Rip in Time

Fantagor Press. 6-7/8"x10-3/8". $1.50. 36 pages (incl. covers, no page numbering - except in issue #5 says, "pg 28" on pg 30). (First issue's) print run of 25.000 [says Horror in the Dark #3 (1991)]. Cover: glossy color. Guts: newsprint (#3-#5 whiter newsprint). Entire contents, © 1986 (#1-#2), © 1987 (#3-#5): Richard Corben. [id]
First three issues have been printed in three different printing house, until from the thrid issue to last they changed newsprint more whiter paper (improbing the tones).
There is an interesting document of development of Mr. Corben's cover arts. All numbers have a small B&W "Coming"-pict of next cover art. There is some differences to compare to finnished ones!

Rip in Time #1Rip in Time #1

Aug. 1986.
"My sincere thanks to Kevin Eastman, Denis Kitchen, and Steve Schanes for their encouragement, suggestions, and information about the intricacies of publishing." -Corben
[Rip in Time was the first comic book under Fantagor Press, Mr. Corben's own publishing company.]

"Rip in Time #1" Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1986) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Triceratop in a Forest" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).
"Dinokids Water Play" Pict
1 pict: pg 34. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 5-5/6"x3". Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).
"Rip in Time #2 " Pict
1 pict: Inner Back Cover-Richard Corben. B&W. 7-1/6"x4-4/5".
Differs from Front Cover Art (of #2): Darlene's T-shirt is not yet ripped, and there is no glimpse of back of Triceratops in front of riders. Logo has no 3D effect.

Pg 2: Welcome to the first issue. B&W.
Pgs 23-24: Art Prints. B&W. PICT PICT
Pg 35: Ad for next issue. B&W.
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color. PICT

"Rip in Time", Part 1(5)
20 pgs: pgs 3-22. s-Bruce Jones. a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).

"Melton's Big Game "
8 pgs: pgs 25-32. s-Richard Corben & Ed Faust. a/r[Slow Death #5(1973)]-Richard Corben.
Differs from original: colorful language toned down.

Rip in Time #2Rip in Time #2

Oct. 1986. Corben Mail (2 pgs).
No number on front cover (!).

"Rip in Time #2 " Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1986) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Tyrannosaurus Rex Approaching" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x 7-1/6".
"Rip in Time #3" Pict
1 pict: Inner Back Cover-Richard Corben. B&W. 3"x4-1/2".

Pg 2: Mail, part 1. B&W. PICT
Pgs 23-24: Art Prints. B&W. PICT PICT
Pg 34: Art Prints. B&W. PICT
Pg 35: Mail, part 2. B&W. PICT
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color. PICT

"Rip in Time", Part 2(5)
20 pgs: pgs 3-22. s-Bruce Jones. a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).

"Going Home "
8 pgs: pgs 25-32. s/a/r[Funny World #14 (1972)]-Richard Corben.
Differs from original: B&W, androids are not nude, but wear a form fitting space suits. Mr. Corben's own lettering prob. identical with original.

Rip in Time #3Rip in Time #3

Jan. 1987. Corben Mail (2 pgs).

"Rip in Time #3" Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1986) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Saurus Family Bath" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x4-3/4".
"Rip in Time #4 " Pict
1 pict: Inner Back Cover-Richard Corben. B&W. 2"x3".
Completely different from Front Cover Art (of #4): Darlene is backing for viewer and Rip is swiming to raf from viewer.

Pg 2: Mail, part 1. B&W. PICT
Pg 23: Art Prints. B&W. PICT
Pgs 33-34: Art Prints. B&W. PICT PICT
Pg 35: Mail, part 2. B&W. PICT
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color. PICT

"Rip in Time", Part 3(5)
20 pgs: pgs 3-22. s-Bruce Jones. a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).

"The Secret of Zokma "
9 pgs: pgs 24-32. s/a/r[Color Weird Fantasies #1 (1972)]-Richard Corben. Help for rework-Herb Arnold.
Differs from original: Pgs 4-6 are new (with new texts on them). Pg 1 fr 1 has no more nude woman and man, it is totally redrawn (man silhuetto approachs tent). Womans naked breast and leg on last fr (pg 1) is turned to black unidentified silhuetto. Pg 8 (pg 5 in original) fr 2 and pg 9 (pg 6 in original) fr 3: naked breasts have now bra.

