indeed it is. It is French. French is a … Continue reading

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