8 pgs. Appeared first time in
Creepy #67 (1974) .
Comix International #2 (1975) ,
Edgar Allan Poe (1985)
, in Heavy
Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998) , in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) , and in Creepy Archieves Volume #14 (2012) .
Story: Edgar Allan Poe, Adapt: Richard Margopoulos, Color(colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand (Warren).
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).
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).
YUG: as "Gavran", as 2 part serial 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, : Poorly scanned from magazine (vers.1).
Alternatives, : 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,
Created: 24th Aug. 1997. Modified: November 1, 2013.