The Butcher, Part 1(2): “Forgive Us Our Tresspasses”
8 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Eerie #62 (1975). Reprinted [COLOR] in Comix International #2 (1975) and [B&W] in Creepy #132 (1981), [COLOR] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) [VERS.2], and [COLOR] in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013) [VERS.2].
Story: Bill DuBay. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).
Finland [FIN]: as Lahtari: “Anna anteeksi pahat tekomme” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
France [FRA]: as Le boucher, Part 1(2): “Pardonnez nous non offenses” in Vampirella [FRA] #20 (1975), and Sueurs froides (1983).
The Netherlands [NL]: as “Vergeef ons Onze Zonde” in Creepy [NL] #6 (1981).
Serbia [SER]: as “Forgive Us Our Tresspasses [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as El carnicero, Part 1(2): “Perdónanos nuestras deudas” in Creepy [SPA] Almanaque 1982 and Creepy [SPA] #49 (1983).
Style: Colored by overlay technique / Greytonals. Genre: Crime. Time Span: Past. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Gangsters. Mob families. Murder. Betrayal. Priest. Cousin Eerie.
Original Art Plate: 38 x 50,5 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Mobsters kill old gangster leader before he can confess to priest. Later Don’s three brothers try to find out who was behind killing. Rival mobster gang of course is on the line.
Comment: Mostly good color artwork, spectaculous blood burst on last page. Billy DuBay’s story is nothing special and the end is brilliant mostly because of Corben’s artwork.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: August 24, 1997. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 11:14 am