Heavy Metal is a US sci-fi/ fantasy comics magazine started in the 1970s. It blends dark fantasy and science fiction with erotica, and it was inspired by the French magazine Metal Hurlant ("screaming metal"). Artists contained in the pages of the magazine include H.R. Giger, Richard Corben and Alex Ebel. At this time, Heavy Metal is owned and run by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman.