Altered Comic Stories

This page lists Altered Comic Stories. Some changes are made by Mr. Corben, some (censorship) by somebody else.

Some stories are reprinted B&W instead of color. If there is no other difference, those stories are not included here.

A

"Alice in Wonderlust"
: Anomaly #4 (1972)
: Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
Art is more or less the same (fading in the end more clearer), but text is rewritten during relettering. Story is the same, but some words and expressions are changed.

"As Though They Were Living!"
: Vampirella #30 (1974), Vampirella [GB] #1 (1975), Comix International #1 (1975), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998).
: In Spain: as "Brujería", Rufus #9 (1974)
Female breasts.

"The Awakening"
: Slow Death #4 (1972), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
: Rip in Time #4 (1987)
Old man's pupic hair and visible crotch line has removed (on first frame of sec. page).
In France: as "L'éveil de Wao le laid", Actuel [II] #31 (197?)
Only known existing color version. Prob. colored by French publisher.

HardJohn #1: "An Angel Shy of Hell" aka "Hard John Apple"
: Creepy #64 (1974), Comix International #3 (1976), Eerie #106 (1979), Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998).
: In Spain: as "El mercenario del diablo", Vampus #40.
Nude nymphs dressed up with swimming suits.

B

"Bloodstar" aka "King of the Northern Abyss"
: Bloodstar [Morning Star] (1976) [6 pg Preview, as "The Slaying of Satha", Ariel [#1] (1976)]
: Bloodstar [Ariel] (1979)
Comic story art is similar, but the entire story is rewritten by John Pocsik. Saga is divided in chapters. Every chapter starts with two extra explanation page (text on black background). See more [synopsis].
: Heavy Metal #45 (1980) to #52 (1981)
Color version, extra explanation pages removed. Colored by Mr. Corben's overlay technique, but not by him.

"Bookworm"
: Eerie #32 (1971), Creepy #103 (1978)
: In France: as "Ver lisant", Une femme bafouée (1982); In Germany: as "Bücherwurm", Vampir-Comic #2 (1974), Vampirella [GER] #8 (1983), Vampirella [GER] Sammelband #2; In Spain: as "Gusano de biblioteca", Famosos "Monsters" del cine #11 (1976), Creepy [SPA] Almanaque 1981
Specially colored for German edition. Same color version used in some other translated prints.Prob. colored by German publisher.

"The Beast of Wolfton"
: Grim Wit #1 (1972), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
: Heavy Metal #35 to #37 (1980), Werewolf (1984)
Names and places were altered to fit into trilogy with "Rowlf" and "Spirit of the Beast". See more [synopsis].

C

"The Cave of Ancient Fear"
: Rip in Time #4 (1987)
: Heavy Metal Overdrive (1995)
Last saying is rewritten and there is Corben Studios ad in the end.

"Change... Into Something Comfortable"
: Creepy #58 (1973), Eerie #86 (1977), Werewolf (1984)
: In Spain: as "Cambio en algo cómodo", Vampus #28 (1973)
Censored by amount of blood (passim) and open cleavage (pg 6, frame 2 and pg 8, frame 2).

"Cidopey"
: Up from the Deep #1 (1971)
On last frame of pg 4 Cid says "Run!" in dark blue letters on light blue background. On upper right corner of pg 5 Opay's saying, "Cid!", does not have outlining.
: Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
B&W.
: The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978)
On last frame of pg 4 Cid says "Run!" in black letters on dark blue background. On upper right corner of pg 5 Opay's saying, "Cid!", with outlining.
: Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
On last frame of pg 4 Cid says: "Run, Opey!" in black letters on white background. On upper right corner of pg 5 Opay's saying, "Cid!", with outlining.

D

"Dead Hill"
: Weirdom Comix #14 (1971)
: Flights into Fantasy (1981)
No info of which version this one is.
: Werewolf (1984)
Random shades added on each page. Difficult to say by who...

"Den 4: Dreams"
: Den [III] #1 to #3 (1988)
: Den 4: Dreams (1992)
Five additional pages (hight end artwork sticks out from story) to increase better mood.

"Den 5: Elements"
: Den [III] #4 (1988) to #7 (1989)
: Den 5: Elements (1992)
Three additional pages (hight end artwork sticks out from story) to increase better mood.

