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Heavy Metal magazine delays!   Grrrrrrr!!

Does anybody here subscribe to Heavy Metal magazine?  I've been reading them since the 80's and really have really loved them over the years!  Each issue is a treasure that I carefully preserve.

I'm really frustrated with them lately tho.....  I hadn't received my July issue so I emailed them and said it would be out by the end of August, that deadline passed.  Then I got a postcard in the mail saying the latest issue would be out by the end of September

WTF!!   Only 6 issues a year and you guys can't even do that?

Honestly too, I think the magazine was better in the 80s & 90s, it had such variety with all kinds of little shorts and surprises hidden in it ~ a very enjoyable read with my not knowing what to expect next when I turn the page.  Now it's just a couple stories thrown into a magazine and lacks passion  IMO

Maybe after this 3 yr subscription runs out I might not renew, unless I see some real life come back into it.
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I don't subscribe, but I used to love reading Heavy Metal back in the 80's! I'll have to check out a recent issue.
 
I didn't know they were still printing new editions. I had a subscription in the 80s.
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I had to email them and ask for my May issue in July. I have a feeling I'm going to have to do the same for this latest one.
 
I emailed them too.  Did you get the postcard they sent, basically saying "We know we know" and making lame excuses about how their last issue was the 35th Anniversary edition so therefore the next issue is delayed?

My thoughts re that mailing "Oh you guys worked so hard I guess you don't have to meet your deadlines for the rest of the year?  Something is very wrong over there"  
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No postcard, but I got an email. I think I didn't get a postcard because my whole subscription is a mystery to them. they sent the May issue to me in an envelope from the old NY office.
 
How long have you been reading HM?  Do you read any other graphic novel magazines?  :-D
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Just HM right now. I subscribed out of the same nostalgia for the old issues that I lusted over as a kid.
 
I also loved MAD when I was a kid, haven't picked one of those up in ages.

And I have Asimov's Science Fiction magazines from the 70s thru the 90s.  Amazing find at a local junk store - a whole trashbag full of these beautiful little treasures!  Just the right size to throw into my pocketbook.  :-D
 
They have had their cycles of good and bad in the past. They were hard to get back in the 80s at times, even when you ran a comics store. I haven't seen a new issue in a few years, I used to get them at our local gaming store bu the store no longer carried  magazines (they stopped this a couple of years back).

Even when I could get them in the past 5 or 6 years the real 'passion' was gone from them and the art was either really poorly done or simply porn pretending to be art and not worth keeping.
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