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The Wreck of the Katerra-Dan

“The Wreck of the Katerra-Dan”

Cross reference: “Den 5: Elements”

The Wreck of the Katerra-Dan. Original Art Plate

6 pgs. Appeared first time [COLOR] in Den[III] #9 (1989).
Story: Jan Strnad. Art/Color: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettering: printed (Corben).

France [FRA]: as “Le naufrage du Katerra-Dan” in USA magazine [II] #67 (1993).
Spain [SPA]: as “Los restos de la Katerra-Dan”, [COLOR] in Zona 84 #74 (1990).

Style: Colored by overlays. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Desert land. Sand. Surviving. Flies. Whore. Airship. Destruction. Water. Logbook.
Synopsis: Man drifts in deserted sand land with the deceased prostitutes head on his belt. He finds invisible war aircraft broken down in sand and read their logbook.
Comment: This story of Jan Strnad sounds like one of fit into blank place in comic book. This time there is room for six page story. I happened to like whore’s head on wanderer’s belt, but story itself do not give anything refreshing. Corben’s art is fogused into prostitute’s head; it rottens nicely. Not much better than usual in-betweeners.
Humour: But there’s an inside joke in the story if you’re sharp eyed: the space ship i.e. (the wreck) is exactly the same one than was used in the story, “Den 5: Elements”, by Scon (the very beginning of the story, in the chapter, “The King of Air and Darkness”). Mr. Corben must use the very same model for borth stories.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

The Wreck of the Katerra-Dan, Art Plate version, 8 pgs

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Created: April 23, 2000. Last updated: December 21, 2019 at 5:42 am

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