10 pgs. Appeared first time B&W in Hot Stuf’ #5 (1977). Reprinted B&W in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986).
Story: Herb Arnold. Art: Richard Corben (written sign © 1977 Richard Corben). Lettering: printed (Hot Stuf’).
France [FRA]: as “Chard [FRA]” in L’Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #24 (1982) and Créatures de crève (1989).
Germany [GER]: as “Chard [GER]” in Menschenblut #1 (1982), Schwermetall #45 (1983)and Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #2.
Spain [SPA]: as “Chard [SPA]” in Totem especial USA #3 and Richard Corben obras completas #5 (1985).
Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: Fantasy. Time Span: Ancient past. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Evil idol. Assassins. Betrayal. Monster. Taboo graveyard.
Original Art Plate: 31,5 x 29,9 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Chard, the warrior, has a mision to bring the magical black idol to it’s next owner. He finds a voluptuous girl on his way, and assassins behind him, but girl and warrior escapes. Assassins are everywhere and they set him up. There will be fight on a taboo graveyard, but girl is not what she seems.
Comment: Brilliant B&W artwork, though printed letters make it a little bit stiff. Corben uses zipatone only when it is needed; when Chad is lying with the naked girl (on page three), he has brilliant zipatone muscles. Story by Herb Arnold is part of the 44 page fantasy novel, “Tales Out of Eirvthia, book II”, covered entirely Hot Stuf #5. Novel contains four separate stories (by separate artist), which are linked together by continuing story by Herb. Corben’s comic survives without other stories, but it needs cover up them more than for example “Dweller in the Dark” (which is also a part of a bigger story).
Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 14, 1997. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 10:44 am