"Roda and the Wolf"

Roda and the Wolf
Page 3. The Original Art Plate and as in Heavy Metal #83.

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Heavy Metal #83 (1984). Reprint in Werewolf (1984).
Story/Color/Art: Richard Corben (signed as Corben, 1983). Lettering: printed (Heavy Metal).

DK DK: as "Roda og ulven" in Historier om hekse og varulve (1985).
FRA FRA: as "Roda and the Wolf [FRA]" in Spécial U.S.A. [II] #10 (1984) and Belles à croquer (1985).
ITA ITA: as "Roda e il lupo" in L'Eternauta #25.
NL NL: as "Roda en de Wolf" in Weerwolf.
SPA SPA: as "Roda y el lobo" in Creepy [SPA] #56 (1984) and Richard Corben obras completas #2 (1984).

Style: Full color. Genre: Fantasy. Time Span: Ancient history. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Ritual. Primitive hunters. Werewolf. Victim. Escape. Shelter. Old hag.
Original Art Plate: Drawn with Markers, Sharpie and Pigma pen, Prismacolor pencils on Bainbridge paper, size 12"x15". [Corben's web site]
Synopsis: Group of primitive men wants to sacrifice a naked girl victim for their good. Werewolf appears on a ritual site. Red headed victim escapes, but hunter run after her. Figure in black cloak points to voluptuous girl sheltering cottage. Girl enters, but finds inside old Big Bad Wolf hag. Old woman has eye on girl, but hunters enter inside the cabin just in time.
Comment: One of most interesting werewolf stories I have ever seen. Story is even more special, because people speaks an unknown language all the way, though mostly there is no dialogue. Voluptuous girl is from the start to the end bare naked wearing only a primitive necklase. One of my favourites as full color comics.
Unknown language [more]: The language used in this story could be Tagalog which is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority. Also it could be Esperanto or Portugese. One posibility is also Javanese which is the language of the Javanese people from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. [wikipedia]

Roda and the Wolf, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1999 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 12, 1999. Modified: February 19, 2017.