Yesterday, Heavy Metal Entertainment announced a partnership with GlobalComix to make available their monthly magazine and comics to digital users. The debut of Heavy Metal’s catalog is today, June 2nd, and readers can subscribe and read Heavy Metal under the GlobalComix GOLD subscription for $7.99 a month.
“GlobalComix represents a new innovative twist in a much-needed vertical of the comic book space,” Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney said exclusively to CBR. “We at Heavy Metal are excited to join forces with GlobalComix as they grow, and we can not wait to see where the platform goes.”
The subscription will give readers unlimited access to GlobalComix’s entire digital library of comics, graphic novels, and manga. GlobalComix may have a wide range of options for reading, but monthly payments are split between the creators whose stories you read, and the company keeps just under $2 out of the cost.
Readers can visit Heavy Metal’s GlobalComix page here, which is now live.
For more on this news, read the official Heavy Metal press release below.
June 2nd Los Angeles, CA (June 2nd, 2021) — Heavy Metal Entertainment, the premiere storyteller of cutting-edge science fiction, fantasy, and horror, is thrilled to announce a partnership with GlobalComix to host Heavy Metal’s titles on the revolutionary digital reading and distribution platform for comics, graphic novels and manga. Heavy Metal’s catalogue, debuting on the GlobalComix on Wednesday, June 2nd, will feature its legendary illustrated monthly magazine and a slate of comics. Heavy Metal’s catalogue of titles will be a part of the GlobalComix GOLD subscription, which is available for $7.99 per month. With the GOLD subscription, readers will have unlimited access to GlobalComix’s entire digital library of comics, graphic novels and manga. GlobalComix’s goal is to support indie creators, so monthly payments are split only between the creators whose stories you read, and the company keeps just under $2 out of the cost. The subscription service is similar to that of streaming services like Netflix, but GlobalComix also supports the indie comic book community with this pay model. “GlobalComix represents a new innovative twist in a much-needed vertical of the comic book space. We at Heavy Metal are excited to join forces with GlobalComix as they grow, and we cannot wait to see where the platform goes,” said Matthew Medney, CEO of Heavy Metal. “In a short time, GlobalComix has demonstrated a keen understanding of the challenges that face small publishers and indie creators, and offered compelling solutions for sustainability and growth in digital,” said Kris Longo, Heavy Metal’s Chief Sales Officer. “We look forward to connecting with new fans on this platform who are hungry for the kind of sci-fi, fantasy and horror comics that only Heavy Metal can offer.” “We are extremely delighted to be bringing the world of Heavy Metal to comic fans worldwide”, said GlobalComix CEO Christopher Carter. “Not only do they produce really high quality art and stories that fit well with our horror and science fiction communities, but perhaps more importantly, Heavy Metal is keenly aware that digital publishing extends beyond just simply putting comics in an app and rather goes further into the realm of community building and fan engagement. We’re looking forward to engaging and delighting comic fans together with stories, artwork, events, and much more in the coming months.” A selection of issues of Heavy Metal Magazine, the world’s foremost illustrated science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine, will be available for fans and new readers on GlobalComix’s site, spanning from issue #261 to the most recent issue. First published in 1977, 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. Now published monthly, Heavy Metal Magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent and established creators, featuring serialized and standalone stories and indepth interviews with artists, writers, directors, and more. Additionally, GlobalComix will present popular titles from Heavy Metal’s comic slate, including George C. Romero’s The Rise and Cold Dead War, Stephanie Phillips’ Taarna: The Last Taarakian, Dan Fogler’s Brooklyn Gladiator, Fishkill, and Moon Lake, Brendan Columbus’ Savage Circus, and Denton J. Tipton’s Chasing the Dragon from Heavy Metal’s Magma Comix imprint. VIRUS imprint comics like Never Never and The Red will also be available to read. Heavy Metal’s titles are illustrated by a stellar lineup of comic book artists, including Simon Bisley, Ben Templesmith, Diego Yapur, German Ponce, and Al Barrionuevo. Readers can visit Heavy Metal’s GlobalComix page here, which will launch on June 2nd with a complete catalogue of titles: https://globalcomix.com/a/heavy-metal/comics
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