Separated At Birth: Cliff Chiang’s #DCMetal Variant And Heavy Metal (The Movie)?

Posted by August 4, 2017 Comment

Scott Snyder revealed a Cliff Chiang variant cover for Dark Nights: Metal, Snyder’s super-mega-crossover event with Greg Capullo from DC Comics.

Prompting one follower to ask:

And indeed, the similarities are obvious:

That’s the famous painting by Chris Achilleos, used for the movie poster, home video release artwork, and the cover of the September 1981 issue of Heavy Metal magazine. Achilleos also designed the look of the character, Taarna, depicted in the 1981 movie’s final sequence. But it could be said that the art style has more in common with the Azrach comics by Moebius which inspired that sequence:

But here in the column formerly known as Swipe File, it is not we who decide what has or has not been Separated at Birth. For legal reasons, U-DECIDE!

Cliff Chiang’s DC Metal variant cover…

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(Last Updated August 4, 2017 3:39 pm )

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