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Monsters Rule

“Monsters Rule”

Monsters Rule

8 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Voice of Comicdom #12 (1968) to #15 (1969). Reprinted [B&W] in Weirdom Comix #15 (1972) and [B&W] in Flights into Fantasy (1981).
Story/Art: Richad Corben (signed as RC). Lettered by hand (Corben).

Germany [GER]: as “Wenn Monster herrschen” in Flüge in die Fantasie (1981).
Spain [SPA]: as “Imperio de monstruos” in Vuelo a la fantasia (1981).

Style: Continious tonal. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Hidden nudity.
Keywords: Criminal search. Suspect. Remote planet. Alien lifeform. Prisoner. Kennel. Sudden help. Shower. Mating. Rebellions. Escape.
Original Art Plate: 34,3 x 44,5 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Stellar agent 429 Alvin “Al” Jorcus is put after criminal Librun. He ends up to the remote planet and get caught by aliens, who take him as their pet slave. A female Narla sets him free and hides him into her apartment. They had sex and Al escapes to end up again prisoner. This time captured by rebellions.
Comment: Planet of the Apes related story has got a great deal of text. Each page is designed to be printed separate, because there’s cliffhanger on each end. The story is not unique, but it shows all Corbenish manouvres: kick boxing, hostile aliens, and nudism (among aliens it is not shame to strip nude even for daughter and father – though he does not show anything). Artwork reminds a lot of his style at the time (cf. “Dead Hill”, “Due of Titans”, or “Star Beat”).

Monsters Rule, 8 pgs
Looks like “Monsters Rule” started with almost the same frame as “Star Beat” ended.

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Created: Aug.23, 2003. Last updated: February 28, 2021 at 12:26 pm

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