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 cities of Blade Runner around the images in the comic and The Fifth Element (designed by Moebius) also shares a number of aesthetic choices with it.

So what I am saying is that if you like cool shit you should check it out.

A warning: the comic is very NSFW. It becomes vaguely pornographic (there are exposed breasts and tentacles attacking penises and people getting shot throughout), which is to honestly to be expected from the creative team and the publication. I will have to say that the scene where that occurs (I don’t want to spoil anything for you) is my favorite in that comic, and maybe my favorite in comics, period.

I will probably make a post at some point where I read the two or three pages and justify that statement.

Anyway, here is a sample.


You can read the entirety of the work here.

Sadly most of Moebius’ work in English is woefully out of print. You can buy a copy of it here, and it only looks like it will set you back $20 or so.

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