"Neverwhere [the Movie]"
: Neverwhere [the Movie] (1968)
An animation film.
"Neverwhere [the Short Story]"
: Grim Wit #2 (1973)
15 pg short story as a loose sequel for animation film story.
"Neverwhere" aka "Den [I]"
: In France: as "Den [FRA] [I]: Voyage fantastique à Nullepart", Metal Hurlant #3 (1975) to #6 (1976), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Heavy Metal #1 to #2 (1977) and to Heavy Metal #12 (1978), Neverwhere (1978), Heavy Metal #13 (1978), Den [I]: Neverwhere [Catalan] (1984), Den 1: Neverwhere [Fantagor] (1991)
Comic story version expanded as 96+8 pg full feature adventure. The short story version's first 15 pgs in new version as similar as possible, except page 11 enlarged and divided as two separate pages. Appears in several lenghts and with and without "Den's Farewell", see more [synopsis].

DenSaga Epilogue #4, see "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"

"A Dumb Story"
: Slow Death #3 (1971), Anthology of Slow Death (1975)
: Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
All nudity censored.

E

Survivors of the Suicide World, Episode 3: "A Brief Encounter at War"
: Anomaly #3 (1971), Flights into Fantasy (1981)
11 pgs.
"Encounter at War"
: Anomaly #4 (1972), Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #4 (1975), Den [III] #4 (1988)
Rewritten and reworked as 13 pgs, story itself is same though. See more [synopsis].

F

"Sortrum"
: Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
It was made in 1970's, and it is B&W with zipatone. Tombstone has got a writing: "Sortrum / He meddled / in thing / best le... / good & f...", and there is jungle leaves and some roots around
Fantagor Epilogue #5: "Gurgy Tate"
: Fantagor #5 (1983)
It was made around 1983, and it is totally redrawn tonal. Tombstone has got a simple writing: "Tate", and there is branches and in front of it a open grave with opened coffin cover.

"Forgotten Tomb"
Horror in the Dark #1 (1991) states this story as, "It is based on characters invented for an old Warren Publishing Co. story." . Actually it is almost a rerun of the story "Terror Tomb", only this time the story is written in the point of view of the mummy.

G

"Gastric Fortitude"
: Death Rattle #1 (1972), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
: In France: as "Glurp!", Actuel [II] #42 (197?)
Only existing (psychedelic!) color version. Prob. colored by French publisher.

"Going Home"
: Funny World #14 (1972)
: The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978)
Minor text changes. Last frase on first page, "Huh? ...Ola! Out!" becames "Huh? Roger! - Out.".
: Rip in Time #2 (1986)
Colors have flattened to B&W and result is messy. Androids are dressed up (censored). Text untoutched.

"Gurgy Tate", see Fantagor Epilogue #5

H

"Heirs of Earth"
: Slow Death #3 (1971), Anthology of Slow Death (1975), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
: In Spain: as "Herederos de la tierra" in Rufus #41 (1976)
All nudism censored from both pages.
: In France: as "Demain la Terre", Actuel [II] #26 (197?)
Only existing color version. Prob. colored by French publisher.

"Horrible Harvey's House!"
: Skull Comics #3 (1971), Nasty Tales #6 (1972), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Gasm #4 (1978), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)
11 pg story.
"Haunted House"
: Rump (1981)
Only existing 8 pg version (without first three pages)!
: In Spain: as "La horrible casa... ¡Harvey!", Comix Underground USA #2 (1974)
Additional bra and panties. Also a guy has underpants. The love making frame on the bottom of pg 6 is redraw: a guy lays beside the girl, not on her (pay attention the shadow: guy's nose is pointing in wrong direction!). On pg 7 (third frame from the end), one of the boob is forgotten to overdraw!
: In Spain: as "La horrible casa de Harvey", Dossier Negro #105
Narrator dismissed.

Horrilor Afterwords #1: "Horrilor at Her Desk"
: Grim Wit #1 (1972)
: Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
Totally rewritten and the order of the frames are vice verse!

"How Howie Made It in the Real World"
: Slow Death #2 (1970), Anthology of Slow Death (1975), The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978)
8 pgs story.
: In Spain: as "Cómo lo hizo Howie en la vida real", Comix Underground USA #2 (1974)
Additional bra and panties.
: In France: as "Les aventures d'Arthur dans la nature sauvage", Actuel [II] #10/11 (197?)
Shortened as 6 pages story (!), and printed in blue and white (instead of B&W).

