"Bookworm"

7 pgs. Appeared first time B&W in Eerie #32 (1971). Reprinted B&W in Creepy #103 (1978), B&W in Eerie Archives Volume #7 (2011) and B&W in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012).
Story: Gerald Conway. Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1971). Color (around 1980/1981): unknown, not by Richard Corben. Lettered by hand (Warren).

DK DK: as "Bogormen" in Gru #6 (1972).
FIN FIN: as "Kirjatoukka" in Shokki #46 (6/76), and Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
FRA FRA: as "Ver lisant" in Vampirella [FRA] #2"Nouvelle série" (1978) and Vampirella [FRA] Album #1 "Nouvelle série" (1978), (!) in Une ée (1982).
SPA GER: as "Bücherwurm", (!) in Vampir-Comic #2 (1974), (!) in Vampirella [GER] #8 (1983), and (!) in Vampirella [GER] Sammelband #2.
NL NL: as "Boekenwurn" in Creepy [NL] #6 (1981).
SER SER: as "Bookworm [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA SPA: as "Gusano de biblioteca" in Delta #1, (!) in Famosos "Monsters" del cine #11 (1976), and (!) in Creepy [SPA] Almanaque 1981.
SWE SWE: as "Bokmalen" in Chock 13/74.

Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Present. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Private library. Magic. Human sacrifices. Cousin Eerie (in the end Eerie not by Corben).
Synopsis: Young guy works for money in old man's book collections. Old man is true bookworm, and for sure young guy will be too.
Comment: Brilliant B&W artwork, some movie like cuts. Quite good story by Gerald Conway.
Alternatives, : Specially colored for German edition, but not by Corben. In Vampirella [GER], Cousin Eerie is removed totally from the beginning and replaced with a B&W Vampi in the end. About Vampir-Comic I don't know. Same color version used in some other translated prints (on pg 6 you can see red German language, "Ich habe Hunger! Ich brauche Flutter! Ritter!").

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 12, 1997. Modified: May 1, 2014.