Scott Snyder revealed a Cliff Chiang variant cover for Dark Nights: Metal, Snyder's super-mega-crossover event with Greg Capullo from DC Comics.
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) August 4, 2017
Prompting one follower to ask:
This is an homage to "Heavy Metal"???
— The Read Pile (@TheReadPile) August 4, 2017
And indeed, the similarities are obvious:
That's the famous painting by Chris Achilleos, used for the movie poster, home video release artwork, and the cover of the September 1981 issue of Heavy Metal magazine. Achilleos also designed the look of the character, Taarna, depicted in the 1981 movie's final sequence. But it could be said that the art style has more in common with the Azrach comics by Moebius which inspired that sequence:
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Cliff Chiang's DC Metal variant cover…