Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heavy Metal February 1984

'Heavy Metal' magazine February 1984



February, 1984……in rotation on MTV is ‘New Moon on Monday’ by Duran Duran, ‘Here Comes the Rain Again’ by Eurythmics, 'Jump' by Van Halen, and Rockwell’s ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’.

The latest issue of Heavy Metal magazine features a front cover by Enrich and a back cover by Ballestar. This is one of the better issues of 1984, with strips by Corben, Caza, Jose Font, and ‘Salammbo II: Carthage’ by Druillet. There are also the ongoing installments of ‘Tex Arcana’, ‘The Third Incal’, and ‘Ranxerox in New York’, as well as the usual crap: ‘I’m Age’ by Jeff Jones (by now, seriously unhinged in regards to his Gender Identity), ‘Valentina the Pirate’ by Crepax, and ‘Rock Opera’ by Kierkegaard, Jr.


Having acknowledged the existence of MTV, the hipsters in charge of contributing columns to the Dossier section of the magazine reinforce their capitulation with a lead-off article about  music video producer Brian Grant, and a worshipful overview of rising star Paul Young.




Elsewhere, there is an article devoted to a documentary about strippers....


The sf books section provides a photo of Norman Spinrad wearing a very bad hairpiece.....



The Dossier Hipsters are most excited by a film director named Martha Coolidge, whose 80s films nowadays are entirely forgotten......




Below, I've posted Corben's 'Roda and the Wolf'.








4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Corben's work. It's weird, crazy, primal, and ya can't take your eyes off it. I always enjoy seeing his stuff. thanks.

MPorcius said...

The Spinrad novel they are pushing in this issue, Void Captain's Tale, is the only Spinrad I've actually liked.

fred said...

Corben's use of Esperanto for dialog was perplexing. The video game articles in Dossier are amusing in hindsight.

knobgobbler said...

Weird... the human face of the werewolf in Corben's tale looks a whole lot like 'Bob' from Twin Peaks.