"The Raven"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Creepy #67 (1974) . Reprinted in Comix International #2 (1975) , Color in Edgar Allan Poe (1985) , in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998) Vers.3, Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.4, Color in Creepy Archieves Volume #14 (2012) Vers.4, and Color in Dark Horse Horror Sampler (2014).
Story: Edgar Allan Poe, Adapt: Richard Margopoulos, Color(colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).

FRA: as "La corbeau" in Creepy [FRA] "annual serie" #25 and Edgar Poe [FRA] (1981) and La chute de la maison Usher (1986).
GER: as "Der Rabe" in Edgar Poe [GER] (1981), and in Gespenster-Geschichten präsentiert #4: Edgar Allan Poe [GER] (1986).
NL: as "De Raaf" in Creepy [NL] Special: Edgar Allan Poe [NL].
SPA: as "El cuervo" in Famosos "Monsters" del cine #3 (1975), Creepy [SPA] rinde tributo a Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Corben obras completas #4 (1985).
SER SER: as "The Raven [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
YUG: as "Gavran", as 2 part serial COL in Stripoteka #730 (1982) to #731 (1982).

Style: Full color by overlays. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Gothic past. Nudity: None (well dressed voluputuous girl on pg 5).
Keywords: Raven. Death. Message. Lost.
Story Origin: Edgar Allan Poe poem, "The Raven".
Synopsis: A classical story by Edgar Allan Poe. Raven comes in and thus quoth the raven, "nevermore". A guy's beloved Lenore is gone for good.
Comment: Corben's adaptation of Poe's classic is poetic story and brilliant artwork. Reworked in 2006 under the same name, "Raven [II]".
Alternatives, : All white texts on black or dark color background are turned to black on white or light color background.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Poorly scanned from magazine (vers.1).
Alternatives, Vers.4: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Special: The story was planned to appear for the first time in Creepy #69 (1975), but because a cofusion of the printer it appeared already in two issues earler (on a place of "Bowser"). Instead in a Special Edgar Allan Poe issue they printed a B&W story "Oval Portrait!". That is why there was no color section in Creepy #69 (1975). Appeared also in B&W for Haunt of Horror by Max Comics (Marvel), "Raven [II]", and for Dark Horse, "Raven [III]".

Copyright © 2006 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: 24th Aug. 1997. Modified: October 12, 2014.