Grant Morrison Takes 'Heavy Metal #281' for a Spin

Grant Morrison Takes 'Heavy Metal #281' for a Spin

By John Tamarri

A special issue, dedicated to sex, 'cause we've never seen that before in the Heavy Metal series. 26 Jul 2016 // 10:30 AM

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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