“Top to Bottom”
8 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Vampirella #33 (1974). Reprinted [COLOR] in Comix International #1 (1975), [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) [VERS.2], [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998) [VERS.2], and [COLOR] in Vampirella Archieves #5 (2012).
Story: Jack Butterworth. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature in Judas).
Denmark [DK]: as “Top til bund” in Stjerne-serien #2 (1979).
France [FRA]: as “Haut en bas” in Vampirella [FRA] #22 (1976) and Nuits blêmes (1979).
Germany [GER]: as “Das Labyrinth” in Vampir-Comic #5 (1974).
Spain [SPA]: as “El laberinto” in Creepy [SPA] Almanaque 1983 and Famosos “Monsters” del cine #18 (1976).
Sweden [SWE]: as “Upifrån och ner” in Epix #19 (11/85).
Style: Full color. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Cube. Centuries. Game. Alien. Vampi.
Original Art Plate: 32 x 41,2 cm [Source: Angoulême, 2019].
Synopsis: Henry finds a cube that distorts time. Cube is a game; always when Henry plays it (he wants to beat the cube), time leaps years, wars appears and he does not grow older at all. Cube is an alien lifeform, who came to Earth to deal with time and history.
Comment: Jack Butterworth’s Hellraiser related story is interesting. Corben’s color artwork is good, just good. There is one excellent frame (first on last page), dark but effective.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Extra: The Vampire Archieve version was resored partly from the original art plates (5 paltes were used).
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Created: August 24, 1997. Last updated: April 12, 2020 at 11:12 am