Kittens for Christian"Kittens for Christian"

11 pgs. Appeared first time in Fantagor #3 (1972) Vers.1. Reprinted in Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976) Vers.2, in Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985)Vers.3and in Children of Fire #3 (1988) Vers.4.
Story: Jan Strand. Primitive Color by Zipatone Overlays/Art: Richard Corben (signed as R. Corben, in both reprinted versions 1972). Lettered by hand (Corben).

FRA FRA: as "Des chatons pour Charlie" in Ogre (1979).
GER GER: as "Kätzchen für Christian" as a 2 part serial in Schwermetall #18 (1981) to #19 (1981), and as a 2 part serial in Schwermetall, Sammelband #5.
NL NL: as "Christiaans katjes" in Richard Corben #1 [NL]: Elf Gruwelijke Verhalen (1980).
SPA SPA: as "Gatitos para Christian" in Corben o la ternura del monstruo (1979) and in Richard Corben obras completas #3 (1985).

Style: Color with black line. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Post War world. Surviving. Giant animals.
Synopsis: People tries to survive in Post War world. Animals have become gigantic monsters. Guys want to eat pet kittens they find, but Christian don't. He escapes with kittens.
Comment: Corben's color artwork has nothing new to give, nor do Jan Strand's story. In Children of Fire #3 suppoused to be a story "Meet the Faces you Feet" instead of this one.
Alternatives: Color versions (Vers.1/Vers.3/Vers.4) are close to each other. The biggest difference is the "brown" shirts. In Vers.1 it is blueish, in Vers.3 redish, and in Vers.4 brownish. And one of the few biggest difference you can find from a single frame on pg 7 (last one): in version Vers.3 it is the most lighest one. The person for who Luter is showing a kitty, has shirt same color as his face. Generally the version Vers.3 has got the most lightest colors all over.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

Kittens for Christian, 11 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: August 24, 1997. Modified: March 6, 2017.