Heavy Metal Magazine in the ’70s: The Back Covers

Heavy Metal was such a vital showcase, particularly in the early days, that there was a wealth of material, and sometimes the art on the back cover was as good or nearly so as what got the glory spot up front.

Science Fiction Reality: Five Ways That Technology is Catching Up with Imagination

by Joshua Sky It’s an incredible time to be alive. The average American has a better quality of life than royalty that lived a century ago. We have limitless information that can be summoned in an instant, and it seems that all one needs to start a company is a great idea, a laptop and […]

‘Chrome Angel Murders,’ New From Simeon Aston, Heavy Metal Cover Artist

Simeon Aston’s detailed cyberpunk visions have appeared on the cover of Heavy Metal (issue 294, the Industrial Special) and in the pages of Megadeth: Death by Design, as well as his own Metal Made Flesh graphic novels. Now he’s teamed up with writer/filmmaker Jason Turner to produce The Chrome Angel Murders: Blood Quantum, a graphic […]

Shades of Taarna: The Strokes’ ‘At the Door’ Is a Familiar Cosmic Saga

The Strokes have posted a video for their latest single, “At the Door,” and we’re tempted to call it an homage to the 1981 Heavy Metal movie. There’s no Taarna per se, but there is a female protagonist who wields a giant sword and slices up some scummy bad guys. There are spaceships galore and […]