"Shadow"

The Shadow
Pages 1 and 2.

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Creepy #70 (1975). Reprinted in Eerie #86 (1977) and Color in Edgar Allan Poe (1985) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3, Color in Creepy Archieves Volume #14 (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Eerie Archives Volume #18 (2015) Vers.3.
Story: Edgar Allan Poe, Adapt: Richard Margopoulos. Color(colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).

BR: as "Edgar Allan Poe's Sombra [BRA]" in Kripta #24 (1978).
FIN FIN: as "Varjo" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
FRA: as "Ombre", in Creepy [FRA] "annual serie" #25 and Edgar Poe [FRA] (1981), in La chute de la maison Usher (1986), and in Fantastik #2.
GER: as "Schatten", in Edgar Poe [GER] (1981), and as "Der Schatten", COL in Gespenster-Geschichten präsentiert #4: Edgar Allan Poe [GER] (1986).
ITA: as "Ombra", in Image [I] #1 (1982).
NL: as "Schadun", in Creepy [NL] Special: Edgar Allan Poe [NL].
SER SER: as "Shadow [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA: as "Sombra [SPA]", in Creepy [SPA] rinde tributo a Edgar Allan Poe, in Rufus #52 (1977), in Richard Corben obras completas #4 (1985).
YUG: as "Senka", B&W in Spunk #14 (1981).

Style: Black line, full color by overlays (). Graytones (). Genre: Horror. Time Span: Ancient past. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Greece. Pestilence. Dead friend. Celebration. Isolation. Visitor.
Story Origin: Edgar Allan Poe short story, "Shadow - a Parable".
Synopsis: Pestilence kills people in ancient Greece.Behind stucked door and covered window seven warriors gather together for memory party of dead friend. They've got a visitor.
Comment: Brilliant color artwork. Every page have one pager frame and all the rest frames are inside of it. Prologue is a little detached and a standing still (for purpose, of course), story contains not much dialogue. In Edgar Allan Poe version all white texts on black or dark color background are turned to black on white or light color background.
Alternative, Vers.2: The color version was more narrow than the earlier B&W version (same case with "Change... Into Something Comfortable"). While the B&W version goes over the page, the color version was neatly framed with white margins. Pgs 2, 4, 6, 8 are slightly cropped from right side, and pgs 1, 3, 5, 7 from left side. Although each page has more artwork on top and bottom. And in B&W version all text blocks are white on black boxes, but in color version black on white boxes. Thanks to José Villarrubia to point it out!
Color: The story was originally made in color, but Warren used in first print the eariler B&W version. The color version was used for the first time in Edgar Allan Poe [says Horror in the Dark #3 (1991)].
Alternative, Vers.3: In restored Creepy Presents Richard Corben the original art plates were scanned by Richard Corben (same version than the previous more narrow color version). But there exists only B&W art plates. The colors were recreated with piety by José Villarrubia according vers.2 print.

Shadow, 8 pgs

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Created: 12th Sept. 1997. Modified: February 18, 2017.