For many of us, reading has always been a passion. Books and printed material dominated the world for decades until DVDs and eBooks on the Internet arrived. Yet traditional manuals and books made of paper have not lost their charm to all. People still love to have their own libraries with an assortment of colorful magazines and books on various topics. You will see hundreds of magazines on a newsstand and everyone has their favorites, which they read regularly.

Heavy Metal Magazine (History)

For those who take pleasure in reading books and turning the words into pictures in their minds, Heavy Metal Magazine offers loads of fictitious tales and short stories. This American magazine features a blend of science, dark fantasy and erotic stories. Leonard Mogel publishes this magazine. It so happened that when he was in France to attend the inaugural ceremony of the French edition of the National Lampoon that he discovered a French magazine called Metal Hurlant, which means ‘Howling Metal’. He was impressed by the magazine, which was dedicated to adolescents and male sexual fantasy, and decided to start an English version of it by the name ‘Heavy Metal’. He successfully published the first edition in 1977 and it was well received. It was a glossy, pictorial magazine with graphics and life like pictures.

What was in Heavy Metal magazine?

To start with, Leonardo included the translations of authors like Jean Giraud, Milo Manara, Enki Bilal Phillippe Druillet and Tanino Liberatore. Thus, he did not have to spend much on these editions.

Heavy Metal is an adult magazine that features text and content for adults. The illustrations include sexy images of boys and girls whose nude pictures serve as the trademark of the magazine. Blood-splattering violence and pictures that ignite sensuous feelings also form a major part of this magazine.

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Heavy Metal Magazine - converted into Movies

Heavy Metal magazine became so popular and prominent among readers that that filmmakers were inspired to bring the characters to life. Thus, in 1981 the magazine’s serials were converted into an animated film. The film took 3 years to complete and was made with a budget of $9,300,000. It was one of the highest budget films of those years with graphic excellence, nudity and violence - a combined form of adult entertainment. While the magazine had a controlled version of sex, nudity and violence in it, the movies displayed them in an enhanced manner by tying up desperate stories, mixing up the frames and blending various animation houses together. The film hit the box office with a good response from its fans. However, there was some problem with the music rights and this delayed the release of videos.

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Where can you purchase Heavy Metal Magazine editions?

There are many places where you can buy editions of Heavy Metal magazine. You may subscribe to the magazine; this works out cheaper than purchasing individual editions. If you do not wish to have a subscription, you can step into any of the local magazine shops and purchase a copy. Alternatively, quite a few online stores offer Heavy Metal magazines at a normal price. While a few of them do not incur any extra shipping charges, some of them sell the magazine at the print rate. Sites such as ...

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