I

"In Deep [Part 1]"
: Creepy #83 (1976)
10 pgs story.
: Comix International #5 (1977), Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998)
9 pgs story. Shotened with the first page, and the last page is single colored, but instead of black they used red.
"Jaws of Death"
: Creepy #101 (1978)
9 pgs story. Equals with the prev. version but is B&W.

"The Inducemet"
: Son of Mutant World #4 (1990)
One of the first computer shaded work. Low resolution makes story messy. B&W.
: Heavy Metal #154 (1995)
Resolution problem fixed. Colored by Beth Corben. Coloring makes art clearer.

J

"Jaws of Death", see "In Deep [Part 1]"

Jeremy Brood #1: "Relativity"
: Jeremy Brood (1982) [8 pg Preview, Epic #15 (1982)], Jeremy Brood [TB] (1989)
Jeremy Brood #2: "The Big Shriek!"
: Fantagor #5 (1983), Jeremy Brood [TB] (1989)
Sceduled as a trilogy, but because of low selling rates they killed the serial with hit by truck ending.

L

"Lame Lem's Love"
: Skull Comics #2 (1970), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Horror in the Dark #1 (1991), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
: In Spain: as "El amor del cojo Lem", Comix Underground USA #2 (1974)
Additional bra and panties.

DenSaga Epilogue #4: "The Light at the End of the Tunnel"
: Heavy Metal #149 (1994)
4 pg story.
: DenSaga #4 (1994)
4 additional pages. Nothing new for the story.

"The Low Spark of High Heeled Noise!"
: Creepy #57 (1973), Comix International #1 (1975), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998)
: In Spain: as "El sonido de unos tacones altos que caminan en la oscuridad", Vampus #31 (1974)
Censored by amount of blood (passim) and additional bra and pants (pg 8, last three frames).

"Lycanklutz"
: Creepy #56 (1973), Comix International #1 (1974), Werewolf (1984), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998)
: In Spain: as "Lycanklutz [SPA]", Vampus #35 (1974)
Female nipples censored (pg 3,uppest frame and in the middle frames 2 & 4) and open cleavage (pg 8, upper left corner frame) as well.

M

"Mangle, Robot Mangler"
: Slow Death #4 (1972), Anthology of Slow Death (1975), The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978)
: Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987)
New android has got underpants, Jeela does not hold android's gigantic penis (on page four), but her hand lays on his leg. There is saying, "- - fucking fabrications?!" on second page but on sixth page last frame there is a result of eraser: "- - a [fucking] good time."
: In France
: as "A. Brise Tout, brise tout ennemi", Actuel [II] #31 (197?)
Only existing (psychedelic!) color version. Prob. colored by French publisher.

"Melton's Big Game"
: Slow Death #5 (1973), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
: Rip in Time #1 (1986)
Comic art equal with the original. Colorful language toned down.

"Mutant World"
: 1984 #1 (1978) to #8 (1979)
64 pg story. Text censored and rewritten by editor.
: Mutant World (1983)
72 pg story. Here with original, uncensored story. 8 additional pages to increase mood.

N

"Necromancer"
: Grim Wit #1 (1972), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
7 pg story.
: Children of Fire #2 (1988)
During coloring page 3 divided half. Upper part of page three and one additional frame (without text) are totally new artwork. There is minor text changes all the way during story, but first page is totally rewritten, because nude girl has now negligée and jewelry (in the beginning dialogue was originally about girl's nakedness). Girl's rich daddy became here her future husband.

"Neverwhere", see "Den I"

O

"Ogre [I]"
: In France: as "Ogre [I] [FRA]", Metal Hurlant #28 (1978)
: 1984 #4 (1978)
The original and French version differs on pg 4 & 5 (text bubbles), and pg 8 (middle row comic art is different!).

R

"The Rats in the Walls"
: Skull Comix #5 (1972), Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987)
B&W original.
: From the Pit #1 (1994), Heavy Metal #179 (1999)
Colored by Beth Corben with the help of computer (several computer effects added).

"The Raven"
: Creepy #67 (1974), Comix International #2 (1975), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998)
: Edgar Allan Poe (1985)
All white texts on black or dark color background are turned to black on white or light color background.

