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Duel of the Titans

“Duel of the Titans”

Duel of the Titans. Original Art Plate

1 pg. Appeared first time [B&W] in Squa Tront #4 (1970). Reprinted [B&W] in Flights into Fantasy (1981) on pg 25.
Story: Robert Barrett. Art: Richad Corben (written sign Barrett&Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).

Germany [GER]: as “Duel der Titanen” in Flüge in die Fantasie (1981).
Yugoslavia [YUG]: as “Dvoboj titana”, [COLOR] (!) in Stripoteka #799 (1984).

Style: B&W. Genre: Fantasy / Humour. Time Span: Fantasy. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Thief. Kidnap. Maiden. Tarzan. Prince charming. Resque.
Original Art Plate: On 17×22″ art board. 43,3 x 55,8 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Conan type of thief has kidnapped a maden, who is screaming for help. Tarzan hears the noice and “Kreegah!” cuts thiefs way. But during fight for the maiden Prince Valiant steals the nude booty.
Comment: This early short story by Barrett is of course short, but it points out Corben’s later manouvers: mixing genres, kick bxing, nude women and tongue in the cheek humour.
Special: Only one known color version exits. The story was colored (badly!) by local colorist in Yugoslavian Stripoteka.

Copyright © 2002 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: July 15, 2002. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 10:26 am

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