Damsel in Dragon Dress"Damsel in Dragon Dress"

6 pgs. Appeared first time in Grim Wit #2 (1973). Reprinted in The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978), in Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985) and in Den [III] #8 (1989).
Story: Doug Moench. Color/Art: Richard Corben (in original version Corben's written sign Gore, in reprinted versions they added written sign © 1973 Richard V. Corben and removed Gore). Lettered by hand (Corben).

FIN FIN: as "Lohikäärmeneito" in Tapiiri #7 (3/85).
FRA FRA: as "La demoiselle en robe de dragon" in Ogre (1979).
GER GER: as "Maid im Drachenkleid" in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 1 (1977).
ITA ITA: as "Una storia di draghi" in Linus 9/1976.
SPA SPA: as "La dama y el dragón" in El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben [#1] (1977), and Richard Corben obras completas #3 (1985).
SWE SWE: as "Draken vid näsan" in Epix #6 (6/84).
YUG YUG: as "Oprezno sa zmajevima", B&W (!) in Strip magazin #5 (1981).

Style: Black line with color. Genre: Horror / Humour. Time Span: Fantasy. Nudity: Voluptuous, half naked girl.
Keywords: Dragons. Magic. Knight. Sorcerer.
Synopsis: Kiss the frog variation. A handsome knight has been spelled to be a dragon. A girl kisses him but instead of changing the dragon she becames by herself one of them. A sorcerer on the other hand spells two dragons totally into world of dragons, where a butt naked girl promises to kiss them to better world.
Comment: Very good color artwork. Greg Moech's story has interesting variations, but lacks of good ending. All reprints have a little different colors: The Odd Comic World is nearest to the original, Complete Works has industrial like and Den totally new (more darker) colors. Dancing girl remainds the girl in "Horrible Harvey's House!".
Extra: In an interview with Doug Moench (in The Warren Companion (2001), pg 122) he says that this story was the all time Corben favourite, and it was translated "in every country on Earth".

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 13, 1997. Modified: May 1, 2015.