The Butcher, Part 2(2): “Bye, Bye, Miss American Dream”
8 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Eerie #64 (1975). Reprinted [B&W] in Creepy #132 (1981), [B&W] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012), and [B&W] in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013).
Story: s-William DuBay. Art: Richard Corben (prob. no signature). Prob. lettered by hand (Warren).
Brazil [BR]: as “Adeus, Senhor Açouguero!” in Kripta #22 (1978).
Finland [FIN]: as Lahtari: “Hei-hei neiti amerikkalainen unelma” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
France [FRA]: as “À beau rêve américain, salut” in Sueurs froides (1983).
Serbia [SER]: as “Bye, Bye, Miss American Dream [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as El carnicero, Part 2(2): “Adiós, sueño americano” in Creepy [SPA] #49 (1983).
Style: Greytonals. Genre: Crime. Time Span: Past. Nudity: None.
Original Art Plate: Drawn with brush and pen and ink, also with gray markers and gray Prismacolor pencils on Bainbridge paper, size 12 1/2″ x 18″. [CorbencomicartCom]
Keywords: Gangsters. Mob families. Murder. Betrayal. Priest.
Synopsis: Mobsters are killing each other for four months. They want to make a deal and build up a peace, but somebody is going to betray them.
Comment: Bill DuBay’s story is a logical sequel for the first part. Unfortunately the story is illustrated letter and what was good in the first part lacks here and leaves story completely empty. Mr. Corben has done for this story what he can: pages 1 and 4 are graphically most succesful (guts splitting victim and exploding old cars). DuBay’s story does not give much room to explore. The story was never colored; thus it never appeared in Comix International, like first part did. Most interesing face is The Butcher himself. In Creepy Presents Richard Corben the original art plates were scanned by Richard Corben.
Corben: It was certainly a change of pace for me with the gangsters, crime and revenge themes. [CorbencomicartCom/Sale/Feb. 22, 2015]
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Created: June 29, 2003. Last updated: July 13, 2019 at 18:38 pm