Judas. Original Art Plate"Judas"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Creepy #62 (1975). Reprinted in Comix International #1 (1975), in Star Quest Comix #1 (1978), in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Archieves Volume #13 (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3.
Story: Richard Margopolous. Art/Color(painted): Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).

DK DK: as "Judas [DK]" in Stjerne-serien #2 (1979).
FIN FIN: as "Juudas" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
FRA FRA: as "Judas [FRA]" in Creepy [FRA] "annual serie" #28 and Nuits blêmes (1979).
SER SER: as "Judas [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA SPA: as "Judas [SPA]" in Delta #19, Famosos "Monsters" del cine #20 (1976) and Zona 84 Almanaque 1986.
SWE SWE: as "Judas [SWE]" in Epix #27 (7/86).

Style: At least the last page: Fully Painted Colors. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Hostile aliens. War. Bomb. Judas.
Synopsis: Hostile aliens conquest planet after planet, and now the Earth is on the line. The Earth sends St. John to prevent them with a bomb, but St. John is actually judas.
Comment: Corben's artwork is messy as B&W, but brilliant in colors. Richard Margopolous' story has only one merit, an excellent ending.
Color: This story is painted, despite most (or even all the rest?) of Warren stories were made by overlay technique (to cut down expenses). The B&W version was prob. photocopied from the original, because of messy result. Sometimes they used the earlier B&W version (as was in a case of "Change... Into Something Comfortable").
Alternatives, Vers.2: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.

Judas, 8 pgs

Judas, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 13, 1997. Modified: September 23, 2018.