Child, Part 1(3): Child

Child, Part 1(3): “Child”

Child. Original Art Plate

8 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Eerie #57 (1974). Reprinted [COLOR] in Comix International #1 (1975), [COLOR] in Comix International #4 (1976), [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) [VERS.2], [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998) [VERS.2], [COLOR] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) [VERS.3], and [COLOR] in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013) [VERS.3].
Story: Greg Potter. Color(colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1974). Lettered by hand (Warren).

Brazil [BR]: as Child [BRA], Part 1(2!): “Child [BRA]” in Almanaqua de Kripta [#1] (1977).
Finland [FIN]: as Lapsi, Osa 1(3): “Lapsi” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
France [FRA]: as “Gamin [#1]” in Creepy [FRA] “nouvelle serie” #1 (1978) and Profondeurs (1978).
Germany [GER]: as “Frankie” in Vampir-Comic #8 (1975), and as “Kind” in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 2 (1980).
Italy [ITA]: as “Bimbo [#1]” in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
The Netherlands [NL]: as Kleine Jongen, Hoofdstuk 1(3): “Kleine Jongen” in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
Serbia [SER]: as Dete, Part 1(3): “Dete” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Niño”, [B&W] in Rufus #19 (1974), El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben #2 (1981), and Rich Corben #2 (1993).

Style: Tonal, colors with overlay technique. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Middle Ages. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Freak. Sanity.
Original Art Plate: Pen and ink, markers. brush, and gray pencils on paper, 11″ x 17″.
Synopsis: A wife of a man is dead. Man wanted a kid with her, but now the urge to get kid pushes him to build one. He creates a frankensteinish creature with a mind of a child. Unhappy event in a family forces the child creature to leave home.
Comment: Corben’s color artwork and Greg Potter’s first story of a series of the child creature are much better than following sequels. Comic is full of innovative and beautiful frames; colors, though, in whole series are a bit too murky.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, [VERS.3]: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia. 2nd: Scanned from the original artplates by Richard Corben.

Child, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: August 24, 1997. Last updated: July 4, 2019 at 21:53 pm

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