Bowser"Bowser"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Vampirella #54 (1976). Reprinted inVampirella [AUS] #40 (1976), in Comix International #5 (1977), in Creepy #132 (1981), in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy and Eerie! (1998) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Special #1: All Star Spectacular (2007), Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Vampirella Archieves #8 (2013) Vers.3.
Story: Jan Strnad. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1976). Lettered by hand (Warren).

FIN FIN: as"Musti Vers.0" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
FRA FRA: as "Médor" in Nuits blêmes (1979) and Creepy [FRA] "nouvelle serie" #3.
ITA ITA: as "Medoro" in Super Totem [ITA] #1 (1988).
SER SER: as "Švrća" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA SPA: as "Bowser [SPA]" in Famosos "Monsters" del cine #21 (1977) and Creepy [SPA] #74.

Style: Black line with colors / Greytonals. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Present. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Man-eating pet. Normality. Alternative present day.
Synopsis: Kid has got a strange pet, which suppouse not to eat people. Parents want to give it away, until they find out reason for pet's behaviour.
Comment: Brilliant color artwork (second page has strange colors) and interesting story, by Jan Strand, to have a pet problem.
Painted Original Art Plate: The strangely colored opening page has been found: that was painted original art plate which was badly color separated those times. The other pages were colored by Corben's overlay technique. Same thing with "The Woodlik Inheritance". Thanks for pointing me out, José Villarrubia!
Page order Vers.0: Jan Strnad has been approved that the title page ought to be on page two. The story starts with a Prologue page which use to be printed after the title page; that is wrong order. The story with right page order can be find from the Finnish print.
Special: The story was planned to appear for the first time in Creepy #67 (1974), but because the cofusion of the printer it was replaced with "The Raven", which was planned to appear later in Creepy #69 (1975), in a Special Edgar Allan Poe issue.
Alternatives, Vers.2: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

Bowser page order

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: August 24, 1997. Modified: March 26, 2017.