"The Mounds"

The Mounds
Page 1 in B&W and in color.

6 pgs. Appeared first time in Horror in the Dark #3 (1991). Reprinted in Heavy Metal #140 (1992).
Story/Art/Color: Richard Corben (printed sign © 1991 Richard Corben). Lettering: printed (Corben).

In Spain: as "Túmulos", in Creepy [SPA] Segunda Época #19.

Style: Black line with CG tonals / Color with black line. Genre: Horror. Time Span: No particular moment of time. Nudity: Extremely voluptuous girls.
Keywords: Nature. Jungle. Bugs. Husband. Indians. Taboo. Bones. Killing. Tiredness.
Synopsis: Wife is entering into nearly accessible jungle. With Indian carriers she arrives on taboo place, where her husband waits.
Comment: A little bit of sexually over provocative story by Richard Margopoulos is interesting even til the end, though girl of story do not have anything meaninful to say in there (last page). But about Corben's art, it's stunning! I have not seen such brilliant work in long time (both B&W and color versions). Specially story's woman is highly sexy, voluptuous girl. In color version, almost all text frames and bubbles are replaced (slightly in different places) and almost all longest text a little differently rowed. Logo is not anymore printed. Onomatopoetic, "Clumpch!" (on page 3) has now different font layout. During coloring Corben remove computer textures and specially backgrounds have almost everywhere a slightly different outlook.

The Mounds, BW, 6 pgs

The Mounds, col, 6 pgs

Copyright © 2000 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: April 29, 2000. Modified: October 1, 2017.