Star Beat

Star Beat

Star Beat

9 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W]:

Story/Art: Richad Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Richard Corben).

No known translation.

Style: B&W. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous girl.
Keywords: Tyrant. Scientist. Rebellion. Slavegirl.
Synopsis: A scientist wants to flee from tyranny, but cannot find a way. A stranger, slavegirl, offers her help. (etc.). Excerpt is too short to tell anything about the story itself.
Comment: An early Corben work (around 1968?). They printed only the first two pages and a letter from Mr. Corben to a French receiver. Letter was dated Feb. 26th, 1985. In a letter he mentions “Star Beat”, “You’re a Big Girl”, “Instinct”, and the Cidopey portfolio (!), among other originals. The outlook of the story is close to the other late ’70s stories like, “Dead Hill” or “Monsters Rule”. “Star Beat” was done before “Monsters Rule”.
Richard Corben (about the last page): Yes, it is an authentic Corben comic page. But I still don’t know where it was published. It was from a short strip, something like StarBeat as a title. It predates all of my other known published work. I sent it to a fanzine publisher in the late 60’s who dropped out of fandom. If it was published it must have been in some small Amateur Press Association. Sorry, I couldn’t be more specific.

Looks like “Star Beat” ended with similar frame as “Monsters Rule” started.

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Created: January 23, 2005. Last updated: March 14, 2021 at 22:16 pm

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