June 15, 2024 - NEWS - Heavy Metal Is In The Process Of Reactivating
Discussions on Discord have confirmed the previous rumors are true; Heavy Metal is returning with Frank Forte as the Editor-In-Chief. The magazine has the same owner as before.

May 24, 2024 - 2022 SDCC Issues Added To Magazine List
With my recent update to the Magazine List, it looks like I missed 2 variants. In 2022, issues #314 and #316 had San Diego Comic Con exclusive versions with a metal cover.

May 21, 2024 - NEWS - Is Heavy Metal Alive?
According to Bleeding Cool it is. And Frank Forte is the new Editor-In-Chief.

May 21, 2024 - Do Not Order From HeavyMetal.Com
Since around 2021, there have been increasing reports about people not receiving their items purchased online, and subscriptions not being fulfilled. It seems at that time there were 2 warehouses. Since 2017, Bandwear in Texas is one of the fulfilment services. They have most of the pre-2020 issues. There's another company in New Jersey that had most of the 2020+ issues. Against my own warnings, I decided to test this, and place a few orders. I feel like the set up is the same today. I ordered a couple issues from the 1980's and 1990's. Bandwear fulfilled these. They seem to be active, communicating, and sending purchases. I haven't ordered anything from Heavy Metal in a long time because their packaging was always really bad. There are still reports from people that actually do get something from the New Jersey company that the packaging is still really bad. But surprisingly, Bandwear packaged their issues well. However, even with decent packaging, these old issues were still in horrible shape; it's like they were rescued from a flood. I requested new issues sent out, and they did, but the replacement copies were still in the same condition. I ordered a handful more issues from 2013 to 2019. All but 1 issue arrived in perfect condition. The one that didn't, I requested a replacement, and that copy had the same problems. I also ordered #298 from 2020. It arrived in perfect condition. Unfortunately it was the wrong version. When I let them know, I was refunded and the site was updated to "Out of Stock". I also ordered a few issues from #299 and up. None of those were shipped and I lost my money. I guess the New Jersey company was supposed to handle these. Bandwear couldn't help me with that issue; they don't have information about the other company. Any email sent to anything @heavymetal.com received no reply. I know somehow Heavy Metal uses Shopify, but contacting them, I only got the automatic reply, "We have already created an issue related to your order", with no follow up. So, again, I do not recommend ordering from Heavy Metal. Your mileage may vary. Condition is not guaranteed. And if the order is fulfilled by the New Jersey company, then expect your money to be gone, and have nothing to show for it.

February 29, 2024 - Moebius Issue Added To Magazine List
I've had a change of mind. I previously didn't consider the 1981 issue Heavy Metal Presents Moebius as a real Special Edition. But after learning about the UPC numbers, and seeing that it's the first issue to use the code for all future Special Editions, I've decided to add it to the Magazine List. I have more details in my FAQ. I didn't update the Covers pages; that's a lot of work for my very out of date web design software. I've also updated the Checklist, combining the regular and special editions, as accurate as I could figure out in order of the date they were released, and including all the new issues. Because of all the variant covers, the later half of the checklist is a bit messy, but it's the best way I could figure it out in a condensed form.

February 20, 2024 - NEWS - Is Heavy Metal Dead?
Maybe not. But itís been very ill, and for almost a year there have been little to no signs of life. This is old news from last year, but I felt I had to report on it. Heavy Metal haven't released any new magazines since April 2023. I do not recommend buying anything from HeavyMetal.com right now; the store is still taking orders and money, but there are many reports of people not receiving anything. Iíve updated the History page to include what has gone on for the past 12 years. Thanks mainly to Variety, Bleeding Cool, RM Rhodesí page a day, and fredís HM fan blog, where I pieced together a lot of the information from. Iíve also updated the Magazine List with very basic information (no index) for 2012-2023.

May 20, 2022 - Love, Death + Robots Season 3
Season 3 of Love, Death + Robots is now on Netflix.

May 5, 2022 - Heavy Metal The Movie In 4K
The 1981 Heavy Metal movie is out now in 4K. The release features a SteelBook case, 2160p UHD Dolby Vision, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, and a new 9 minute retrospective feature. And for the first time on Blu-ray, it also includes Heavy Metal 2000.

May 14, 2021 - Love, Death & Robots Season 2
Season 2 of Love, Death & Robots is now on Netflix. Since 2011 there have been a lot of Heavy Metal related media releases and format updates. I've updated my Movies page (and Collectors List) to reflect this.

November 30, 2020 - Search Is Back

In 2014, the service I was using for searching, Atomz, was shut down, and I lost my Search feature. Only 6 years later, I've updated my page to include a simple Google Search! I still have no plans on updating this site further though. I know it's really out of date, ugly, and a lot has happened with Heavy Metal over the years. But I also have no plans on removing the site. It's still here for pre-2012 historic information. Hopefully a functioning Search will make this a little easier.

February 01, 2014 - NEWS - New Owners For Heavy Metal
This site has been very quiet, but there are some interesting things happening with Heavy Metal. Variety has the details.

November 12, 2011 - 10 Years
I started this Heavy Metal Magazine Fan Page on November 12, 2001.  Now, 10 years later, I've decided to semi-retire the News portion of my site.  I will also be removing any future unreleased projects, such as movies and games.  I will also stop posting new issues of the magazine.  The majority of the rest of my site will remain the same, focusing more on the history of Heavy Metal, rather then the future of the franchise.  The reason for this change is that I'm looking to free up some of my own free time.  I love doing this site.  It's a hobby I enjoy.  But keeping this site updated does take up a lot of time.  However, my site won't be completely abandoned.  By freeing up my updating time, it will give me more time to tidy up or expand the rest of my site.  I may also add new things from time to time after they're released, such as new movies, or magazines.  In the world of Heavy Metal, there are many things to look forward to, such as movies.  Of course the new Heavy Metal movie with Robert Rodriguez, that has been quiet since the announcement in July.  Metal Hurlant Chronicles is also quickly coming up (check out the newest trailer).  It still needs to find a home in North America though.  Europe will start seeing it April 2012.  I'm not sure what's happened to the Barbarella remake.  It's been quiet for over a year, and was in slow development even before then.  Although Captain Sternn looks promising, as it's currently developing a 3 minute trailer to promote to studios.  Fistful Of Blood has also been quiet for the last year.  Although there's a new movie recently announced, called Sundown Seven.  Could this be the same project, just updated?  It will also have a graphic novel published by Heavy Metal at some point.  And of course there's War Of The Worlds: Goliath.  This is the one project I will keep posting news on, until it's released, which should be mid-2012.
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