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Judas. Original Art Plate

8 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Creepy #62 (1975). Reprinted [COLOR] in Comix International #1 (1975), [b&w] in Star Quest Comix #1 (1978), [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998) [VERS.2], [COLOR] in Creepy Archieves Volume #13 (2012) [VERS.3], and [COLOR] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) [VERS.3].
Story: Richard Margopolous. Art/Color(painted): Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).

Denmark [DK]: as “Judas [DK]” in Stjerne-serien #2 (1979).
Finland [FIN]: as “Juudas” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
France [FRA]: as “Judas [FRA]” in Creepy [FRA] “annual serie” #28 and Nuits blêmes (1979).
Serbia [SER]: as “Judas [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Judas [SPA]” in Delta #19, Famosos “Monsters” del cine #20 (1976) and Zona 84 Almanaque 1986.
Sweden [SWE]: as “Judas [SWE]” in Epix #27 (7/86).

Style: At least the last page: Fully Painted Colors. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Hostile aliens. War. Bomb. Judas.
Original Art Plate: 33,10 x 44,9, and 28,60 x 45,20 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Hostile aliens conquest planet after planet, and now the Earth is on the line. The Earth sends St. John to prevent them with a bomb, but St. John is actually judas.
Comment: Corben’s artwork is messy as B&W, but brilliant in colors. Richard Margopolous’ story has only one merit, an excellent ending.
Color: This story is painted, despite most (or even all the rest?) of Warren stories were made by overlay technique (to cut down expenses). The B&W version was prob. photocopied from the original, because of messy result. Sometimes they used the earlier B&W version (as was in a case of “Change… Into Something Comfortable”).
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, [VERS.3]: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.

Judas, 8 pgs
Judas, 8 pgs

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Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 11:09 am

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