Heavy Metal magazine is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. It was licensed from the French magazine Metal Hurlant and began in the U.S. as Heavy Metal in April 1977.
Noted for it’s high quality artwork the magazine draws in fine artists from all over the world as contributors that create long running serials or iconic one off stories and art for the magazines pages. In 1981 an animated feature film was adapted from several of the magazines serials, it has become a cult classic. The magazine continues to attract a variety of artists to create for the magazine and collectors continue to search for iconic Heavy Metal editions.