Dreaming"Dreaming"

6 pgs. Appeared first time in Horror in the Dark #2 (1991).
Story/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, but printed, "© 1991 Richard Corben"). Lettering: printed (Richard Corben).

SPA SPA: as "Soñando" in Creepy [SPA] Segunda Época #17.

Style: Black line with CG tonals. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Fantasy. Nudity: Voluptuous girl.
Keywords: Stone monument. Wind. Fear. Girl. Mask. Death. Motionless waiting.
Synopsis: A guy is in a dream. He's by the stone monument while a frighten girl approaches him. Somebody masked figure is following her. A guy tries to hide her from feary monster.
Comment: Corben's own story is interesting "I had a dream" variation. The theme reminds the older story, "A Tangible Hatred", what he made before. That Warren story was written by Donald F. McGregor and it was tremendously weak. Corben's own is the same, unfortunately. Story has got a lot of potential, but it does not work. Voluptuous and scary girl is good. The mask of the figure is brilliantly silly. I like it a lot. As I do his real face. But the bunchline, the end sucks. To wait five pages such a poor end spoils everything. He suppoused to put more meat around good it. Now it is just a skeleton of a (possible) interesting idea. He suppoused to link the end better to the story. Why it happened? A girl knew him, but how? There was not a clue. Or this dream was too realistic to be just a dream.

Dreaming, 6 pgs

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Created: June 29, 2003. Modified: March 16, 2017.