Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Erotica (from the Greek Eros —"desire" or "curiosa" works of art including literature, photography film sculpture In the mid-1970s, while publisher Leonard Mogel was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, he discovered the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant which had debuted December 1974. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Métal Hurlant is a French magazine of Science fiction and horror Comics, created in December 1974 by Comics artists This is a list of Comics -related events in 1974. Related year entries List of years in comics | 1973 in comics | 1974 in comics The French title translates literally as "Howling Metal. "
When Mogel licensed the American version, he chose to rename it, and Heavy Metal began in the U. S. on April, 1977 as a glossy, full-color monthly. Events January February February 26: 2000 AD is launched Initially, it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in Métal Hurlant, including work by Enki Bilal, Jean Giraud (also known as Moebius), Phillippe Druillet, Milo Manara and Philippe Caza. Enki Bilal (born Enes Bilalović on October 7, 1951) is a French Comic book creator, Comics artist and Film director Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist. Philippe Druillet (born June 28, 1944) is a French Comics artist and creator, and an innovator in visual design Milo Manara, byname of Maurilio Manara (born September 12, 1945 in Luson, Bolzano-Bozen) is an Italian Comic book Caza, the Pseudonym of Philippe Cazaumayou (born November 14, 1941 in Paris) is a French Comics artist. The magazine later ran Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's ultra-violent RanXerox. Stefano Tamburini ( August 18 1955 &ndash April 1986 was an Italian graphic artist author and publisher Gaetano Liberatore, better known as Tanino Liberatore (born April 12 1953) is an Italian comics author and illustrator RanXerox, or Ranx, is a Science fiction Graphic novel series by Tanino Liberatore and Stefano Tamburini, two Since the color pages had already been shot in France, the budget to reproduce them in the U. S. version was greatly reduced.
Heavy Metal's high-quality artwork is notable. Work by international fine artists such as H.R. Giger has been featured on the covers of various issues. Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. Hans Ruedi Giger (ˈɡi ɡɚ (born at Chur, Grisons Canton, February 5, 1940) is an Academy Award -winning Swiss Terrance Lindall's illustrated version of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost appeared in the magazine in 1980 and is generally considered to be the greatest rendition of the poem done in the 20th century. Terrance Lindall is an American artist who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1944 John Milton ( 9 December, 1608 – 8 November, 1674) was an English Poet, Prose Polemicist and An epic is a lengthy Narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation Paradise Lost is an Epic poem in Blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton.  Many stories were presented as long-running serials, such as those by Richard Corben, Pepe Moreno and Matt Howarth. The term " serial " refers to the intrinsic property of a series &mdash namely its order. Richard Corben (born October 1 1940) is an American comic book artist best known for his illustrated Fantasy stories in Pepe Moreno is a Spanish comic book artist writer and pioneer video game developer who has been drawing professionally in Spain, other countries in Matt Howarth is an artist/cartoonist who created among other things the Comic book series Those Annoying Post Bros, Savage Henry Illustrator Alex Ebel has contributed to this magazine over the course of his career. Alex Ebel (1932&ndash is a Fantasy and Science fiction illustrator
The magazine is currently owned and published by Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For the Boston Celtics assistant see Kevin Eastman (basketball coach Kevin Brooks Eastman (born 1962 is an American comic book Publication of the French magazine ceased in 1987. It resumed in July 2002 under the French name Métal Hurlant, edited by Les Humanoïdes Associés. The publishing house Les Humanoïdes Associés was founded in Europe in 1974 by Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet, Bernard Farkas and Moebius
The founding editors of the American edition of Heavy Metal were Sean Kelly and Valerie Marchant. Art director and designer John Workman brought to the magazine a background of experience at DC Comics and other publishers. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company
After two years, Mogel felt the lack of text material was a drawback, and in 1979, he replaced Kelly and Marchant with Ted White, highly regarded in the science fiction field for revitalizing Amazing Stories and Fantastic between 1968 and 1978. Ted White (born February 4, 1938) is a Hugo Award -winning American writer known as a Science fiction author and editor as well as Amazing Stories was an American Science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback 's Experimenter Publishing. Fantastic was a fantasy and Science fiction magazine published in the United States from 1952 to 1980 White and Workman immediately set about revamping the look of Heavy Metal, incorporating more stories and strips by American artists. White's main solution to the problem of adding substantive text material was a line-up of columns by four authorities in various aspects of popular culture: Lou Stathis wrote about rock music and Jay Kinney dug into underground comics, while Steve Brown reviewed new science fiction novels and Bhob Stewart explored visual media from fantasy films to animation and light shows. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — Lou Stathis ( 1952 - May 4, 1997) was an American author critic and editor mainly in the areas of fantasy and science fiction Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Jay Kinney (born 1950 is an American author editor and former underground Cartoonist. Underground comics (or comix) are Small press or self-published Comic books that began to appear in the US in the late 1960s A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Bhob Stewart is an American writer editor artist and film maker who has written for a variety of publications over a span of five decades Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting The bouncing ball animation (below consists of these 6 frames A laser lighting display or laser Light show involves the use of Laser light to entertain an audience
