A Gothic Tale [Part 2]

“A Gothic Tale [Part 2]”

Cross Reference: | “The Rats in the Walls” |

A Gothic Tale [Part 2]

15[-1] pgs. Appeared first time [B&W] in Skull Comics #6 (1972). Reprint [B&W] in Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987) [VERS.2].
Story: Tom Veitch. Art: Richard Corben (signed as Gore, 1972). Lettered by hand (unknown).

France [FRA]: as “Une vieille historie” in Horrilor (1977) and L’Echo des savanes spécial U.S.A. [I] #18 (1981).
Germany [GER]: as “A Gothic Tale [Part 2] [GER]” in Menschenblut #5 (1982/1983) [VERS.1].
Italy [ITA]: as “Una storia gotica” in Image [II] #3 (1984).
Spain [SPA]: as “Una historia gótica” in Creepy [SPA] #34 (1982) [VERS.1] and Richard Corben obras completas #6 (1986) [VERS.1].
Sweden [SWE]: as “En spökhistoria” in Pox 4/89.

Style: B&W with zipatone. Genre: Horror. Time Span: Ancient past. Nudity: Full frontal girl which has been deleted from [VERS.2].
Keywords: Family secret. Curse. Experiments. Occultism. Cellar. Doctor. Reanimation. Gurggy Tate.
Synopsis: A guy starts to investicate his ancestors, only to find horrors of past (cf. “The Rats in the Walls”). There is a church on the place of his ancient home and in cellars of it there is ancient Frankenstein-laboratorium. Guy’s ancetor possess’ his body and wants to reanimate his deceased wife.
Comment: B&W artwork is almost brilliant; Corben invents many interesting faces. Story by Tom Veitch is in the beginning overcharged by explanations, but later it reforms into an interestingly bizarre Frankenstein rip-off. The end has not much in common with the beginning. The story teller is Gurggy Tate, but we can meet also Zeg.
Alternatives, [VERS.2]: Pg 8 totally erased. That page shows a ghoul ceremonially raping a nude woman. From the title saying, “Part II” erased.
Special: Skull Comics #6 has two separate stories, “A Gothic Tale”, Part 1 and Part 2. Both are written by Tom Veitch; first is drawn by Greg Irons and second by Corben.

A Gothic Tale [Part 2], 15 pgs

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Created: September 13, 1997. Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 11:26 am

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