Rip in Time #4Rip in Time #4

Mar. 1987. Corben Mail (1 pg).

"Rip in Time #4 " Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1987) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Jungle" aka "Prehistoric" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).
"Rip in Time #5" Pict
1 pict: Inner Back Cover-Richard Corben. B&W. 2-5/6"x4-1/3".

Pg 2: Credits. B&W. PICT
Pgs 23-24: Art Prints. B&W. PICT PICT
Pg 33: Art Prints. B&W. PICT
Pg 35: Mail. B&W. PICT
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color. PICT

"Rip in Time", Part 4(5)
20 pgs: pgs 3-22. s-Bruce Jones. a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).

"The Awakening "
4 pgs: pgs 25-28. s/a/r[Slow Death #4 (1972)]-Richard Corben
Differs from original: poor qualit (photostat); on first frame on second page erased pupick hair and visible crotch line.

"The Cave of Ancient Fear"
4 pgs: pgs 29-32. s/a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Full color reprinting in Heavy Metal Overdrive, Special Issue (1995).

Rip in Time #5Rip in Time #5: The Conclusion!

May 1987. Corben Mail (2 pgs).
Concluding issue of Rip in Time is dedicated to Bob Greenberg.

"Rip in Time #5" Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1987) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Dinohierarchy" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". Reprinted in Rip in Time [TB] (1990).
"Dinokids and Knife" Pict
1 pict: pg 35. a-Richard Corben. B&W. Small.

Pg 2: Credits. B&W. PICT
Pg 30 (says, "pg 28"): Mail, part 1. B&W. PICT
Pgs 31-33: Art Prints. B&W. PICT PICT PICT
Pg 35: Mail, part 2. B&W. PICT
Pg 36: Art Prints. Color. PICT

"Rip in Time", Part 5(5)
27 pgs: pgs 3-29. s-Bruce Jones. a-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. Reprinted in Rip in Time [Album].

Rip in Time [TB]Rip in Time [TB]

Fantagor Press. 1990 (2nd print: Jan. 1991). 7"x10". $8.95. [112+4] pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: white. © 1986, 1987, 1990: Richard Corben & Bruce Jones. Story-Bruce Jones. Art-Richard Corben. Lettering: printed. [id2nd]
All tittles (except first one) are overdrawn away as part of background pict (i.e. usually three leaves or clouds; really fine work! They put the best of his dino picts from comic book version's second pages to the beginning of [Album] story to get the mood of story. Beatiful act indeed!

"Rip in Time" Pict
Front Cover Art (© 1990) -Richard Corben. Color.

"Dinohierarchy" Pict
1 pict: pg 2. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". r[Rip in Time #5 (1987)].
"Triceratop in a Forest" Pict
1 pict: pg 3. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". r[Rip in Time #1 (1986)].
"Jungle" aka "Prehistoric" Pict
1 pict: pg 4. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x9". r[Rip in Time #4 (1987)].
"Dinokids Water Play" Pict
1 pict: pg 112. a-Richard Corben. B&W. 6"x33/8". r[Rip in Time #1 (1986)].

"Rip in Time", Part 1(5)
20 pgs: pgs 5-24. r[Rip in Time #1 (1986)].
In this version, saying, "Tbc." (last pg) removed.
"Rip in Time", Part 2(5)
20 pgs: pgs 25-44. r[Rip in Time #2 (1986)].
In this version, title drawn away (first pg) and saying, "Tbc." (last pg) removed.
"Rip in Time", Part 3(5)
20 pgs: pgs 45-64. r[Rip in Time #3 (1987)].
In this version, title drawn away (first pg) and saying, "Tbc." (last pg) removed.
"Rip in Time", Part 4(5)
20 pgs: pgs 65-84. r[Rip in Time #4 (1987)].
In this version, title drawn away (first pg) and saying, "Tbc." (last pg) removed. In this case, the change on first page is the most remarkable: there was grey sky behind the tittle and corb removed the tittle with whole gray sky and left bare white sky.
"Rip in Time", Part 5(5)
27 pgs: pgs 85-111. r[Rip in Time #5 (1987)].
In this version, title drawn away (first pg).

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