7 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Creepy #92 (1977). Reprinted in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) [VERS.2], and in Creepy Archives Volume #19 (2014) [VERS.2].
Story: Nick Cuti. Art: Richard Corben (signed as Corb). Lettering: printed (Corben).
Brazil [BR]: as "Instinto" in Kripta #20 (1978).
Finland [FIN]: as "Vaisto" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
France [FRA]: as "Instinct [FRA]" in Vampirella [FRA] #1 "Nouvelle série" (1978), Vampirella [FRA] Album #1 "Nouvelle série" (1978) and Le Carnaval des monstres (1981).
Italy [ITA]: as "Istinto" in Collana Nera #11 (1984).
Serbia [SER]: as"Instinct [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as "Instinto" in Dossier Negro #104, and as "Instinct [SPA]", in Rich Corben #1 (1993).
Turkey [TUR]: as "Içgüdü" in Süper Korku #3 (1983/1984).
Style: Greytonal. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Ancient. Nudity: Nearly full frontal nudity on a girl.
Keywords: King. Queen. Paganism. Heir. Daughters. Nip. Vacation. Animal. Instinct. Death. Freak. Snow.
Synopsis: A king has no offspring and he's getting old. He chooses a queen of a small kingdom, but the choise is not the one he's dreaming of, despite her stunning outlooks.
Comment: Graphically piece is excellent. The focus is on (the most of time) nude or seminude queen. But the story by Nick Cuti lacks with decent storytelling. The end is obvious and not that shocking.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: In Creepy Presents Richard Corben the original art plates were scanned by Richard Corben.
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Created: June 30, 2003. Modified: May 18, 2019.