"The Believer"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Creepy #77 (1976). Reprinted in Comix International #4 (1976), Color in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Creepy Archives Volume #16 (2013) Vers.3.
Story: Budd Lewis. Color(colored by Corben's overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © 1976). Lettered by hand (Warren).

DK: as "Den troende" in Gru Album #2 (1977).
FRA
: as "Le fidèle" in Creepy [FRA] "nouvelle serie" #4 and Profondeurs (1978).
GER GER
: as "Der Gläubige" in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 2 (1980).
ITA: as "Il credente" in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
NL
: as De gelovige" in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
SER SER
: as "The Believer [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA: as "El creyente" in Famosos "Monsters" del cine #19 (1976) and El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben #2 (1981).
SWE
: as "Den troende" in Epix #20 (12/85).

Style: Continious tonal, overlay colors. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Present. Nudity: None.
Technique: ink, gray pencils, markers and airbrush, size 12" x 15 1/2".
Keywords: Christmas. Orphan home.
Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, 1903 in Attleboro, Massachusette the believer decides to vistit in orphan home he did not in long time. He keeps going on Christmas happening alone, because Santa and his elves died away. Orphans and their cruel headmaster get their Christmas presents.
Comment: Mostly good color artwork and interesting story by Budd Lewis.
Alternatives, Vers.2: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: 24th Aug. 1997. Modified: May 1, 2014.