Heavy Metal began life as the French magazine Metal Hurlant, before being taken up by publisher Leonard Mogel for its reincarnation in 1977. A sci-fi fantasy comic, it forged a reputation for sexual imagery and content designed to appeal to both guys and girls, and originally utilised authors such Milo Manara and Tanino Libertore.
It was through the artists that it would become most famous, with Esteban Maroto and H.R Giger both contributing pieces during the 80s. A film inspired by the serials featured in the magazine was released in 1981, which failed to inspire the die-hard fans. Hopefully Roberto Rodriguez, who purchased the rights to Heavy Metal in 2o11, will be able to put that right.
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