I've got in my possesion some spidered dates connected to Richard Corben web (and fan) site history. Remember, these dates are approximate! In Internet it is extremely difficult to find exact dates. Accurate dates are highlighted. [Internet Archieve Wayback Machine]
The beginning of 1996: One of the first ever made Den web site "What!? Strips! CORBEN" by Jonas and Karel Van Poucke, was made both in English (http://allserv.rug.ac.be/ ~jvpoucke/english/den/corben.htm/) and in Dutch (http://allserv.rug.ac.be/ ~jvpoucke/den/corben.htm/).
The April 23, 1999 version says, "Last modified 09/08/96", and "On 15 july 1996, we received a message". That might mean that the site was on the air already early 1996...
The other prehistoric sites connected to Richard Corben:
July, 1996: German web site by Marc Kronberg
(http://www.chemie.uni-hannover.de/ people/kronberg/corben/). This site is still existing in a different address.
1996–1999 (?): French web site by Bremes (http://news.cert.fr/ francais/deri/bermes/corben/).
Oct 20, 1996: French web ste BD PARADISO (http://www.bdparadisio.com/ corben.htm/). Still exising.
Aug. 6, 1996: A short German page by Thomas Zimmerman (http://www.uni-passau.de/ ~zimmerth/comics/).
Aug. 27, 1997: I was searching something complete different from my oldie CD backups and found out that my The unofficial Richard Corben fan site (Comicography of Richard Corben) was started already in Fall 1997. That was after my visit in London, England from where I found the book The Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide (by Jay Kennedy, 1982). Those days I based my site entirely on the info of that book. My CD backup was made in April 7, 1998. Each page incl. full size cover art if available (see sample page).
June 24, 2002: The Most Complete Comicography of Richard Corben found it's present address (http://muuta.net).
There was mention here earlier that the starting date was May 31, 2005 but that is incorrect since I was talking about change of site with Diana Johnson in an Interview in April 3, 2002.
May (beginning), 2007: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got the Sales section.
Dec. 30, 2008: The first Flash video has been added just before new year. There was not yet a Movie section on web site. Movie was added to the Commercial section.
The output was pretty same as the latest Second Official Richard Corben web site.
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