Hollywood has what we like to call dump months. These are the couple of times a year where studios toss the movies they don’t think are going to do well at the box office. January is the biggest one, since no one can afford to do jack after the holidays, but August is the summer dump. Still, we’ve seen some great (and…
GWAR has done it. Slayer has done it. KISS went off the goddamn chain to do theirs. And now, Iron Maiden is joining in on the metal band comic trend—or, more specifically, its longtime mascot Eddie is.
Months ago, DC Comics killed the version of Superman that comics legend Grant Morrison re-introduced as a jeans-wearing, fatcat-stomping crusader. But Morrison isn’t bitter. He’s got more cool shit to make. Like a toilet that travels through time picking up cool bands before they lost their mojo.
The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords we need to impress our peers, no matter where we are. In a post on Degenerate State, the scientist took the lyrics off DarkLyrics.com,“the largest metal lyrics archive…
Screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen, The Scorpion King and the upcoming Black Widow movie) will adapt Michael Morici’s comic ReincarNATE for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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!
It doesn't get any more metal than this. This headbanger filmed a video of himself spinning his head and making his hair whip in dizzying circles while working construction jobs. It's so hardcore badass but also incredibly goofy and fun all at the same time. He rocks out with his caulk out.
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.