“The Slipped Mickey Click-Flip”
10 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Creepy #54 (1973). Reprint [B&W] in Eerie #86 (1977), [B&W] in Creepy Archives Volume #11 (2011), [B&W] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012), [B&W] in Dark Horse Horror Sampler (2014), and [B&W] in Eerie Archives Volume #18 (2015).
Story: Doug Moench. Art: Richard Corben.
Brazil [BR]: as “Blip blip click lick” in Kripta #27 (1978).
Denmark [DK]: as “Mickey gled click flip” in Gru #24 (1974).
Finland [FIN]: as “Pöpituutin kanavaklikkaus” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
France [FRA]: as “Gadget guillotine” in Creepy [FRA] “annual serie” #23 and Une femme bafouée (1982).
Portugal [POR]: as “Mickey, O Escorregadio” in Zakarella #8 (1976).
Serbia [SER]: as “Friedhelm the Magnificent [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Mickey el escurridizo click flip” in Creepy [SPA] #4, and as “Ahora te toca a ti el click lick” in Vampus Extra Otoño (1973).
Style: B&W shades. Genre: Horror / Humour. Time Span: Fantasy. Nudity: Voluptuous girl.
Keywords: Insanity. Surreal. Revenge. Cousin Creepy (also in Eerie version).
Synopsis: Madman Mr. Diment runs surreal scenes on psychology Nugent’s family. He also fights all the time with Hugo, his hunchback servant.
Comment: Full of brilliant frames and surreal ideas, but story, by Doug Moench, goes a little bit too far and the ending clue is not so clear. Mr. Diement knocks interesting meta levels with frame borders.
Special: There is two full color frames from the story as a part of five frame collage on the front cover art in Creepy #54 (1973); three other frames are not by Corben. Used frames are: second wide frame from page four, “Omigod Noooooo.” (man facing butterfly monsters) and first frame from page six, “Sqwunch” (train driving over man’s head).
Corben: “The Slipped Mickey Click Flip” was a takeoff on all the old horror comics and their often-silly horror hosts. The story didn’t make much sense in a normal, linear way; it was surreal because it kept jumping from the internal story to the external story of the insane host and his psychotic assistant. I joined in the madness, adding many bizarre details. It was a lot of fun. [bloody-disgusting.com]
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Created: June 4, 1997. Last updated: July 13, 2019 at 21:17 pm