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To Meet the Faces You Meet"To Meet the Faces You Meet"

16 pgs (or 8+8 pgs). Appeared first time in Fever Dreams (1972) Vers.1. Reprinted in Gasm #5 (1978) Vers.1, in Rump (1980) and in Den[III] #9 to #10 (1989) Vers.2.
Story: Jan Strnad. Color/Art: Richard Corben (no signature). Lettered by hand.

The most, maybe even all, foreign reprints are Vers.1. (For example, a Dutch version is clearly Vers.1, though on first page they added, "© 1972")
FRA FRA
: as "Enfin voir ces visages aperçus" in Actuel [II] #35 (197?), and as "Voir? Vous avez dit voir?" in Ogre (1979).
GER GER: as "Treffe die Gesichter die Du triffst" in U-Comix Sonderband #3 (1974).
ITA ITA: as "To Meet the Faces You Meet [ITA]" in Eureka #156.
NL NL: as "De macht der verbeelding " in Richard Corben #1 [NL]: Elf Gruwelijke Verhalen (1980), and as "Encounter at War [NL]" in U-Comix Sonderband [NL] #3.
SPA SPA: as "Encontrar las caras que encuentras" in Corben o la ternura del monstruo (1979), and as "Conoce a quien te rodea" in 1984 [SPA] Almanaque 1984 (1983) and Richard Corben obras completas #11.
SWE SWE: as "Asikte mot ansikte" in Pox Special #15 (7/86).

Style: B&W zipatone / Colored with overlays. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Voluptuous girl.
Keywords: Spaceship. Robot. Illusion. War. Mind ruler. Surviving. Monster. Truth.
Synopsis: Young man rules minds of people with the help of special robot. He steals by puting illusions on minds of enemies. Until he finds real company, a drifting voluptuous girl prisoner.
Comment: Brilliant idea and almost as brilliant story by Jan Strnad. A brilliant example what nuances you can find with zipatone, if you have Corben's talent. This story suppoused to be in Children of Fire #3 instead of a story "Kittens for Christian".
Correction: Here was earlier a mention French Actuel [II] version should be only 10 pgs but that was wrong info. It was also a full 16 pg version.
Alternatives, Vers.2: Color version eats all zipatones away. Second page (where you can see all nudity in original version) is almost totally redrawn. There is no capulating, but girl is now laying under the quilt. On fourth page there is a lot of redrawing during erasing zipatone. All the rest, including text, is surprisingly identical with the original. Color version is divided in two; on first page they added "©1972", in the end of last page "Continued Next Issue.", and "To Meet the Faces You Meet Part 2" and "copyright 1972 Richard Corben & Jan Strnad" in the beginning of second part.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001)

To Meet the Faces You Meet, 16 pgs

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Created: April 22, 2000. Modified: February 25, 2017.