8(-2, ) pgs. Appeared
first time in
Slow Death #2 (1970).
Reprinted in [London]
Oz #35 (1971?) , in
Anthology of Slow Death (1975)
The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978).
Story/Art: Richard Corben (signed as Gore, 1970). Lettered by hand (Corben).
DK: as "Howie besøger
den virkelige verden" in Sejd
#5 (1974), and in Portræt
af et oprør #4 (1987).
FRA: as "Les aventures d'Arthur dans la nature sauvage " in Actuel [II] #10/11 (197?), and as "Comment Howard découvrit le vrai monde" in Horrilor (1977), and as "Fais gaffe avec le monde réel, Howie" in Fantastik #1.
GER: as "How Howie Made It in the Real World [GER]" in U-Comix Sonderband [GER] #7 (197?), as "Wie es Howard in der neuen Welt packt" in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 1 (1977), and as "Was Howie in der realen Welt erlitt" in purple and white (!) in Horror Comics (1973) .
ITA: as "How Howie Made It in the Real World [ITA]" in Image [I] #2, and as "Attento al mondo reale, Howie" in Collana Nera #11 (1984).
NL: as "Hoe Howie het maakte in de echte Wereld" in Stripschrift #43/44 (1972), and in 1984 [NL] #10 (1981).
SPA: as "Cómo lo hizo Howie en la vida real " in Comix Underground USA #2 (1974), and as "Cuidado con el mundo real, Howie" in 1984 [SPA] #14, El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben [#1] (1977) and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
SWE: as "Hur det gick för Howie I verkligheten" in Pox Special #3 (3/85).
Style: B&W with zipatons. Genre: SF. Time
Span: Future. Nudity: Full frontal (men and women).
Keywords: High technology. No nature. Artifical reality.
Synopsis: A guy and a girl decide to spend free day in a nature. They relax totally and refuse brain pills. Hangover is not what they expect.
Comment: Corben's own story and B&W artwork are both brilliant. There is a lot pleasant nudity, specially on page four, where it touches with a warm relationship between guy and girl (frames without dialogue). One of my favourites!
Alternatives, :Page run of 3! All pages in color (by a rough mask separation). Frames reordered to fit more per one page. Page 1: 11 frames (frame 5 missing, frames 6 & 7 in reversed order); page 2: 16 frames (frames 12, 23 & 28 missing, frame 24 after frame 27); page 3: 17 frames (frames 34, 38 & 45 missing). Many important frames cut narrower or just dropped off.
Alternatives, : Censored in Spanish Comix Underground USA #2 (1974). Additional bra and panties, and sex scene on a bed redrawn (a boy behind, not on a girl).
Alternatives, : In French Actuel [II] #10/11 (197?) shortened as 6 pages story (!), and printed in blue and white (instead of B&W).
Alternatives, : The German print in Horror Comics (2013) the entire book was printed in purple and white (!).
Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series,
Created: Sept. 13, 1997. Modified: July 9, 2017.