Horror in the Dark

Horror in the Dark #1 to #4

Fantagor Press. 7″x10″. $2.00. 36 pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: white (#4: glossy white). Reprinted in Tales of the Black Diamond (1993). [id]Serial ought to be five issues long. Mr. Corben writes in last issue (#4), Because of incredibly shrinking sales, this [#4] is the last of our horror series, and the last comic book from Fantagor Press for a while. – – To our loyal fans who subscribed to a five issue series, there should be some compensation enclosed with this comic along with our apologies – – To wind up this series, there are two episodes of Tales of the Black Diamond. Obviously, Cartoon of Blood was to have been in number five. Actually, Mr. Margopoulos wrote a sixth chapter that took place in the distant future, just in case we could stick it out an extra issue. – – Similarly, I had to cancel a commissioned back up story by Pat Boyette and another by Bill Wray. I have a stack of scripts written by Bruce Jones and Jan Strnad. And I was going to write a story based on our spider cover.” (Story based on spider cover appeared later in year 1993 as DenSaga #3: “Falling Angels”. Spider in the pict is called a sombosucker.)

Horror in the Dark #1

Feb. 1991. Mail (2 pgs). [id]

BloodBirth

“Blood Birth”
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 2: Mail, page 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 33: Ad for Richard Corben’s Art Book [#1]. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 35: Mail, page 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Ad for Rip in Time [TB]. Color.

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 1(5): “Blood Birth” [SYNOPSIS].
16 pgs: pgs 3-18. s-Richard Margopoulos. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: printed.

“Lame Lem’s Love” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 19-26. s/a/r[Skull Comix #2(1970)]-Richard Corben. B&W.

“Forgotten Tomb” [SYNOPSIS].
6 pgs: pgs 27-32. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.

Horror in the Dark #2

July 1991. Mail (2 pgs). [id]

BloodyAxe

“Bloody Axe”
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 2: Mail, page 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 35: Mail, page 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Ad for Den 1: Neverwhere. Color.

Tales of the Black Diamond, Parts 2(5): “Bath of Blood” [SYNOPSIS].
14 pgs: pgs 3-16. s-Richard Margopoulos. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: printed.

“Dreaming” [SYNOPSIS].
6 pgs: pgs 27-32. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W.

Others: Raul Demingo and S I Artists (pgs 17-26).

Horror in the Dark #3

Aug. 1991. [id]

Crypt of Blood

“Crypt of Blood”
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.

“Laying Nude”
1 pict: pg 2. a/r[art1, pg 1]-Richard Corben. B&W.

Pg 2: Mail, page 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 35: Mail, page 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Ad for Den 2: Muvovum. Color.

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 3(5): “Crypt of Blood” [SYNOPSIS].
11 pgs: pgs 3-13. s-Richard Margopoulos. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: printed.

“The Mounds” [SYNOPSIS].
6 pgs: pgs 27-32. s/a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Color reprint in Heavy Metal #140 (1992). B&W.

Others: Bruce Jones (pgs 14-21), Raul Demingo and S I Artists (pgs 22-26).

Horror in the Dark #4

Sept. 1991. Mail (2 pgs). [id]

Spider

“Spider”
Front Cover Art-Richard Corben. Color.
See the anouncement in the very beginning.

Pg 2: Mail, page 1. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 35: Mail, page 2. B&W. [PICT].
Pg 36: Ad for Richard Corben’s Art Book [#1]. Color.

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 4(5): “Cold Blood” [SYNOPSIS].
10 pgs: pgs 3-12. s-Richard Margopoulos. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: printed.

Tales of the Black Diamond, Part 5(5): “Cartoon of Blood” [SYNOPSIS].
10 pgs: pgs 13-22. s-Richard Margopoulos. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Lettering: printed.

“Bull Digger” [SYNOPSIS].
2 pgs: pgs 31-32. s/a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprint in Heavy Metal #159 (1995). B&W.
Comic was originally done as a possible men’s magazine feature. [“Doom Battle”, Den [III] #5 (1989)].
This versin, B&W tonal remake. Most of text relettered. On last frame (last pg) saying, “I think it was a short in the sublimation curcuit” is turned to “I think it was a short in the sublimator circuitry”, and “Can’t you make it last longer?” to “Oh yeah? You’d better stop leaving those copies of MECHANICAL BREEDERS GAZETTE around in the hanger.”

Others: Tim Conrad (23-30).

Copyright © 1998 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: Feb. 24, 1998. Modified: Last updated: July 19, 2019 at 10:50 am

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