12+12+12+12+12 (series) pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Son of Mutant World #1, [COLOR] in #2, [B&W] in #3, [B&W] in #4, [B&W] in #5 (1990) [VERS.1]. Reprinted in [COLOR] in Mutant World and Son of Mutant World (2019) [VERS.3].
Story: Jan Strnad. Art: Richard Corben (no signature, but © 1990 Jan Strnad & Richard Corben in #2 to #5). Color: Richard Corben [VERS.1], and Beth Corben Reed [VERS.3]. Lettering: printed (Corben).
- Part 1: 12 pgs. Son of Mutant World #1 (1990)
- Part 2: 12 pgs. Son of Mutant World #2 (1990)
- Part 3: 12 pgs. Son of Mutant World #3 (1990)
- Part 4: 12 pgs. Son of Mutant World #4 (1990)
- Part 5: 12 pgs. Son of Mutant World #5 (1990)
France [FRA]: as “Fils du monde mutant” [VERS.2], a 5 part series [COLOR] in USA magazine [II] #52 to #57 (1991), and as one [COLOR] in Fils du monde mutant (1991).
Germany [GER]: as “Der Sohn der Mutantenwelt” [VERS.2], as one [COLOR] in Die phantastische Welt des Richard Corben #6 (1992).
Italy [ITA]: as “Figli di un mondo mutante” [VERS.2], as a 5 part series in L’Eternauta #101 (1991) to #105 (1992), and as one [COLOR] in Best Comics #7 (1992).
Spain [SPA]: as “Hijos del mundo mutante” [VERS.2], as a 9 part [COLOR!] series in Zona 84 #84 (1991) to #91 (1991), and as one [COLOR] in Richard Corben obras completas #13 (1993).
Style: Blue Line Colors. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Full frontal.
Original Art Plate: All are drawn in Sharpie pens and Pigma pens and pencils on 12″ x 16″ or 11 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ Strathmore bristol or Bainbridge paper [Corben’s web site]. 30,4 x 40,4 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Keywords: Post-Global-Holocaust. Mutants. Daughter. Papa. Bear. Surviving. Island. Fortress. Flesh-eating plants. Fight. End of World.
Synopsis: This surprising sequel for “Mutant World” is a story about Dimentia. Dimentia is not son, but daughter of now old Dimento. She has got a pet bear when she looses her father. Though the world is still post-global-holocaustic and violent, there exists some old people. Old hunter has got a very young boy, who he is teaching the surviving skills. The end of the world prophet, Hurshul, in this story is a young warrior who travels with airballoon and two headed bird (cf. beginning of Bludd!). This desperate world has got only one barely surviving fortress, which is under constant attacks by Mudhead troopers. The fortress is run by Max, whose wife was dead seven years before. He has got a simple cook Dorra, in who he is in love with (cf. Pucca in Den’s Adventures). The hiding fortress has got only two major advances: it is on an island and it is surrounded by flesh-eating plants. Though plants are active only at night.
Comment: Jan Strnad, who fell in love with the story “Mutant World”, wrote a sequal for it. These two stories has not much similarities, which is nice: it is not a rerun of an old favourite tale. It is not called Daughter of Mutant World, as one could think of, because story is about Dimento’s female offspring. The odd choose of name is not bad, son rimes better and it is shorter and sharper. Story has got enough variable characters though it is mainly focusing on small circles, everything is around the fortress. “Mutant World” had got larger environment. A charachter development during story is good. Mr. Corben does a good work, as we remember that he is doing an ongoing series. It was shame he was forced to drop colors for the end of the series. I think that Mr. Corben can create a marvelous B&W art work, but here it is visible that the whole story was planned to be in color till the very end. The story was never published entirely in color as an one book edition in English: to get complete trade back version you have to find out European translation.
Alternatives: [VERS.1] was printed in color only for parts 1 and 2. The rest of the story was in B&W. All foreign prints were most likely printed in color, colored by undefined color maker, most likely Richard Corben himself [VERS.2]. Jan Strnad started a Kickstarter funding project in Aug 15, 2019 to combine “Mutant World” and “Son of Mutant World” together in one volume. The sequel was totally recolored by Beth Corben Reed [VERS.3]. The Kickstarter was a success.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001).
The original story [VERS.1]
The original print: parts 1+2 in color, parts 3-5 in B&W.
All reprints: all parts in color.
Reprinted foreign prints [VERS.2]
Kickstarter: Mutant World and Son of Mutant World [VERS.3]
Copyright © 2003 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: June 17, 2003. Last updated: July 1, 2020 at 16:03 pm