Gastric Fortitude

“Gastric Fortitude”

Gastric Fortitude

5 pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Death Rattle #1 (1972). Reprinted [B&W] in Fritz the Cat #2 (1974), and [B&W] in Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985).
Story/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © 1972). Psychedelic color: (unknown, not by Mr. Corben). Lettered by hand (Corben).

France [FRA]: as “Glurp!”, [COLOR] (!) in Actuel [II] #42 (1974?) [VERS.2], and as “Pour faire passer” in Razar le lâche (1976) and L’Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #21 (1981).
Germany [GER]: as “Liebe geht durch den Magen [VERS.3]” in Schwermetall #69 (1985) and Schwermetall, Neue Sammelband #10.
Italy [ITA]: as “Gastric Fortitude [ITA]” in Alter alter 5/77.
The Netherlands [NL]: as “Een zwakke maag” in Richard Corben #1 [NL]: Elf Gruwelijke Verhalen (1980).
Spain [SPA]: as “Fortaleza gástrica” in Creepy [SPA] #3, Corben o la ternura del monstruo (1979) and Richard Corben obras completas #3 (1985).

Style: B&W zipatone. Genre: Horror / Humour. Time Span: No particular moment of time. Nudity: Full frontal.
Keywords: Lost in rain. Shelter. Warmth of girl. Reward. Bones. Food.
Synopsis: Voluptuous girl lets man come in, because he losts himself with car in rain. Girl offers him warmth of house and herself, but demands a reward.
Comment: Corben’s own story is short and simple, but B&W artwork is very interesting. There is lots of straight nudity.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Only known existing (psychedelic!) color version is printed in France, Actuel [II] #42 (1974?).
Alternatives, [VERS.3]: In GER version on the last page on second frame the dead man on the ground was inked over leaving the floor black. For readers there was enigma what really happened.

Left: “Gastric Fortitude” from Death Rattle [I] #1 (1972). Right: “Liebe geht durch den Magen” from Schwermetall #69 (Oct. 1985)
Gastric Fortitude, 5 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: March 8, 2019 at 10:54 am

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