Lot 149 of 725:
35 issues of Heavy Metal: Adult Illustrated Fantasy Magazine  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Heavy Metal: The Adult Illustrated Fantasy Magazine - 35 issues, including Volume 1, Number 1

Author:
Kelly, Sean and Valerie Marchant

Place:

Publisher:
HM Communications, Inc.

Date:
1977-1980

Description:

35 issues of the magazine. Including: Vol. 1, Nos. 1-13 (the first 9 issues are housed in a publisher-issued white binder with black lettering; Vol. II, Nos. 1-13, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-13, and Vol. IV, Nos. 1-7.

The origin story of this hyper-illustrated erotic fantasy magazine is as follows, according to Issue # 1: "Metal Hurlant [a French magazine] found its way even unto the New York offices of the National Lampoon, where the editors sit around hoping to see something they can't see through. After a series of transatlantic phone calls resulting in the permanent hospitalization of the FBI operative assigned to tapping our line, it was agreed that America should be exposed to the contents of Metal Hurlant for its own good. A series of high-level conferences concluded that Heavy Metal was the least comprehensible title for the magazine, and it was thus adopted. Certain American artists famous for their obscurity were relieved of their manuscripts, and now, as you can see, Heavy Metal #1 has been published. And the rest is science fiction." Beautifully illustrated inside and out, this is a great collection. With artwork by Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, plus many others.


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Condition:
Some slight wear to wrapper edges from handling; near fine.


 
Item number:
248704
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