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The Temple

“The Temple”

The Temple

4 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Fantagor #3 (1972). Reprinted [COLOR] in Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986) and [COLOR] in Den [III] #3 (1988) [VERS.2].
Story/Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, until in Den [III] as Richard Corben, 1972 – there is also saying, “Dedicated to the memory of Vaughn Bodé”). Lettered by hand (Corben).

Denmark [DK]: as “Templet” in Kvinden, der taenkte ting (1983).
France [FRA]: as “Le temple” in Ogre (1979).
Germany [GER]: as “Der Temple” in Vampirella [GER] #3 (1981), and Vampirella [GER] Sammelband #1.
Italy [ITA]: as “Il tempio”, [B&W] in Alter alter 7/77 [VERS.3], [COLOR] in 1984 [ITA] #23, and [COLOR] in L’Eternauta #110 (1992).
Spain [SPA]: as “El templo” in 1984 [SPA] #8, Ilustracion+Comix Internacional #51, Richard Corben obras completas #5 (1985) and Richard Corben obras completas #12 (1992).
Yugoslavia [YUG]: as “Hram”, [B&W] (!) in Strip magazin #19 (1982).

Style: Colored with overlays / Blue Line Colors. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Ancient past. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Eden. Adam and Eve. Mother God. Snake. Temple of knowledge.
Synopsis: Arnie (Adam) and Edyl (Eve) live in Eden kind of world. It is ruled by Mother God (naked lady). Snake pushes young couple into forbidden area, the temple of knowledge.
Comment: Very good artwork, but not colors nor own story are special. Reprints version have different, more detail ritch colors.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Female character has got additional leaves covering her nipples and ass. Mother God is also darkened where is nudity.
Alternatives, [VERS.3]: B&W.

The Temple, 4 pgs
The original version, 4 pgs. Color.
The Temple, Den[III], 4 pgs
The Den [III] version, 4 pgs. Color. Different coloring, breasts covered with additional leaves and Mother darken out to fit the PG rating.

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: July 11, 2019 at 20:35 pm

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