Heavy Metal (magazine)
|Editor In Chief|
|Frequency||Six times per year|
|First issue||April 1977|
|Company||HM Communications, Inc. (1977–1992)|
Metal Mammoth Inc. (1992–present)
Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and
When Mogel licensed the American version, he chose to rename it, and Heavy Metal began in the U.S. in April 1977 as a glossy, full-color monthly. Initially, it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in Métal Hurlant, including work by
Mogel published Heavy Metal under the name HM Communications, Inc. After starting as a monthly, beginning with the winter of 1986, Heavy Metal dropped back to a quarterly schedule, continuing until March 1989, where it then switched over to a bi-monthly publication period. HM Communications published 136 issues in 16 volumes from April 1977 – March 1992.
Meanwhile, the original Métal Hurlant had ceased publication in France in 1987. It resumed in July 2002, published by
Eastman sold the magazine to digital and music veteran David Boxenbaum and film producer Jeff Krelitz in January 2014. Eastman continued to serve as publisher of the magazine and is a minority investor in the new Heavy Metal.