Biting the dust a few days away from retirement is a bit of an action movie cliche. But in the case of Heavy Metal’s new scifi comic, the mere threat of it could have ramifications for the entire galaxy if Henry Waters, guardian of Earth, meets his end. This is The Doorman, and we’ve got an exclusive look at the first…
2015 was a great year for comic books, and 2016 is shaping up to be just as exciting—and financially ruinous. Seriously, take a deep breath, look longingly at your wallet, and get ready to write up your pull list of some of 2016's coolest sounding comics.
There’s been a bit of a running trend of comics getting picked up for movie adaptations even before they release an issue—and Heavy Metal’s next big creator-owned series, Interceptor, is joining that trend. We sat down with writer Donny Cates to discuss the wild new series, and what it’s like having your comic turned…
Costumed shock rockers GWAR paid a visit to A.V. Undercover this week to destroy, nay, annihilate, Cyndi Lauper’s “She Bop” (with a bonus segue into another instantly recognizable “Bop” song).
Since the Doom Patrol days, Grant Morrison has helped reshape superhero comics—and his recent Multiversity has been a fascinating experiment. But now, he’s taking on a new challenge as EIC of Heavy Metal, the venerable comics magazine. We talked to him about the future of comics.
Last month, Heavy Metal magazine announced it would be bringing color versions of Jack Kirby’s iconic Lord of Light (and later Operation Argo) art to print the very first time. Before that happens though, io9 is proud to reveal some of the images — as well as how you can get your hands on prints of it at SDCC this…
Comics legend Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the most iconic comic book creations of all time, and some of it helped to smuggle six Americans out of Iran as part of Operation Argo. Now you’ll finally get a chance to see this artwork in color for the first time, courtesy of Heavy Metal’s August issue.
Particle physicist and musician Piotr Traczyk has taken data plots from the historic discovery of the Higgs boson and converted it into music that can be played by two guitars. Heavy metal guitars, to be more precise. The result is as nerdy as it is excellent.
In the 1980s, allegations of ritual abuse at a preschool in Southern California led to the longest, most expensive trial in U.S. history. The McMartin Preschool case — which resulted in zero convictions — became emblematic of a much more widespread phenomenon known as Satanic Panic.
Peter Bebergal's Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll is a must-read for anyone who prefers their music loud, riff-driven, and loaded with lyrics about Satan, wizards, and mystical quests.
Well, that was quick. Even though Syfy only began airing the 12-episode, French scifi TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles (shown above) this past April, the channel has already hired Who and Being Human writer Jamie Mathieson to make its own adaptation.
If you're going to do a Game of Thrones inspired ballet, you could set it to traditional classical music. Or, you could do the right thing and perform it to music it deserves: savage, crushing heavy metal. Meet the Brutal Ballet company.
There are more comic book adaptations on the way: one movie, and two TV shows. Simon Kinberg talks the alternate 1980s in X-Men: Apocalypse. Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam yet again. Check out amazing Avengers 2 concept art. And American Horror Story adds a soap opera alum to its cast. Spoilers now!
Image Comics' Rat Queens is being made into an animated series! Weta Workshop animation studio Pukeko Pictures will team up with Heavy Metal to adapt the comics series by Kurtis J. Weibe and Roc Upchurch into a 30-minute television show by the same name.
With its second season almost wrapped, the 2012 French TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles — based on the adult scifi/fantasy magazine we know as Heavy Metal — will finally premiere on the Syfy Channel this April. There's slave girls, spaceships, and guys with swords trying to take out giant robots. Interested?
The Tumblr blog MovieBarcode offers us a very different look at some of our favorite films. Individual frames from each film are compressed into thin digital strips and compiled into barcode-like sequences, giving us a sense of how the color palette changes across a film and sometimes across a franchise.
This is sort of a catch-all for two categories that didn't quite deserve their own pages: monologues that start out as a voiceover, and then turn into someone talking to the camera; and voiceovers that are just sort of demented, silly or satirical. They're both a bit different from your standard science fiction…
Science fiction and heavy metal rub up against each other in many ways. They're both implicitly concerned with technology — metal has machine rhythms and electric instruments. They both grapple with difficult questions about human nature. And both canons include huge swathes of art that focuses on the grossest,…
The classic pulp comics mag Heavy Metal is finally getting its own TV show... in France. Behold the first sex and violence-stuffed trailer for the new series. Syfy, it's time to stop production on Lake Placid 8 and pony up the cash to air this in the US of A!
The works of Mexico City artist Raul Cruz envision a far-off future where Aztec and Mayan aesthetics mesh with yet-to-be-invented technologies.