Heavy Metal Magazine Fall 2006 | CBR | 52 Mb
Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. 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. The French title translates literally as “screaming metal.”
When Mogel licensed the American version, he chose to rename it, and Heavy Metal began in the United States on April, 1977 as a glossy, slick full-color monthly. 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 and Phillippe Caza. The magazine later ran Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's ultra-violent.