Grant Morrison to take Editor-In-Chief Chair at ‘Heavy Metal’ Magazine

Heavy Metal is one of those magazines that I’ve definitely gotten a cultural contact high off – I’ve seen the 70’s animated movie, own probably 28 things with Frazetta’s art on it, as well as exposure to artists like Mobius and H.R. Geiger – but a magazine I’ve never actually opened.

But starting in 2016, comic book superstar Grant Morrison will be taking over as editor-in-chief for Heavy Metal magazine. I think it’s an intelligent move; Morrison’s earliest gigs were with 2000 A.D., whose own magazine is very Heavy Metal flavored. Plus, I’m willing to bet the current owners (no one you’ve heard of) are banking on Morrison’s unending popularity to super inject their magazine with new found relevance. I’m thinking it’ll work.

I love Morrison’s punk rock attitude toward comics, and am legitimately looking forward to the opportunity to crack open a Morrison edited issue.

Source: EW

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jh montgomery

I'm a guy with opinions. Some of those are about science fiction. Like a voice shouting into a hurricane of voices, I write about science fiction for Hush Comics. I grew up watching the original Star Trek with my mom in our basement. I have shockingly few memories of it, apart from the silver and gray grid covered VHS boxes old Star Trek tapes came in, but it left it's mark forever. My first memory of being in a movie theater was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. A group entered dressed as the crew of Star Trek, acting the part (the man dressed in Vulcan robes addressing the man with a middle-aged lesbian perm as captain). I nearly lost my mind with the excitement of sharing a theater with Leonard Nimoy. No no, my mom would tell me: that's someone dressing up. Impossible. Later, I would walk in on my parents watching the wrong movie at the wrong moment and be mortally terrified of alien abductions from the age of eight to thirteen. This fear was so strong, I couldn't watch the X-Files until it came to Netflix. As a teenager, hearing the theme song coming from another room in the house would give me anxiety. Science fiction, at its best is the pursuit, and evolution, toward transcendance: cultural, technological, spiritual. Transcendance marked me early, and forever.

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