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Iconic Sci-Fi Comic Brand Heavy Metal Moves Into TV With Adaptation Of Blake Northcott’s ‘Arena Mode Saga’

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Heavy Metal, the iconic science fiction and fantasy magazine, is making its first moves into television with an adaptation of Blake Northcott’s trilogy of novels Arena Mode Saga.


The company is adapting the books for the small screen with the first book in active development after optioning the rights to the sci-fi thriller.

Heavy Metal, which was first published in 1977, is known for its blend of dark fantasy, science fiction, erotica and steampunk. It is responsible for the illustrated magazine, a slate of comics, a podcast network and the 1981 feature film Heavy Metal, which featured the voices of John Candy, Eugene Levy, Harold Ramis and Ivan Reitman. Read full story at

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