Altered Versions

B

"Biosphere" (reworked from "Hidalgo's Beard")
The cover art (and on pg 132-133) of Flights into Fantasy (1981). Reprinted in CI-card #69 and Art Book #2 (1994). The Hidalgo's head is replaced with a satellite kind of disc. Colors are changed from blue to more brownish, and the signs of the sea bottom is removed.

"Bodyssey"
: The plate of Corben Classics #2 (1986).
: The cover art of The Bodyssey (1986). A girl added.

C

"The Cat Girl"
Unpublished cover art. Printed in Flights into Fantasy (1981). Reworked version in CI-card #27, and both versions in Art Book #2 (1994). The city skyline and the lurking scientist has been removed, and added several new cats. A small tree is removed and on a place of city repainted a tree.

"Cyan Demon"
The cover art of Fantagor #2 (1972). Printed also in Flights into Fantasy (1981). Altered colors in Werewolf (1984). Sky reddish, figure greenish. In altered version sky greenish, figure reddish.

"Cyclops" (the original 1969 , redone 1993 , revised )
The cover art of Rocker Blast Comic Collector #83 (1971) () and the cover art of Heavy Metal: Havoc (1995) (). It was published also in Flights into Fantasy (1981) (), in CI-card #87 (), and in Art Book #2 (1994) ( and ). Early, sold painting was totally redone. The original and reworked versions are more closer to each other than the next year repainted "Green Man". Redone versions are less foggy, and the girl and the monster are more closer to the viewer than in the original. The reworked version was painted two times: the latter version has got more branches on the tree (cf. "Dreams of an Ancient World"), girl's face is changed and the monster's hand is repainted wider on a left.

D

"Dreams of an Ancient World"
The cover of the portfolio Fantastic Females (1984) (the original version). Reworked version in CI-card #79, and both versions in Art Book #2 (1994). In the reworked version, additional tree branches, as Mr. Corben did with "Cyclops", revised .

E

"Electric Canes"
The cover art of The Centrifugal Rickshaw Dancer (1985). Color sketch, and both versions in Art Book #1 (1992). The girl's face was redrawn because she looked sick.

"Enchanted Treasure"
The cover art of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (1983) (revisioned version).The original version printed in CI-card #70, and both versions in Art Book #2 (1994). The revisioned version includes more monsters and reducing the size of the hero's muscular arms. If you compare the both versions in Art Book #2, you can point out only one extra monster in the front...

F

"Fireship" (see also, reworked version: "Jovian Blue Girl")
The cover art of Fireship (1981). Also printed in Flights into Fantasy (1981). This version with the baby in arm.

"Forest of Doom"
The cover art of Forest of Doom (1983) (the original version). Both versions printed in Art Book #2 (1994). In the revised version, hair is less blond and face less agressive. Mr. Corben comments, that new version isn't much better than the original.

G

"A Girl in Distress" (reworked from "The Sword", see also "Pilgor and the Boonthas")
The cover art of Italian Lo straordinario mondo di R. Corben. Same as the original except the hero framed out.

"Gurgy Tate" ( reworked from "Sortrum")
The toc of Fantagor #5 (1983). Gurgy Tate is telling background stories of comics. This redrawn pict is tonal (not black line artwork with zipatones) and there is writing on tombstone: "Tate". Lots of branches on background.

"The Green Man"
The original version was printed first time in Infinity #5 (1973) as a B&W pict (under name "The Green Men of Rapaz"). The repainted version was the cover art of Heavy Metal #93 (1984). Both B&W original and color repainted versions in Art Book #2 (1994). The original, unpublished, version was lost and Mr. Corben repainted it (cf. "Cyclops"). Paintings are different, though they bear same elements and positions (a girl in a new version reject green man, a girl in old does not).

H

"Hidalgo's Beard" (see also, reworked version: "Biosphere")
The cover art of Hidalgo's Beard (1978). Republished in Art Book #2 (1994). In this version, Hidalgo's face and human, animal stream blueish, marks of the sea bottom.

