“Melton’s Big Game”
8 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Slow Death #5 (1973) [VERS.1]. Reprinted [B&W] in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976) [VERS.1] and [B&W] in Rip in Time #1 (1986) [VERS.2].
Story: Richard Corben & Ed Faust. Art: Richard Corben (signed as Richard Corben). Lettered by hand.
France [FRA]: as “La dernière chasse [VERS.1]” in Horrilor (1977) and L’Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #20 (1981).
Germany [GER]: as “Meltons Großes Spiel [VERS.1]” in U-Comix Sonderband [GER] #3 (1974), as “Melton’s Großwildjagd [VERS.1]” in Schwermetall #43 (1983) and Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #1.
The Netherlands [NL]: as “Melton’s Big Game [NL] [VERS.1]” in Stripschrift #57/58 (1973) and U-Comix Sonderband [NL] #3, and as “Groot wild voor Mr. Melton [VERS.1]” in Richard Corben #1 [NL]: Elf Gruwelijke Verhalen (1980).
Spain [SPA]: as “Melton va de caza mayor [VERS.1]” in Corben o la ternura del monstruo (1979), as “Una gran jornada para Melton” in Zona 84 #17, Richard Corben obras completas #11 and Rip o tiemp o atras #4 (1987), and as “La cacería” in Spirit [SPA] #6.
Sweden [SWE]: as “Melton’s stora byte [VERS.1]” in Pox Special #3 (3/85).
Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Exotic hunting.
Original Art Plate: 25,3 x 37,5 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Melton hunts down a beast. Another beast hunts down Melton. Rescue Rangers comes for Melton.
Comment: Good B&W artwork. Collaboration story with Ed Faust finds out it’s best in the end, though last punch line sucks.
Alternatives [VERS.1]: Funny Book is prob. identical with original.
Alternatives [VERS.2]: Prob. identical with original, except colorful language was toned down.
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Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 10:38 am