The comic book magazine, Metal Hurlant, is near and dear to my heart. Besides being the predecessor to Heavy Metal, Metal Hurlant was the home of my first two freelance stories as a writer as well as leading to my first screen work in Metal Hurlant Chronicles. So when Humanoids puts out a press release talking about it, I pay attention.
The publisher has released a new logo today:
We're told that the new logo, done by Humanoids' senior art director Jerry Frissen, will be used in connection of some new projects to be announced later in the year involving both publishing and entertainment. It's not that different from the previous logo… just a word less French.
Metal Hurlant, French for Screaming Metal, was created back in 1974 with Humanoids by Moebius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas. The publisher has been lead through most of it's history by CEO Fabrice Giger, had this to say:
"Since the 70s, METAL has been part of worldwide pop culture. It has always been a symbol of the strong ties that exists between the comic book world and the movie industry. BLADE RUNNER and MAD MAX's creators, to name only a few, shared the same creative and innovative spirit. A spirit that has never faltered across Humanoids' many ventures, and that is now being revitalized in the form of this new logo and movement!"
There were reports over two years ago that Doctor Who and Being Human scribe Jamie Mathieson was going to reboot the television series Metal Hurlant Chronicles, but there has been no movement on that since.
Learn more about Humanoids at humanoids.com