Thursday, January 26, 2017

Metal Hurlant, Blade Runner, and French sci-fi comics

Metal Hurlant, Blade Runner, and French sci-fi comics

As the 40th (!) anniversary of Heavy Metal approaches, it's as good a time as any to think back on how that magazine changed the field of graphic art and science fiction.

Here is a link to a well written and informative article about the pop culture origins of Metal Hurlant and its influence on the sci-fi movies of the 70s and 80s.


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

The Blade Runner sequel trailer looks pretty promising please don't let the movie suck! i hope you get a chance to check out the comment i left under your Star Reach (Cody Starbuck) posting i think you'll find it interesting.

tarbandu said...

Shlomo Ben, glad to see that my 'Cody Starbuck / Star Reach 1974' post brought back some genuine 80s sci-fi memories for you.......that's what this blog is all about !

I just obtained a copy of Howard Chaykin's controversial 'Shadow' comic book series from 1986. A review will be posted here at the PorPor Blog before too long,