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Preview: ‘Soft Wood,’ Heavy Metal’s New Humor Magazine!

Get ready for Soft Wood — the first new humor magazine to launch in the U.S. since National Lampoon crashed newsstands in 1970! Here at Heavy Metal we see everything; we see a lot of swords and spaceships and monsters and dystopian wastelands, but we also see comedy and absurdity and satire. Our creators and […]

The “Heroin Diaries” Team on Making Nikki Sixx’s Memoir a Graphic Novel

The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal, presents Sixx’s 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley and illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, Patricio Delpeche, Kelsey Shannon, Roy Burdine and Kieron […]

Alfonso Azpiri, Heavy Metal Artist, 1947-2017

We were saddened to learn that Alfonso Azpiri, frequent Heavy Metal contributor in the 1990s and early 2000s, died of cancer in Villalba, Spain, on Friday August 18. (His death has been covered in Spanish-speaking press, but we don’t have a link to an English-language obituary.) Azpiri’s most famous creation was Lorna, a sexually insatiable […]

Preview Gallery 5: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show is going on NOW, having opened last night at Copro Gallery in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. The show runs through August 19—you can get more of the deets and the full list of artists here: Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show Opens […]