‘Heavy Metal Magazine’ – Fantasy Comic Review


‘Heavy Metal Magazine’ – Fantasy Comic Review

The Bottled Imp – Episode 111
We’ve always said that the fantasy genre is wide and far reaching. We always said that reviewing fantasy books, board games and films is great. But what else is out there? What else can the fantasy genre express itself?

Now I don’t really read comics. There, I said it. I know, for some that will be a hard pill to swallow. For others, it’ll be neither here nor there. Not sure why I don’t read them but I’ve never really been drawn to them (yes, see what I did there!). I used to read Superman and Batman comics when a very small lad but somewhere along the line I never made it to the grown up world of graphic novels and adult comics.

So it’s with great pleasure to delve, albeit temporally, into this foreign land. Regular Bottled Imp viewer and all round nice guy Andy Craig (who happens to work for Games Workshop), watch our review of the ‘Heavy Metal’ film: https://youtu.be/rUpMOXtFgzg and very kindly helped me out with my knowledge of the origins of the film.

I’d seen the posters for the ‘Heavy Metal’ film as a kid but never know what it was all about. Well, let me tell you, it’s certainly not for kids! We need to go back to 1975, when the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant had debuted January 1975. It was American publisher Leonard Mogel who was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, that first noticed this strange magazine who’s actual translated name means ‘Howling Metal’.

Mogel promptly brought it back to America to create the English version and the rest as they say, is history. The magazine is still going strong to this day after continuous publication.

Also, within this episode, I chat about fantasy artists John Blanche and Ian Miller and their early book ‘Ratspike’ when they were working for Games Workshop. Another love of Andy’s. I’d mentioned in a review that I loved Ian Miller’s pen and ink work and low and behold it turns out Andy knew him. But that is for another day…

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