Child, Part 3(3): Childhood’s End

Child, Part 3(3): “Childhood’s End”

Child, Part 3(3): Childhood's End

8 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Eerie #60 (1974). Reprinted [COLOR] in Comix International #3 (1975), [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: Budd Lewis. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1974). Lettered by hand (Warren).

Finland [FIN]: as Lapsi, Osa 3(3): “Lapsuuden loppu” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
France [FRA]: as “Gamin: Cristal qui ronge” in Creepy [FRA] “nouvelle serie” #2, Profondeurs (1978), and Eerie & Creepy présentent Richard Corben #1 (2013) [VERS.4].
Germany [GER]: as “Frankie: 3. und letzte Episode aus dem Leben eines zärtlichen Monsters” in Vampir-Comic #10 (1974), as “Kind: Ende der Kindheit” in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 2 (1980).
Italy [ITA]: as Bimbo #3: “Cristallo corrosivo” in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
The Netherlands [NL]: as Kleine Jongen, Hoofdstuk 3(3): “Als er een ster valt” in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
Serbia [SER]: as Dete, Part 3(3): “Childhood’s End [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Niño / El fin de la infancia”, [B&W] in Rufus #30 (1975), and as “Niño / Cristal corrosivo” in El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben #2 (1981), and as “Niño / El fin de la infancia”, in Rich Corben #2 (1993).

Style: Tonal, colors with overlay technique. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Middle Ages. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Freak. Star. Kid. Unearthly. Parasites. Revenge.
Synopsis: Child creature is even more out of the society. He finds an evil star fallen down from a heaven. A human kid touches the star and child creature wants to give him a revenge.
Comment: Frankensteinish story of a serial of the child creature gets a fake end, but child has finally got peace in his heart. Budd Lewis’ story does not work, nor Corben gives any special in his artwork.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, [VERS.3]: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Alternatives, [VERS.4]: Scanned from the original artplates (2013).
Extra: Greg Potter, the creator of Child series, contacted me (March 2003) and said that Warren decided to kill the character without asking his permission. He was kind of disappointed.

Childhood's End, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1999 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: July 28, 1999. Last updated: July 4, 2019 at 21:52 pm

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