"Razar the Unhero"
: Fantagor #1 (1970)
: The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978)
One single difference: on pg 5 saying, "Heegh" turned to "Aaie!". Only in this version!
: Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
On pg 2 a black crosshair (two times) and onomatopoesia "POP", "UUH!" and "P0W" has been removed.
: Fantagor Presents Brood (1983)
Resized outlook (unsucessful). See more [synopsis].
: Children of Fire #1 (1987)
Similar version with prev., except in color (minor text changes).
: In Spain: as "Razar el antihéroe", Rufus #41 (1976)
All nudism censored from pages 6 and 7.

"(The Story of) Rowlf"
: Voice of Comicdom #16 (1970) to #17 (1971), (The Story of) Rowlf (fanzine, 1971)
32 pg story.
: In France: as "Histoire de Rowlf", Actuel [II] #15 (1972)
Reduced to 21 pages!
: Heavy Metal #32 (1979), #33 (1979), #34 (1980), Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987)
Colored and some backgrounds redrawn.

S

"The Secret of Zokma"
: Weird Fantasies #1 (1972)
6 pg story in color.
: Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
In B&W.
: Rip in Time #3 (1987)
In B&W. 3 additional pages (no special reason for extending, and then again with bad graphical quality). All nudity redrawn.

"Son of Mutant World"
: Son of Mutant World #1 to #2 (1990)
In color.
: Son of Mutant World #3 to #5 (1990)
In B&W.
: All reprints.
Totally in color!

"Sortrum", see Fantagor Epilogue #5

"The Story of Oteg"
: Ptomethian Enterprises #3 (1971), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
: Children of Fire #2 (1987)
During coloring several artwork changes. Minor text changes.

T

Tales of the Black Diamond, Prologue: "Starstone of Blood"
: Tales of the Black Diamond (1993)
Did not appear in the original serial, Horror in the Dark #1 to #4 (1991).

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 1(5): "Blood Birth"
: Horror in the Dark #1 (1991)
Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 1(5): "Birth of Blood"
: Tales of the Black Diamond (1993)
Retitled.

"The Temple"
: Fantagor #3 (1972), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
: Den [III] #3 (1988)
Female character has got additional leaves covering her nipples and ass. Mother God is also darkened where is nudity.

"Terminated"
: Twisted Tales #5 (1983)
: Blackthorne 3D series #7: Twisted Tales 3-D #1 (1986)
Only known Corben story in 3-D.

"Terror Tomb", see "Forgotten Tomb"

"Time and Time Again"
: Eerie #79 (1976), Eerie #97 (1978), Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998)
: In Spain: as "Una y otra vez", Dossier Negro #91
Additional bra and panties.

"To Meet the Faces You Meet"
: Fever Dreams (1972), Gasm #5 (1978), Rump (1980)
: Den[III] #9 to #10 (1989)
During coloring erased all zipatones. Lots of redrawn frames, because of nudity.

"To Spear a Fair Maiden"
: Fantagor #2 (1971), Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986)
: Children of Fire #1 (1987)
Some nudity dimmed and some changes in text as well.

"Twilight of the Dogs"
: Fantagor #1 (1970), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Gasm #4 (1978), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985), Son of Mutant World #3 (1990)
: In Spain: as "El ocaso de los perros", Star #20
Prob. on last four pages used as printing color red, instead of black.

W

"When Dreams Collide"
: Up from the Deep #1 (1971), Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976)
8 pgs story.
: Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987)
Entire page 5 erased!

Y

"You're a Big Girl Now"
: Eerie #81 (1977), Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998)
10 pgs story. Only one page Epilogue. The first two frames are missing and the final frame is dumped in the end of the page.
: In Denmark: as "Du er en stor pige nu", Stjerne-Serien #2: Judas (1979)
11 pgs story. Two page Epilogue. The first page is same as the original (see next version), but the final frame is vertically on the last page.
: In France: as "Tu es une grande fille maintenant", Nuits Blêmes (1979)
12 pgs story. Prob. the original version. Three page Epilogue. There is the full first Epilogue page and the final frame spread on two last pages.

"Years & Mind Forever"
: Eerie #87 (1978)
: Eerie #97 (1978), Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998), Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998)
All nudity overdrawn (pants and bra).

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