Heavy Metal, the venerable sci-fi/fantasy magazine that spawned one of the coolest animated films of all time, is heading to Comic-Con this weekend – and the makers are looking to wow fans at the event as they outline their plans for the future.
The company, now run by Jeff Krelitz and David Boxenbaum, will be unveiling several awesome new items as they transition into a full-on media-production company. “This is an opportunity to connect with the fans and listen to what they want to see as well as presenting them with our vision,” Krelitz told Variety.
Part of this vision involves an awesome new Mondo poster for their planned reboot of Heavy Metal as a film. Sure to be one of the most sought-after items in San Diego this weekend, the new print is the work of Kilian Eng, and is available at the company’s booth. Limited quantities of a Japanese variant will also be available.
If you’re more into action figures, the guys have you covered. Retroband has crafted figures based on characters Taarna, Harry Canyon and B-17 Gunner from the original film. These will be shown as part of an art installation at the booth. No word on whether or not these figures might be put into production for retail sale at some point, but we can hope.
Krelitz reveals the figures and posters are to demonstrate their appreciation for the history of Heavy Metal – but it can’t hurt in terms of drumming up interest in the reboot, too.
If you’re in San Diego for Comic-Con this weekend, be sure to head by the Heavy Metal booth to check out all of the amazing stuff on display and nab copies of the posters before they’re gone.
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