Hello Uglies. Heavy Metal Entertainment is thrilled to announce that The Boulet Brothers, the legendary horror hosts, producers, drag icons, and creators of reality competition TV series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, will be taking over this year’s Halloween issue of Heavy Metal Magazine!
Dracmorda and Swanthula Boulet host this spooky spectacular issue, guiding readers into dark and demented worlds with their own scary stories as well as horror tales created by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Starward) and pro wrestler Danhausen; RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Katya Zamolodchikova, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, Yvie Oddly; American Horror Story director Axelle Carolyn; Steve Foxe (Razorblades, Party & Prey) and artist Isaac Goodhart (Catwoman, Postal). The gorgeous and glamorous cover is created by artist Dan Quintana (Batman, Something is Killing the Children covers).
“Taking over Heavy Metal Magazine for Halloween is one of the things we are most excited about this coming season. Heavy Metal Magazine is iconic and it’s an honor to appear on the cover and to actually be able to write a few comics of our own for the issue. A lot of people aren’t aware of this but we actually got our start in the comic book industry, so being able to connect the place where we started in comics to where we are working now in horror, drag, and television is a full circle moment and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Dracmorda Boulet.
Added Swanthula Boulet: “We were also really excited to be able to work with our friend Steve Orlando on this who we feel is one of the most driven comic book writers working today. Steve worked with us and some of our friends from the drag and horror space to also develop their own stories for the issue, so you’re going to see original comics from Katya, Alaska, Yvie Oddly, and (American Horror Story director) Axelle Carolyn as well. They all did a great job and we can’t wait for audiences to see the finished product.”
“The Boulet Brothers and Heavy Metal—what an incredible pairing to help bring together for this Halloween!” remarked Steve Orlando. “Here we’ve got a meeting of icons known for subversion, pushing the envelope, questioning the expected, and unquestionably pushing creativity forward. Whether it’s comics, prose, drag, horror, filth, or glamour, these icons are more than trendsetters—they’re trendbusters, trendbreakers. So am I excited to be part of this first of its kind Halloween Takeover? Hell yes! There’s an awesome Halloween artifact coming your way from all involved, including first-ever comics work from pro wrestler and blimp-enthusiast Danhausen and co-creator of the blazing new hit horror comics anthology Razorblades, Steve Foxe!”
Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney said: “Heavy Metal is always about pushing the envelope, pushing the narrative, and creating conversation in the pop culture zeitgeist. Teaming up with The Boulet Brothers helps to move forward our narrative of inclusion, freedom of choice, and being your most beautiful self. We cannot wait to share this issue dreamed up by the crazy glamorous, disgustingly outrageous minds of Swanthula and Dracmorda Boulet, and many incredibly talented nightmarish creators, in this audacious tale told through the Heavy Metal lens.”
The Boulet Brothers Halloween Takeover issue of Heavy Metal Magazine (issue #311) will be available on October 27th in comic shops, bookstores, and online on Comixology, GlobalComix, and at heavymetal.com, and will be available for pre-order. The special issue is priced at $13.99.
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About Heavy Metal Magazine:
First published in 1977, Heavy Metal Magazine, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction, and thrillers, in the past, present, and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal Magazine was the first magazine to bring European legends like Moebius, Enki Bilal, and Pepe Moreno to the U.S. while showcasing American superstars like Richard Corben, Jim Steranko, and Bernie Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent and established creators. Now published monthly, Heavy Metal Magazine features serialized and standalone stories, artist galleries, and interviews. Heavy Metal Entertainment is home not only to its iconic magazine, but also an incredible slate of comics and prose novels, a podcast network, and television and film projects. With CEO Matthew Medney now at the helm, Heavy Metal promises to boldly go where no one has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…experience Heavy Metal. Join us at www.heavymetal.com.
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