8 pgs. Appeared first time in Eerie #60 (1974). Reprinted in Comix International #3 (1975), in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) , in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998) , in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) , and in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013) .
Story: Budd Lewis. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1974). Lettered by hand (Warren).
FIN: as Lapsi, Osa 3(3): "Lapsuuden loppu" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
FRA: as "Gamin: Cristal qui ronge" in Creepy [FRA] "nouvelle serie" #2, Profondeurs (1978), and Eerie & Creepy présentent Richard Corben #1 (2013) .
GER: as "Frankie: 3. und letzte Episode aus dem Leben eines zärtlichen Monsters" in Vampir-Comic #10 (1974), as "Kind: Ende der Kindheit" in Die Aussergewöhnliche Welt des Richard Corben, Vol. 2 (1980).
ITA: as Bimbo #3: "Cristallo corrosivo" in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
NL: as Kleine Jongen, Hoofdstuk 3(3): "Als er een ster valt" in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
SER: as Dete, Part 3(3): "Childhood's End [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA: as "Niño / El fin de la infancia", in Rufus #30 (1975), and as "Niño / Cristal corrosivo" in El extraordinario mundo de Richard Corben #2 (1981), and as "Niño / El fin de la infancia", in Rich Corben #2 (1993).
Style: Tonal, colors with overlay technique. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Middle Ages. Nudity: None.
Keywords: Freak. Star. Kid. Unearthly. Parasites. Revenge.
Synopsis: Child creature is even more out of the society. He finds an evil star fallen down from a heaven. A human kid touches the star and child creature wants to give him a revenge.
Comment: Frankensteinish story of a serial of the child creature gets a fake end, but child has finally got peace in his heart. Budd Lewis' story does not work, nor Corben gives any special in his artwork.
Alternatives, : Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, : Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Alternatives, : Scanned from the original artplates (2013).
Extra: Greg Potter, the creator of Child series, contacted me (March 2003) and said that Warren decided to kill the character without asking his permission. He was kind of disappointed.
Copyright © 1999 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: July 28, 1999. Modified: March 26, 2017.