5 pgs. Appeared first time in
Hot Stuf' #1 (1974).
Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976).
Story-Ed Faust. Art-Richard Corben (in Hot Stuf' version, written sign © 1973 Richard V. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).
FRA: as "Les mauches" (misspelled!)
le lâche (1976), and as "Les mouches" in Ère
comprimée #7, and Ère
GER: as "Fliegen" in Wer ist Richard Corben? (1982).
ITA: as "Moschi" in Cannibale #13 (1979).
SPA: as "Moscas" in 1984 [SPA] #10 and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: SF. Time
Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous, naked girls.
Keywords: Flies. Missing persons. Aliens. Female humanoids. Plants.
Synopsis: Pete and Bart are in a search of non-hostile planets (there is no straight mention of the nature of their work). They are about to leave, but two of their colleagues, Potter and Captain, are missing, and they can find just their clothes.
Comment: Ed Faust's one joke story has interesting flow, though extented ending is not surprising. Corben's art is perfect till the end. Planet has highly intereting flora all over. There is everywhere feminine curves, ovals and arcs. Animals are few, though a lot of flies. Artwork support story 100%.
Special note: There is bottom of first page writing, * Note. "flys" is an alien spelling of "flies.", but that has no clear reference to the story, since there is no alien language used. Except Pete's last notice, though it has no significance of spelling. Although the noun and verb "Flys" can be found in old books spelled that way but in modern English that spelling is considered incorrect.
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Created: July 15, 2002. Modified: May 13, 2015.