Bookworm

Bookworm

“Bookworm”

7 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Eerie #32 (1971). Reprinted [B&W] in Creepy #103 (1978), [B&W] in Eerie Archives Volume #7 (2011), [B&W] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012), and [B&W] in Creepy Archives Volume #21 (2015).
Story: Gerald Conway. Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1971). Color (around 1980/1981): unknown, not by Richard Corben. Lettered by hand (Warren).

Denmark [DK]: as “Bogormen” in Gru #6 (1972).
Finland [FIN]: as “Kirjatoukka” in Shokki #46 (6/76), and Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
France [FRA]: as “Ver lisant” in Vampirella [FRA] #2″Nouvelle série” (1978) and Vampirella [FRA] Album #1 “Nouvelle série” (1978), [COLOR] (!) in Une ée (1982).
Germany [GER]: as “Bücherwurm”, [COLOR] (!) in Vampir-Comic #2 (1974), [COLOR] (!) in Vampirella [GER] #8 (1983), and [COLOR] (!) in Vampirella [GER] Sammelband #2.
The Netherlands [NL]: as “Boekenwurn” in Creepy [NL] #6 (1981).
Serbia [SER]: as “Bookworm [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Gusano de biblioteca” in Dossier Negro #27 (1971) in Delta #1, [COLOR] (!) in Famosos “Monsters” del cine #11 (1976), and [COLOR] (!) in Creepy [SPA] Almanaque 1981.
Sweden [SWE]: as “Bokmalen” in Chock 13/74.

Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Present. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Private library. Magic. Human sacrifices. Cousin Eerie (in the end Eerie not by Corben).
Synopsis: Young guy works for money in old man’s book collections. Old man is true bookworm, and for sure young guy will be too.
Comment: Brilliant B&W artwork, some movie like cuts. Quite good story by Gerald Conway.
Alternatives, [COLOR]: Specially colored for German edition, but not by Corben. In Vampirella [GER], Cousin Eerie is removed totally from the beginning and replaced with a B&W Vampi in the end. About Vampir-Comic I don’t know. Same color version used in some other translated prints (on pg 6 you can see red German language, “Ich habe Hunger! Ich brauche Flutter! Ritter!”).

German color version, 7 pgs
German color version, 7 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 12, 1997. Last updated: June 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm

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