There was a letter column in Eerie. Here’s some quotes:
Eerie #33 (1971); Dear Cousin Eerie (pgs 4-5): “The cover of Eerie 31 was OUT-A-SIGHT!!!”
(pict) Above left is cover painting by staff artist, Richard Corben (for Eerie #31, scripted by staff writer, Buddy Saunders). Illustrations for story by Tom Sutton (above right) was highly praised judging from bulk of mail received. —
Eerie #31 — “Point o View” — This classic piece of writing and artwork (complimented by a great cover by Dick Corben) deserves, the “Hugo” award. —
STEPHEN DARNER, Bronx, N.Y.
Eerie #31 was super. The cover was OUT-A-SIGHT! The first story, “Point of View” was great. —
JOE HAMMELL, Treton, N.J.
— The haunting and strangely evocative world of zombies and voodoo is treated to the hilt in Douglas Moench’s chilling allegory “Bright Eyes” on p.26. Visito the world of Joshua, a man enslaved in death, captured as only artist Richard Corben can in all of its evil eccentricity. —
(pict) Artist Richard Corben, whose work appears on page 27. Rendering by Dude.
Writer’s profile: Richard Margopoulos [no mention of Richard Corben]
PREVIEW: 3 NEW WARREN SERIES [CHILD, PANTHA, FREAKS] CHILD: His father created him from bits and pieces of animal skin, vowing to the heavens that he would have a son. And one stormy night it happened. The child-thing arose and took life! Writer Greg Potter pulls off a fantastic new twist on the Dr. Frankenstein scheme, with art by Jim Stenstrum. (Wha?? Thought he was a writer?) [apparently art turned out to be by Richard Corben… -SidSid]
WONDERWORLD, P.O.Box 16168, Long Beach, CA 90806, 75c.
There are three or four magazines of this sort, dealing with indepth articles on the creators and the products of the graphic story field. Wonderworld, formerly Graphic Story World, is in front of the lot. — issue #9 containing a biographical sketch of artist-writer-innovator, Richard Corben just for starters. Urgently recommended. You won’t find better.
— In Wizard Wagstaff, Rich Corben‘s color was great! —
FREDDY COLE, Centerville, Ga.
(pict) CHILD! A unique twist on the old Frankenstein legend. A young boy assembled from the viscera of dead animals …a naive, powerful brute from the potent pen of Greg Potter. Rendered in full color by the unmatched artistry of Rich Corben!
— cut out the messing around with fantasy stuff like Wizard Wagstaff. —
JIM CHILAR, San Diego, Cal.
— EERIE #56 — And then I read the announcement about Rich Corben‘s April Fool’s trick …it really scared me. I expected the worst. But Wizard Wagstaff turned out to be a pretty good story, cuz. Certainly the best thing Corben has ever done. It was really funny. —
TOM BERE, Halifax, Can.
— Wizard Wagstaff was fantastic, and I think it showed Rich Corben unleashed. —
BILL MUTSCHLER, Wayne, Pa.
— you kill off Hunter and give us Child (the worst yet) — I hate the series. — Child will be a repetition month after month of its obvious story pattern.
D.D. DENHAM, Arlington, Va.
— EERIE #56 — The best stories were Hunter and Wizard Wagstaff. —
JIMMY BOWDEN, Hastings, Mich.
— Rich Corben and Jack Butterworth did a fine job on your April Fool’s treat, Wizard Wagstaff. I think that was the best story in the issue. —
J. SILVA, Middletown, R.I.
— Wizard Wagstaff was ridiculous. A wizard might be a good idea for a series …but not this wizard.
It was ok, but I’ve seen better. —
EDDIE BARNHART, Sebring, Fla.
— EERIE #56 — Wizard Wagstaff was the worst story in the whole issue. I thought EERIE was for horror stories …not sick, stupid humour! —
CAM HUGHES, E. Windsor, N.J.
A WORLD OF FANTASY
— Child learns about love, and learns too about the pain that often accompanies it. He reacts as only a Child can. —
— By the way, are you ever going to have a regular color section again?
TONY ANDERSON, Green Rock, III.
EERIE #84 — “Hard John’s Nuclear Hit Parade” (is that really the title of the series?) was absurd, hard to understand, preposterous and funny. The idea of one guy owning 1250 tactical missiles is a little far fetched …but infinitely amusing! [Corben did one Hard John story, “An Angel Shy of Hell!” – the whole series was based on that very story. -SidSid]
My favorite feature was Godeye —
HENRY KUJAWA, Camden, N.J.
— EERIE #85 — Except for the stupid title, “Gonna Nuke Mankind Right Outta my Hair” was great! Jose Ortiz was not as sketchy as usual, and I detected a few traces of Richard Corben here. —
FRANK FORRESTALL, Albequerque, N.M.
MANY EERIE ISSUES ARE WORTH OWNING FOR THE COVERS ALONE. — AND THERE IS RICH CORBEN‘S BEAUTY & THE BEAST OF #32. —
EERIE #107 — “The Horizon Seekers” (if you could call it that) — Leo Duranona is my favourite EERIE artist. His style is matched only by the great Rich Corben.
VINCE BONAUOGLIN, Dunmore, Pa.
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Created: Aug. 15, 2000. Modified: January 17, 2012.