Child, Part 3(3): Childhood's EndChild, Part 3(3): "Childhood's End"

8 pgs. Appeared first time in Eerie #60 (1974). Reprinted in Comix International #3 (1975), in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) Vers.2, in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie (1998) Vers.2, Color in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) Vers.3, and Color in Eerie Archives Volume #12 (2013) Vers.3.
Story: Budd Lewis. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature, © around 1974). Lettered by hand (Warren).

FIN FIN: as Lapsi, Osa 3(3): "Lapsuuden loppu" in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #1 (2013).
FRA FRA: as "Gamin: Cristal qui ronge" in Creepy [FRA] "nouvelle serie" #2, Profondeurs (1978), and Eerie & Creepy présentent Richard Corben #1 (2013) Vers.4.
GER 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 ITA: as Bimbo #3: "Cristallo corrosivo" in Collana Umanoidi #6 (1982).
NL NL: as Kleine Jongen, Hoofdstuk 3(3): "Als er een ster valt" in Richard Corben #2 [NL]: Diepten (1981).
SER SER: as Dete, Part 3(3): "Childhood's End [SER]" in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
SPA 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, Vers.2: Poorly scanned from magazine.
Alternatives, Vers.3: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Alternatives, Vers.4: 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.

Childhood's End, 8 pgs

Copyright © 1999 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: July 28, 1999. Modified: March 26, 2017.