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V6.5 Heavy Metal - Aug 1982

V6.5 Heavy Metal - Aug 1982

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Cover - "Voltomat" - Thomas Warkentin
p.04-05 - "Dossier: Nu Vinyl: Ear Movies" - Lou Stathis and Steve Stiles
p.05 - "Dossier: Nu Vinyl: Screen Axer" - Annette Collica
p.05 - "Dossier: The Electric Warhol" - Gus Patukas
p.06-07 - "Dossier: Cheap Shrills" - Daphne Davis
p.06 - "Dossier: Duck Suit" - Kim Thompson
p.07 - "Dossier: Raw Rap (In All One Syllable Words)" - Bhob Stewart
p.08-09 - "Dossier: Aldiss And More..." - Lou Stathis and Brian Aldiss
p.08-09 - "Dossier: SF Retreads" - Bob Mecoy
p.11-19 - "Freak Show" - Bruce Jones, Berni Wrightson, and Michelle Wrightson
p.20-24 - "The Voyage Of Those Forgotten" - Pierre Christin and Enki Bilal
p.25-32 - "The Ape" - Silverio Pisu and Maurilio "Milo" Manara
p.33 - "Amusing Stories Section" - Carlo Moggia
p.34-37 - "Amusing Stories Section: A Day In The Log Of The City of Alger" - Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Enki Bilal
p.38-45 - "Amusing Stories Section: Right Smack In The Middle Of A Cold War" - Jean-Luc Fromental and Jean-Louis Floch
p.46-49 - "Amusing Stories Section: Classics From The Intergalactica Museum" - R. D. and Michael Gross
p.50 - "Amusing Stories Section: The Final Tap" - Philippe "Caza" Cazamayou
p.51-58 - "Amusing Stories Section: The Story Of The Flaxen-Haired Princess, The Beautiful Doe, And Big Ol' Kittycat" - Nicole Claveloux
p.59-60 - "Amusing Stories Section: The Bugle" - Bill Plympton
p.61-64 - "Amusing Stories Section: Suburban Love Story" - Gerry Capelle
p.65-69 - "Amusing Stories Section: See Spot Run" - Dan Steffan
p.71 - "Chain Mail"
p.71 - "Chain Mail: Illustration" - Jean "Mœbius" Giraud
p.73-76 - "Den II" - Richard Corben
p.77 - "I'm Age" - Jeff Jones
p.78-81 - "The Incal: The Incal Light" - Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jean "Mœbius" Giraud, and Yves Chaland
p.82-85 - "Zora" - Fernando Fernandez
p.86-91 - "Yragaël" - Philippe Druillet
p.94-95 - "Rock Operetta" - Rod Kierkegaard Jr.
p.96 - "The Bus" - Paul Kirchner
Back Cover - ""Just A Bit Off The Top, Mack!"" - Christopher Mark Brennan

Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, published beginning in 1977. The magazine is known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction, erotica and steampunk comics. Unlike the traditional American comic books of that time bound by the restrictive Comics Code Authority, Heavy Metal featured explicit content.

The magazine started out primarily as a licensed translation of the French science-fantasy magazine Métal hurlant, including work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius), Chantal Montellier, and Milo Manara. As cartoonist/publisher Kevin Eastman saw it, Heavy Metal published European art which had not been previously seen in the United States, as well as demonstrating an underground comix sensibility that nonetheless "wasn't as harsh or extreme as some of the underground comix – but . . . definitely intended for an older readership".

Heavy Metal's high-quality artwork is notable. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger, Frank Frazetta, and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues. Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's RanXerox series debuted in the States. Terrance Lindall's illustrated version of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost appeared in the magazine in 1980. Many stories were presented as long-running serials, such as those by Richard Corben, Pepe Moreno and Matt Howarth.

Illustrators like Luis Royo and Alex Ebel contributed artwork over the course of their careers. An adaptation of the film Alien named Alien: The Illustrated Story, written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Walter Simonson, was published in the magazine in 1979.

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