Fantagor

Fantagor #1 (1st print)

Fall 1970. Fanzine selfpublished by Richard Corben: 8-1/2"x11". $1.50. 28[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color heavy stock. Guts: white. [oug,ober]

"Razar Kicks"
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.

"Razar's Map"
1 pict: pg 19. a-Richard Corben. B&W.
"Help a Starving Fanzine Editor!!!"
1 pict: Inside Back Cover Art-Richard Corben. B&W.
B&W illustrations of two posters for sale ("On Guard" and "Space Runabout").

Inside Front Cover: Forewords by Richard V. Corben with an abstract frame by Ed Faust.

Back Cover Art by Herb Arnold.

"Twilight of the Dogs"
10 pgs: pgs 1-10. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Gasm #4 (1978), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985) and Son of Mutant World" #3 (1990).

"Razar the Unhero"
8 pgs: pgs 11-18. s-Starr Armitage. a-Richard Corben. B&W. B&W reprint in The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978) and Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986). Reformed B&W reprint in Fantagor Presents Brood (1983) and same in color in Children of Fire #1 (1987).

Others: Starr Armitage (11-28/s), Herb Arnold (20-28/a, 30)

Fantagor #1 (reprints)

2nd: 1970 (actually Dec. 1971). Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. 7"x10". $.50. 32[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: newsprint. [id,oug,ober]
2nd & 3rd & 4th. On the 2nd edition, on the bottom of the page 1, name tag "Richard V. Corben" isn't there. In the 3rd edition printing, it is. 4th edition has the name tag but the price is .75 cents. [wguia]

"Razar Kicks"
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.
"Twilight of the Dogs"
Back Cover Art [art1, pg 9, CI-card #24]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Razar's Map"
1 pict: pg 19. a-Richard Corben. B&W.

Fantagor Intro #1: "Fantagor and Uk"
1 pict: Inside Front Cover. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. B&W reprint in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986) and color reprint in Son of Mutant World #2 (1990).

"Twilight of the Dogs"
10 pgs: pgs 1-10. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Gasm #4 (1978), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985) and Son of Mutant World" #3 (1990).

"Razar the Unhero"
8 pgs: pgs 11-18. s-Starr Armitage. a-Richard Corben. B&W. B&W reprint in The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978) and Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986). Reformed B&W reprint in Fantagor Presents Brood (1983) and same in color in Children of Fire #1 (1987).

Fantagor Epilogue #1: "Inna Pit"
4 pgs: pgs 29-32. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. B&W reprint in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986), Color reprint in Son of Mutant World #2 (1990).

Others: Starr Armitage (11-28/s), Herb Arnold (20-28/a, Inner Back Cover)

Fantagor #2

1972. Rip Off Press. 7"x10". $1.00. 48[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: newsprint (except pgs 17-32: full color on white). [id,oug,ober]

"Cyan Dream "
Font Cover Art [FiF, pg 16, CI-card #29]-Richard Corben. Color.
Richard Corben Collector Cards by Comic Images says, cover of #3, though it ought to be #2.
"Queen of Darkness"
Back Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.

Fantagor Intro #2: "Fantagor and Uk Waitin Fer Ya"
1 pg: Inside Front Cover. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.

"To Spear a Fair Maiden"
8 pgs: pgs 25-32. s-Jan Strnad. a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986) and Children of Fire #1 (1987).

Others: Bob Bliss (1-6), D. Karbonik (7-16/i), F. Lind (7-16/s/p), George Metzger (17-24), Jan S. Strnad (25-32/s), Herb Arnold (33), Jack Jackson ("Jaxon") (34-48+Inner Back Cover).

Fantagor #3

1972. Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. 7"x10-1/8". $.75. 32[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: full color on newsprint. [id,oug]

"Fugue" PICT
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.
Illustrates "Fugue", by Arnold (pgs 5-13).
"The Temple"
Back Cover Art-Richard Corben (sketch by Bodé). Color.
Inspiration for the story "The Temple".

Fantagor Intro #3: "Me and Uk Fishing"
1 pg: Inside Front Cover. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted both B&W and color (back cover) in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986). Color.

"The Temple"
4 pgs: pgs 1-4. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in different color in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986) and Den [III] #3 (1988).
The story is inspired by an illustration that is a collaboration between Corben and Vaughn Bodé in 1972 (Back Cover Art).

"Kittens for Christian"
11 pg: pgs 14-24. s-Jan Strnad. a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985), Children of Fire #3 (1988).

Fantagor Epilogue #3: "Flower Thing"
1 pg: Inside Back Cover. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color.

Others: Arnold (5-13), Dresser (25-32), Bodé (25-32)

Fantagor #4

1972. Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. 7"x10". $.75. 32[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: full color on newsprint. [id,oug]

"For the Love of Daemon" PICT
Front Cover Art [-> oug, pg 176]-Richard Corben. Color.

Fantagor Intro #4: "Luscious Lucius"
1 pg: Inside Front Cover. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986).

"Space Jacked"
10 pgs: pgs 1-10. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978).

"For the Love of Daemon"
7 pgs: pgs 24-30. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976), The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978) and Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985).

Fantagor Epilogue #4: "We Sure Likes Worms"
1 pg: Inside Back Cover. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.

Others: Tim Boxell ("Grisly") (19-23, Back Cover), Dresser (11-18), Myron David Holman (31-32).

Fantagor Presents Brood aka Fantagor #5

1983. Fantagor. 8-3/8"x11". $1.75. 32[+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: glosy color on white on pgs 11-26, B&W on pgs 2-10, 27-35. [Jeremy Brood #1: Relativity (1982)]. [id]

"Aerial Abduction Vers.2"
Cover Art [CI-card #37]-Richard Corben. Color.

"Gurgy Tate" [redrawn version]
1 pict: Inside Back Cover. s/a/r[/r[Rowlf (1971)] (as "Sortrum")]- Richard Corben. B&W.
Gurgy Tate is telling background stories of comics. This redrawn pict is tonal (not B&W with zipatone) and there is writing on tombstone: "Tate".

Fantagor Intro #5: "The Light of Day"
1 pg: Inside Front Cover. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.

"Razar the Unhero"
8 pgs: pgs 1-8. s-Starr Armitage, a/r[Fantagor #1 (1970)]-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: reprinted (mostly).
Comic is rephotographed using an advanced tonal technique.
In this version, most of text slightly rewritten. Text-balloons (mostly) redrawn and all pages have made slightly higher (some frames redrawn). (See "Synopsis".)

Jeremy Brood #2: "The Big Shriek!"
16 pgs: pgs 9-24. s-Jan Strnad. a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Jeremy Brood [Album] (1989).
Truncated sequal for Jeremy Brood #1: Relativity (1982).
In the beginning there is a short writing what happened in last part and title "Jeremy Brood 2: The Big Shriek!".

"Ogre II"
8 pgs: pgs 26-32. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.
The sequel for story "Ogre [I]".

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Created: 2000. Modified: March 6, 2017.