Web Story

Web Story

Here are some spidered dates connected to Richard Corben web (and fan) site history. [Internet Archieve Wayback Machine]

| Dutch/1996 | Other/1996 | MuutaNet, vers. 1 | Richard Corben, vers. 1 | MuutaNet, vers. 2 | MuutaNet, vers. 3 | Richard Corben, vers. 2 (Facelift 1) (Facelift 2) | Richard Corben, vers. 3 |

“What!? Strips! CORBEN” 

by Jonas and Karel Van Poucke


The beginning of 1996: One of the first ever made Den web site “What!? Strips! CORBEN” by Jonas and Karel Van Poucke, was made both in English (http://allserv.rug.ac.be/ ~jvpoucke/english/den/corben.htm/) and in Dutch (http://allserv.rug.ac.be/ ~jvpoucke/den/corben.htm/). 

The April 23, 1999 version says, “Last modified 09/08/96”, and “On 15 july 1996, we received a message”. That might mean that the site was on the air already early 1996… 

Index in English
English Den page

The other prehistoric Corben sites

July, 1996: German web site by Marc Kronberg 
(http://www.chemie.uni-hannover.de/ people/kronberg/corben/). This site is still existing in a different address. 

1996–1999 (?): French web site by Bremes (http://news.cert.fr/ francais/deri/bermes/corben/). 

Oct. 20, 1996: French web ste BD PARADISO (http://www.bdparadisio.com/ corben.htm/). Still exising. 

Aug. 6, 1996: A short German page by Thomas Zimmerman (http://www.uni-passau.de/ ~zimmerth/comics/).

MuutaNet #1: Comicography of Richard Corben

Sample page with picts
Sample page without picts

Aug. 27, 1997: I was searching something complete different from my oldie CD backups and found out that my The unofficial Richard Corben fan site (Comicography of Richard Corben) was started already in Fall 1997. That was after my visit in London, England from where I found the book The Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide (by Jay Kennedy, 1982). Those days I based my site entirely on the info of that book. My CD backup was made in April 7, 1998. Each page incl. full size cover art if available (see sample page). 

List of his works
A page about the artist himself

The very first Richard Corben web site

The opening page

Nov. 10, 1998: The very first official Richard Corben web site (http://richardcorben.com) has been launched. The exact date is uncertain, but according the pict aside, pages were out already in 11/10/98. According the e-mail (dated Dec. 12, 1998) I found recently Mr. Corben stated that he put the site out in November 1998. Mine was already up in the air! Mr. Corben’s site was closed after some years and there was no official Richard Corben site for two or three years available. 

MuutaNet #2: The updated Comicography of Richard Corben

The opening page
Visiting card, made in Summer 2002.

May 10, 1999: My very first unofficial Richard Corben fan site (Comicography of Richard Corben) was updated. Site was started already in Aug. 27, 1997 (see above)! It was at Finnish two guy garage server firm (http://sci.fi/~sidi), which was later sold to the bigger Internet firm (http://www.saunalahti.fi/~sidi) around 2000. 

The updated list page
The updated Richard Corben page

MuutaNet #3: The Most Complete Comicography of Richard Corben

Th updated opening page
Muuta page

June 24, 2002: The Most Complete Comicography of Richard Corben found it’s present address (https://muuta.net). 

There was mention here earlier that the starting date was May 31, 2005 but that is incorrect since I was talking about change of site with Diana Johnson in an Interview in April 3, 2002. 

The Second Official Richard Corben web site

The opening page

April 03, 2004: The second official Richard Corben web site (http://corbenstudios.com) was registered. 

Nov. 27, 2004: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got it’s frist content to the pages.

The First Facelift to Richard Corben web site

The opening page

Sep. 02, 2006: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got the first facelift. Sorry, there exist no better screenshot.

The Second Facelift to Richard Corben web site

The opening page

April 27, 2007: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got the second facelift. 

The beginning of May, 2007: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got the Sales section. 

Dec. 30, 2008: The first Flash video has been added just before new year. There was not yet a Movie section on web site. Movie was added to the Commercial section.

The opening page

Dec. 31, 2008: The web site (http://corbenstudios.com) has got the Movies section. 

The Third Official Richard Corben web site

The opening page

Dec. 3, 2014: The third official Richard Corben web site (http://corbencomicart.com) was launched. 

The output was pretty same as the latest Second Official Richard Corben web site. 

The opening page

April 28, 2017: There has been added a new page, Nocturnal Kingsdoms, art by Beth Corben-Reed.

Jan. 1, 2019: The outlook of Richard Corben web site has not changed since.

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