In 1980, Julie Simmons-Lynch took over as editor, and her new slant on text material was the showcasing of non-fiction by well-known authors such as Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison. Richard Corben (born October 1 1940) is an American comic book artist best known for his illustrated Fantasy stories in Den is a Fictional character created by Richard Corben. He first appeared in the animated short film Neverwhere (1968 Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is a prolific American author best known for writing Science fiction. Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American Writer of Short stories, Novellas, Teleplays Later, a review section labeled "Dossier", featuring short pieces by a variety of writers, was edited by Stathis and Brad Balfour. There were also interviews with such media figures as Roger Corman, Federico Fellini, John Sayles and John Waters. An interview is a conversation between two or more people (the interviewer and the interviewee where Questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from Roger William Corman (born April 5 1926) sometimes nicknamed "King of the Bs" for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this as inaccurate Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( January 20 1920 &ndash October 31 1993) was an Italian Film John Thomas Sayles (born September 28 1950) is an American Independent film director and Screenwriter who frequently John Samuel Waters Jr (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Celebrity, In 1986, Heavy Metal dropped back to a quarterly schedule, and then went bi-monthly in 1989. Simmons-Lynch remained the editor until 1991 when Kevin Eastman acquired the magazine and became both publisher and editor. For the Boston Celtics assistant see Kevin Eastman (basketball coach Kevin Brooks Eastman (born 1962 is an American comic book
In 1981, an animated feature film was adapted from several of the magazine's serials. Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. Made on a budget of USD$9,300,000, under production for three years, Heavy Metal featured animated segments from several different animation houses with each doing a single story segment. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Heavy Metal is a 1981 Canadian Animated film from executive producer Leonard Mogel who was also the publisher of Heavy Metal Another house animated the frame story which tied all the disparate stories together. A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc is a narrative technique whereby an introductory main story is composed at least in part for the purpose of Like the magazine, the movie featured a great deal of nudity and graphic violence, though not to the degree seen in the magazine. Nudity is the state of wearing no Clothing. The term' "nudity" can also occasionally be used to refer to wearing significantly less clothing than expected Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or abuse The word is used broadly to describe the destructive action of natural phenomena like Storms and Earthquakes For example, in its Den segment, it did not display the blatant male genitalia of its print counterpart. Den is a Fictional character created by Richard Corben. He first appeared in the animated short film Neverwhere (1968 A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined is any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute The film featured such SCTV talents as John Candy, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman. Second City Television (SCTV was a Canadian television Sketch comedy show offshoot from Toronto's The Second City troupe that ran between John Franklin Candy (October 31 1950 &ndash March 4 1994 was a Canadian Comedian and Actor. Eugene Levy (born December 17, 1946) is a Canadian Emmy - and Grammy Award -winning Actor, Television director Harold Allen Ramis (born November 21, 1944) is an American actor director and writer specializing in comedy Ivan Reitman (born October 27, 1946) is a Canadian film producer and director It did reasonably well in its theatrical release and later gained something of a cult status, partially because a problem with music rights resulted in a delay of many years before the film became available on video. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans.
Another animated feature film alternatively called Heavy Metal 2000 and Heavy Metal: F. Heavy Metal 2000 is the 2000 sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal, based on the fantasy magazine of the same A. K. K. ², with a budget of $15,000,000, was released in 2000. The year 2000 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films Please note that following the tradition of the This direct-to-video release was not based on stories from the magazine, but instead was based on The Melting Pot, a graphic novel written by Kevin Eastman and drawn by artist Simon Bisley, who based the appearance of the female protagonist after nude model and B-movie actress, Julie Strain, the wife of Kevin Eastman. Simon Bisley (born March 4 1962) is a British Comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Julie Strain (born February 18, 1962) is an American actress and model. Strain later lent her vocal talents to the movie, portraying the character modelled after her likeness. It spawned a video game in 2000, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.². A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Heavy Metal FAKK² ( FAKK2) is a Third-person shooter Computer game made by Ritual Entertainment in 2000 An independent video game was also spawned in 2001, Heavy Metal: Geomatrix. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Heavy Metal Geomatrix is a fully 3D arena Fighting game released in 2001 by Capcom for the Sega NAOMI and Dreamcast
In March 2008, reports circulated that David Fincher will direct a new animated Heavy Metal feature for Paramount. David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film and Music video director known for his dark and stylish portraits of Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California.