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  • Watch “Rakka,” a New Short by Neill Blomkamp

    It was just a month ago that Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie, dropped a Twitter hint about his experimental film studio. Now we’ve got the product itself from Oats Studios: “Rakka,” a 22-minute exploration of life in the year 2020, when humans are under the slimy thumbs to some very nasty …

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  • 14-Page Preview of Heavy Metal 286, the Magick Special!

    New issue time! Issue 286, the Magick Special, is hitting subscribers’ mailboxes right about now, and will be in stores next week, and we won’t lie—this one’s amazing, Heavy Metal fans! Where do we even start—well, the covers would seem to be a good place. Cover A is by David Stoupakis and it depicts our …

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  • Arcing Toward Ecstasy: The Bold, Sensuous Art of Rubens LP [13 Images]

    Art was a matter of destiny for the Brazilian illustrator Rubens Lopes Pires Júnior, who is better known as Rubens LP. “I had no other way to go, there was nothing else I could choose,” he tells Heavy Metal in our current issue (#285). “I was born into a family of art lovers. I’ve always …

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  • The Dark, Addictive Art of Matt Bailey [11 Images]

    Matt Bailey modestly lists his occupation as “tattoo apprentice” on his @baileyillustration Instagram profile, but to his 200,000-plus followers he’s a vital artist on paper and in the virtual world. His simple ink drawings, usually captioned, don’t necessarily scream “tattoo”; indeed there’s a medieval, tarot-card simplicity and

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  • Apollonia Saintclair’s Alternate Erotic Reality, Where the Pleasure Is All Yours [13 Images]

    There’s no need to be coy in this case: Appolonia Saintclair does some sexy pictures. Sexy, sexy pictures. Heavy Metal readers from back in the day might note that she’s in the tradition of European erotica represented by artists like Milo Manara and Guido Crepax; look back another few generations and you might land on …

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  • New Trailer for “Valerian” Is Everything You Want It to Be

    How badass is the latest trailer—posted today—for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets?: Valerian is directed by Luc Besson, and based on the French comic-book adventures of Valerian and Laureline. The first Valerian story appeared in Pilote magazine in 1967, and the duo’s “spatio-temporal” adventures, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by

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  • Watch the Short Horror Film “John the Carpenter”, an Homage That Isn’t a Ripoff

    From its title, you know a lot about “John the Carpenter” before seeing a single frame. Yes, it’s an homage to director John Carpenter, and a very good one at that. The music is probably its strength; Jared Dymbort (who plays John) has completely nailed that ominous, insistent synth sound that Carpenter (who composes his …

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  • Gorillaz Drop 4 Videos Ahead of First Album in 6 Years

    Gorillaz, the world’s most successful virtual band, have kept a low profile in recent years—their last studio album, The Fall, came out in late 2010. What’s more, the group, visualized and co-conceived by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn, hasn’t been seen in a new music video since 2012. With the release of the video for …

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  • Bernie Wrightson’s Prints and Paintings (14 Images)

    Here’s another look at the work of the late Bernie Wrightson, the legendary illustrator and comics artist who died March 18. For a little more about Bernie, see our previous post on his Swamp Thing covers. Wrightson was known for his work on comics and comic magazines like Swamp Thing and Warren Publishing’s Creepy, and …

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  • On Sale Now: The Doorman Collected!

    Good news, comics lovers: The Doorman, the standalone miniseries that we published in 2016, is now available as a collected edition. To refresh your memory, The Doorman is a comedic sci-fi adventure written by Daniel Kibblesmith (of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), and features art by Kendall Goode. What’s …

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