Child. Original Art PlateChild, Part 1(3): "Child"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Eerie #57 (1974). Reprinted in Comix International #1 (1975), in Comix International #4 (1976), in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) Vers.2, in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013) Vers.3.
Story: Greg Potter. Color(colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1974). Lettered by hand (Warren).

BRA BR: as Child [BRA], Part 1(2!): "Child [BRA]" in Almanaqua de Kripta [#1] (1977).
FIN FIN: as Lapsi, Osa 1(3): "Lapsi" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
FRA FRA: as "Gamin [#1]" in Creepy [FRA] "nouvelle serie" #1 (1978) and Profondeurs (1978).
GER GER: as "Frankie" in Vampir-Comic #8 (1975), and as "Kind" in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 2 (1980).
ITA ITA: as "Bimbo [#1]" in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
NL NL: as Kleine Jongen, Hoofdstuk 1(3): "Kleine Jongen" in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
SER SER: as Child [SER], Part 1(3): "Child [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA SPA: as "Niño", in Rufus #19 (1974), El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben #2 (1981), and Rich Corben #2 (1993).

Style: Tonal, colors with overlay technique. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Middle Ages. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Freak. Sanity.
Original Art Plate: Pen and ink, markers. brush, and gray pencils on paper, 11" x 17".
Synopsis: A wife of a man is dead. Man wanted a kid with her, but now the urge to get kid pushes him to build one. He creates a frankensteinish creature with a mind of a child. Unhappy event in a family forces the child creature to leave home.
Comment: Corben's color artwork and Greg Potter's first story of a series of the child creature are much better than following sequels. Comic is full of innovative and beautiful frames; colors, though, in whole series are a bit too murky.
Alternatives, Vers.2: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia. 2nd: Scanned from the original artplates by Richard Corben.

Child, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: August 24, 1997. Modified: February 18, 2017.