Children of Fire

Children of Fire #1 to #3

Fantagor Press. 6-3/4″x10-3/8″. $2.00. 36 pages (incl. covers, no page numbering). Cover: glossy color. Guts: glossy color on white. Entire contents, © 1987 (#1), © 1988 (#2, #3): Richard Corben. [id,ober]

Children of Fire #1

Nov. 1987. Mail (1 pg), Art Prints (2 pgs).

Kill and Mal

“Kil and Mal”
Front Cover Art [art1, pg 42]-Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 2: Mail. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 32: Art Prints. Color.
Pg 35. Ad for next issue. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color.

“Children of Fire”, Part 1(3) [SYNOPSIS].
13 pgs: pgs 3-15. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Den 3: Children of Fire (1991).

“Razar the Unhero” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 16-23. s-Starr Armitage. a/r[Fantagor #1 (1970)]-Richard Corben. c-Ed Faust. Color. Lettering: reprinted (mostly).
First time in colors. This version, almost same as in Fangtagor Presents Brood (1983), but in colors. Lettering in different type of letters. Texts have minor changes.

“To Spear a Fair Maiden” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 24-31. s-Jan Strnad. a/c/r[Fantagor #2 (1971)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.
Reprinted in different color than the first version.
In this version, colors more darker. Redrawn, secret parts of girl on every page kind of dissolved; on pg 2 fr 6, saying, “Screw Her Ya Goddamn Fool!!”, turned into “Rape! Rape! She has to be raped! Must I draw a diagram. You idiot!”; on pg 6 fr 1: girl’s hand not anymore on another breast; on pg 6 fr 9: girl now dressed, hands not on breasts, girl’s saying, “Take me my prince… my fruit is ripe!”, turned into “Take me my prince. I’m ready…”.

Children of Fire #2

Jan. 1988. Corben Mail (2 pgs), Art Prints (3 pgs).

Treasure Found

“Treasure Found”
Front Cover Art [art1, pg 43; CI-card #36]-Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 2: Mail, part 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pgs 32-33: Art Prints. Color.
Pg 35. Mail, part 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color.

“Children of Fire”, Part 2(3)
13 pgs: pgs 3-15. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Den 3: Children of Fire (1991).

“Necromancer” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 16-23. s/a/c/r[B&W Grim Wit #1 (1972)]-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed.
This version in color. Girl has now negligée. First 4 frames on pg 3 are new (as well texts too). Frame 1 of original story (on pg 3) is now last. Last 3 frames are now first on pg 4. Last frame on pg 4 is new (no text on it).

“The Story of Oteg” [SYOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 24-31. s/a/r[B&W Promethean Enterprises #3 (1971)]-Richard Corben, c-Phillip Dewalt. Color.
Biggest differences: frames 1 & 3 on pg 1: clear background hills; pg 4 fr 1: silhuetto donkey now turned to left. Texts relettered. Losting B&W tones during converting from B&W to color.

Children of Fire #3: The Conclusion

March 1988. Corben Mail (2 pgs), Corben Art Prints (2 pgs).

Flying Knee

“Flying Knee”
Front Cover Art [art1, pg 45]-Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 2: Mail, part 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pgs 32-33: Art Prints. Color.
Pg 35. Mail, part 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Ad for Den [III] #1. Color.

“Children of Fire”, Part 3(3)
18 pgs: pgs 3-20. s/a/c-Richard Corben. Color. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Den 3: Children of Fire (1991).

“Kittens for Christian” [SYNOPSIS]
11 pg: pgs 21-31. s-Jan Strnad. a/c/r[Fantagor #3 (1972)]-Richard Corben. Color.
In this version, added: “© 1972” above “J. S. Strnad & R. Corben” (on pg 1 of).

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Created: March 3, 1998. Last updated: July 19, 2019 at 10:52 am

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