Jeremy Brood"Jeremy Brood #1: "Relativity"
Jeremy Brood #2: "The Big Shriek!"

50+16 or 48+18 pgs.
1) Part 1: appeared first time in Jeremy Brood (1982). Preview (the first 8 pages) in Epic #15 (1982). |
2) Part 2: appeared first time in Fantagor #5 (1983).
3) Reprinted as one in Jeremy Brood [TB] (1989), the first print as Vers.1; the second print as Vers.2.
Story: Jan Strand. Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettering: printed (Corben).

FRA: An overview in L'Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. #25 [I] (1983). Part 1: "Relativité", as 5 part serial in Spécial U.S.A. [II] #1 (1983) to #5. | Part 2: "The Big Shriek [FRA]!", as 2 part serial in Spécial U.S.A. [II] #6 to #7 (1984). Printed later as one in as "Jeremy Brood [FRA]", a 7 part serial in Spécial U.S.A. [II] #1 (1983) to #7 (1984). Printed later as one in Jeremy Brood [FRA] (1984).
GER: as "Jeremy Brood [GER]" as a 8 part seiral in Schwermetall #46 (1983) to #53 (1984) and as a 8 part serial in Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #2 to #5, as "Jeremys grosse Reise", as one in Die phantastische Welt des Richard Corben #8 (1993).
ITA: Part 1: as "Jeremy Brood [ITA] [#1]", as a serial in L'Eternauta #14 to #19. | Part 2: as "Jeremy Brood [ITA] [#2]", as a serial in L'Eternauta #20 to #21 (1983). Complete "Jeremy Brood" (both parts): as "Relativitá" in Best Comics #4 (1992).
NL: as "Jeremy Brood [NL]", as one in Jeremy Brood [NL] (1993).
SPA: Part 1: "Relatividad", as 6 part serial in 1984 [SPA] #51 to #56. | Part 2: "The Big Shriek [SPA]!", as 2 part serial in 1984 [SPA] #57 to #58. Printed later as one in Richard Corben obras completas #1 (1983).

Style: Continious tonal, overlay colors. Genre: SF. Time Span: Ancient/Future. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Spaceship. Assignment. Slavery. Worship. Virgin. Sacrifice. Savior. Sterile. Attack. Winged monster. Noise.
Synopsis, Part 1: Jeremy Brood and his mate Char get a new assining. They land on the planet called Eden. Brood sneaks out in the dark and visits in village near by. Villagers think Brood is the savior, the outworlder, from the sky they are waiting. Brood suppoused to save a sacrificed virgin and after that make love with her, because all Edenites are sterile. When Jeremy returns to ship he confronts the destruction two villians, Crude and Hardy left. And the sky was filled with winged enemies of village. At this point story changes, see The Jan Strnad interview.
Synopsis, Part 2: Jeremy returns to village and fights against winged monsters (i.e. the hit by a truck ending).
Comment: Jeremy Brood was intented to be a trilogy, but low selling rates of the first issue forces them to cancel production. Though they did not want to leave reades "up in the air", they did some kind of the conclusion for the story. That is Fantagor #5 ending. [See the ad in Heavy Metal #71 (1983)]
Special: The first print (of the first chapter) includes huge amount of preproduction sketches for the serial (pgs 3-7) by Richard Corben and Stan Dresser. The original story's first two spreads are later in tradebook version in different order: the front and back inner covers (the second spread is in front and the original first spread in back, which is in the very end of the story!). Both spreads are almost abstract fluided color resambling jump in time and space. Different versions give a little bit different result of the story (mostly in mood). The back inner cover of the first print is also in tradeback version; it divides part 1 from part 2. Part 2 starts with opening frame (from Frantagor #5) in tradebook version without indies.
Version Vers.1: Printed in Spain by Toutain Editor S.A., as credited on the inside back cover. The list price of $11.95 USA, $15.95 Canada. It is printed on uncoated paper between stiff cardstock covers. It begins with a B&W inside cover facing a color page and ends with the same two images reversed, as in a mirror.
Version Vers.2: Printed in Canada, according to the book's opening credits. The list price of $12.95 USA, $16.95 Canada. It's printed on glossy paper with a more flexible cover stock. It features the same opening images but recolored (more vividly) and ends with two different B&W swirl patterns. It also uses a different font for the title page, plus a different font on its spine (not stretched out, as in the first version).
Based on the quality of the paper, cover stock, and the overall feel of the book, this version is a big improvement. It resembles the Jeremy Brood: Relativity paperback. It has better color balance in the opening scenes (in outer space and in the forest), but lacks some of the saturation found in later scenes in the first printing. This version also has a few minor artwork misalignments that allow one to glimpse the edge of the original artwork pages (drawn by Corben with a Sharpie, just like the panel borders). [Thanks, Doug Downing!]
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

Jeremy Brood Beginning
Jeremy Brood, the Spanish (left) and the Canadian versions differencies in the beginning of the story.

Jeremy Brood Ending
Jeremy Brood, the Spanish (left) and the Canadian versions differencies in the beginning of the story.

Jeremy Brood Leaking
Jeremy Brood, the leaking Canadian version.

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Created: June 13, 2003. Modified: September 23, 2015.