5 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Hot Stuf’ #1 (1974). Reprinted in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976).
Story-Ed Faust. Art-Richard Corben (in Hot Stuf’ version, written sign © 1973 Richard V. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).
France [FRA]: as “Les mauches” (misspelled!) in Razar le lâche (1976), and as “Les mouches” in Ère comprimée #7, and Ère comprimée #13H.
Germany [GER]: as “Fliegen” in Wer ist Richard Corben? (1982).
Italy [ITA]: as “Moschi” in Cannibale #13 (1979).
Spain [SPA]: as “Moscas” in 1984 [SPA] #10 and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous, naked girls.
Keywords: Flies. Missing persons. Aliens. Female humanoids. Plants. Odor.
Synopsis: Pete and Bart are in a search for non-hostile planets (there is no straight mention of the nature of their work). They are about to leave, but two of their colleagues, Potter and Captain, are missing, and all they can find is their clothes.
Comment: Ed Faust’s one joke story has interesting flow, though extented ending is not surprising. Corben’s art is perfect till the end. Planet has got highly intereting flora all over. There is everywhere feminine curves, ovals and arcs. Animals are few, though a lot of flies. Artwork support story 100%.
Special note: There is at the bottom of the first page writing, * Note. “flys” is an alien spelling of “flies.”, but that has no clear reference to the story, since there is no alien language used. Except Pete’s last notice, though it has got no significance for the spelling. Although the noun and verb “Flys” can be found in old books spelled such way, in modern English that spelling is considered incorrect.
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Created: July 15, 2002. Last updated: July 13, 2019 at 16:52 pm