J

"Jovian Blue Girl" aka "Jovian Blue" (reworked from "Fireship")
Printed in CI-card #28. Both versions in Art Book #2 (1994). This version without the baby.

L

"Lizard Girl"
This cover art of Eerie #90 (1978) was painted with the ink swirl sky and naked girl on lizard. Warren did not like nude girl on front cover. Mr. Corben removed sky, clothed girl and reposition visible back leg. Both versions in Art Book #2 (1994) in B&W, the original version with a sign "Corben © 1994". Art Book claims that cover was printed first time in Creepy #132 (1981), but that is incorrect. Creepy was already a reprint.

N

"Naked Vampiress"
The cover of Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998). Reprinted also in Heavy Metal Special, Vol. 12, #2: Richard Corben Special [TB] (1998). Soft covers version's vampiress has got a less showing bra on. Otherwise the same pict.

"A Night on Bald Mountain"
The cover of Heavy Metal #28 (1979). Reprinted in Flights into Fantasy (1981) and CI-card #7. Both version in Art Book #2 (1994). Small draperies were added to some of the nude figures.

P

"Pilgor and the Boonthas" (reworked from "The Sword", see also "A Girl in Distress")
Color pict on pg 55 of The Bodyssey (1993, Fantagor). Both versions in Art Book #1 (1992). Same as the original except with Pilgor's face (looking in different way).

"Pilgor and the Worm" (reworked from "The Worm-God")
Color pict on pg 59 of The Bodyssey (1993, Fantagor), and on pg 26 of Art Book #1 (1992). Pilgor painted on a background. 10"x14". Mixed media incl. a photograph and oil paint. 1984. Unpublished.

R

"Rip in Time #2"
The cover of Rip in Time #2 (1986). The early version of this cover art was printed in the end of Rip in Time #1 (1986). Same pict with some differences: girl's T-shirt is not yet ripped, and there is no glimpse of back of Triceratops in front of riders.

"Rip in Time #4"
The cover of Rip in Time #4 (1987). The early version of this cover art was printed in the end of Rip in Time #3 (1987). The composition was totally different, though the elements were the same, raft, girl, water dinos, desperate fight.

S

"The Slave Girl"
The cover art of The Wizard of Anharitte. The original version in Flights into Fantasy (1981). The revised version in CI-card #71. Both version in Art Book #2 (1994). The marblized sky was done on a thin sheet of acetate that was applied to the artwork. Over the years, the acetate began to shrink. Mr. Corben removed it and did the marble technique directly on the painted art board. During change slave girl's hair looses curls.

"Sortrum" ( reworked from "Gurgy Tate")
The toc of The Mirkwood Times #5 (1973). Black line art work with zipatones. There is writing "Sortrum" on tombstone. Lots of leaves on background.

"The Sword" (see also, reworked, version "Pilgor and the Boonthas", and "A Girl in Distress")
The cover of Epic #2 (1980). Also printed in CI-card #38. Here with the original face.

U

"Up from the Deep"
The cover art of Up from the Deep (1971). Also printed in CI-card #88. Revised version in Art Book #2 (1994). The revised version is loyal for the original which was colored by overlays, though leaves are totally redrawn.

W

"With the Dead"
This cover art of Death Rattle Vol. II #1 (1985) was painted with a nude girl on it. Dennish Kitchen wanted to cloth her. The original version in Art Book #1 (1992).

"The Worm-God" (see also "Pilgor and the Worm")
The cover art of Bizarre Sex #5 (1976). Here without Pilgor figure.

"Wrack and Roll" aka "Wrack and Rule"
The cover art of Wrack and Roll (1986). Also printed in CI-card #73. Both versions in Art Book #1 (1992). The art director's request, the color intensity of the moon and background planes has been increased by glazing color over the modeled forms.

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Created: May 29, 2004. Modified: December 9, 2011.