View Full Version : Moebius dies at age 73

Old Dryfoot
03-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Moebius, aka Jean Giraud has died at age 73.

I was a tremendous fan of his work, his Heavy Metal stories in particular, which he help to found in the `70's.


Flying Orca
03-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Me too. News of his death has prompted me to decide to begin acquiring every issue of HM, in order.

03-12-2012, 05:43 PM
A huge imagination.



Old Dryfoot
03-13-2012, 08:43 PM
I really regret selling my Heavy Metal collection when I stopped reading the new issues some 10 years ago. It was not a complete run as I was not a subscriber and purchased them based on the featured stories for that particular month. Still at the time I don't think I was missing more than a dozen or so issues. I think my favorite recurring story would have been the Druuna series, and of course RanXerox, Den, or any Corben story was an automatic buy.

Geez... now I really, really regret selling them. :(

Vince Brennan
03-13-2012, 08:46 PM
I did not know he existed until he did not.

An interesting man. Apparently I missed out on a considerable ouvre of imaginative art.

Ah, well. I'm far too left to possibly appreciate anything that Donn would consider interesting, anyway. My cross in life.:d:d:d:d

Flying Orca
03-13-2012, 08:49 PM
I encountered it young - ten or eleven - and was instantly hooked. Bought it sporadically for years but never kept issues. I've never really had the urge to acquire every issue of a magazine before, but I think I might just do it now.

Bruce Taylor
03-13-2012, 09:03 PM
I encountered it young - ten or eleven -.

Me too...in Pilote (a French BD weekly), before he moved on to Métal Hurlant. Mind-blowing stuff, for a kid who was obsessed with writing and drawing comics.

03-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Some of the best but only rarely on sale in our backwater .

03-13-2012, 09:19 PM

Old Dryfoot
03-13-2012, 10:01 PM


03-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Sorrry but I'm out of the loop on this...

RanXerox yeah!

03-13-2012, 10:14 PM
He was my favourite in heavy Metal. I have most the HM on disc...and a number of the 80s and 90s in hard copy.
I lost interest in HM when the content started to concentrate on sex and violence.