Former DC Executive Creative Director Named HEAVY METAL's New Publisher/'Chief Creative Overlord'

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Venerable sci-fi anthology magazine Heavy Metal has named David Erwin as Publisher and 'Chief Creative Overlord', as announced in The Hollywood Reporter.

Erwin was previously creative lead on Hasbro's Transformers franchise, and prior to that was Executive Creative Director of DC.

“Unlike the other publishers of fiction, Heavy Metal is a destination brand recognized for cutting edge and inventive stories within the sci-fi, fantasy and horror space,” Erwin stated. “It has influenced many of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers over the years, and we’ll continue to be a prime source of inspiration by continuing to deliver our brand promise of great stories and art, as well as maintaining its rock-n-roll attitude of making your parents a bit uncomfortable.”

Erwin replaces Kevin Eastman, who had served as publisher since 1992.

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