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20 ‘Weird Tales’ Covers: Iconic Visions of Horror and Fantasy

The pulp magazine Weird Tales began publishing in 1923, and is still publishing, albeit sporadically, to this day. Unquestionably, Weird Tales’ glory years stretched from the late ’20s to the late ’30s. In 1928, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos first saw the light of day with the publication of “Call of Cthulhu” in the pages of […]

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A New Borat Moviefilm: Watch the Trailer

Borat is back in the US and A — provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen managed to shoot a Borat sequel earlier this year just as COVID restrictions were being lifted, and it’s more of the dangerous guerrilla comedy you’ve come to expect. Here’s the trailer: And yes, we said dangerous. The movie was kept more or […]

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Watch Parts 1 & 2 of ‘In Ashes,’ Smashing Pumpkins’ Animated Saga

The Smashing Pumpkins’ 20-track double album Cyr is set for a November 27th release, but the band has already begun issuing singles. Five of them come with animated videos that add up to a five-part animated dystopian fantasy tale called In Ashes. The first two episodes are the videos for “The Colour of Love” and […]

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Coming 2021: More Frank Frazetta Covers!

Frank Frazetta’s art will be appearing on the cover and within the pages of future issues of our magazine, thanks to a deal between Heavy Metal and the Frazetta Art Museum. “There are few brands in the world that demand the respect of my father’s ar,” said Frank Frazetta Jr., owner and operator of the […]

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Gerry Conway: ‘Cancel Every Existing Superhero Comic Book’

The comics industry is a mess, and it’s messy at the top, which doesn’t make sense. While Marvel and DC both have seen great — even wild — success in the movie business, they struggle to sell physical comic books. Gerry Conway entered the field in his teens in the ’60s, and became a prolific […]

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Ron Cobb, Designer of Nostromo and McFly’s DeLorean, 1937-2020

Designer Ron Cobb, responsible for the Nostromo spaceship from Alien and the time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, has died at the age of 83. Cobb’s other familiar credits include Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Conan the Barbarian, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Last Starfighter. Alien was Cobb’s breakthrough. […]

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Neon Wasteland 2: A Cyberpunk Comic in Augmented Reality

Rob Shields had an amazing first in Heavy Metal’s history — his cover and feature for issue 289 was Heavy Metal’s first step into augmented reality. Viewing the cover or pages through an AR app, readers could watch animations and unlock hidden content. That was just a small taste of the kind of radically innovative […]

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Moebius’ Surreal Jimi Hendrix Portraits

Of all the images Moebius created in his career, some of the most affecting are his fantasy-ified portraits of Jimi Hendrix. These were produced for Emotions Electriques, a ’90s book by journalist Jean-Nöel Coghe — with whom there was some Moebius-Jimi history already. Moebius created the wraparound album cover for a 1975 French release combining […]

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Len Wein Speaks: a NERTZ Podcast Director’s Cut

A very special tribute episode of NERTZ in which Mathew Klickstein’s 2014 interview with legendary (and, as of 2017, late) comic book creator and icon Len Wein (co-creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, et al; editor of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, etc.) is expanded and explored, delving into the changing face of the comic book industry today. […]

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The Mandalorian Season 2: Watch the Trailer

The trailer for season 2 of Disney/Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian is here — and it promises some great scenes. Check it out: Honestly, if you grew up loving the Star Wars universe, any TV or movie that nails the scenery is appealing, but season 1 of this show turned out to be a good watch as […]

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