The Awakening"The Awakening"

4 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Slow Death #4 (1972) [VERS.1]. Reprinted [B&W] in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976) [VERS.1] and [B&W] in Rip in Time #4 (1987) .
Story/Art: Richard Corben (in Rip in Time version, signed as Richard V. Corben, © 1972). Color: (unknown, not by Mr. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).

France [FRA]: as "L'éveil de Wao le laid", [COLOR] (!) in Actuel [II] #31 (1973?), as "Éveil" in Ogre (1979), as "Le réveil" in Ère comprimée #5.
Germany [GER]: as "Das Erwachen" in Schwermetall #42 (1983) and Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #1.
Italy [ITA]: as "Il risveglio" in 2984 #2 (1985).
Spain [SPA]: as "El despertar" in 1984 [SPA] #7 and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
Sweden [SWE]: as "Uppvaknandet" in Pox Special #15 (7/86).

Style: Grey tones. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous women, naked man.
Keywords: Frozing. Awakening. Future.
Synopsis: In 1975 frozed old man awakes in 2163 into strange world.
Comment: There is interesting bodies and faces and more or less okay B&W artwork. Story has one joke, not even a good one.
Alternatives : On first frame of second page old man's pupic hair and visible crotch line has removed. Comic story has poor reproduction, beacuse Mr. Corben sold the art soon after it was printed in Slow Death #4 (1972), i.e. comic story here is just photostat.
Alternatives, [COLOR]: Only known existing color version is printed in France, Actuel [II] #31 (197?). Prob. colored by French publisher.

The Awakening, 4 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 13, 1997. Modified: January 6, 2019.