1984 - 1994
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1984 was an adult fantasy black and white illustrated science-fiction fantasy magazine with very mature subject matter compared to the standards of American comics of the time. To exploit the popularity generated by provocative, mostly European, mature themed comics introduced by HEAVY METAL Magazine, Warren literally went over the top with stories featuring kinky sex, BDSM, cannibalism and other controversial subjects.
Published by Warren Publishing from 1978 to 1983 and edited by Bill Dubay. The title of the magazine was changed to 1994 with issue #11, February, 1980 from a request by the estate of George Orwell. The magazine ceased publication in February, 1983 with issue #29 when Warren filed for bankruptcy.
Contributing to its demise was an unauthorized adaptation of Harlan Ellison's short story, "A Boy and His Dog" but Ellison refused permission the use of his work. By simply reworking the script it was published in issue #4 as "Mondo Megillah" but was still obvious plagiarism and Ellison filed a lawsuit, which he won.