You’re a Big Girl Now

“You’re a Big Girl Now”

You're a Big Girl Now. Original Art Plate

10[+2] pgs. Story: Bruce Jones. Color(prob. colored by overlays)/Art: Richard Corben (no signature).

Appeared first time [COLOR] in Eerie #81 (1977). Reprinted in [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: Richard Corben Special (1998) [VERS.3], [COLOR] in Heavy Metal Special: The Best of Richard Corben from Creepy & Eerie! (1998) [VERS.3] and [COLOR] in Creepy Presents Richard Corben (2012) [VERS.5], and [COLOR] in Eerie Archives Volume #17 (2014) [VERS.5].

Denmark [DK]: [COLOR] as “Du er en stor pige nu” [VERS.2] in Stjerne-Serien #2: Judas (1979).
Finland [FIN]: as “Oletpa sinä iso tyttö jo” in Shokki tekijänä Richard Corben #2 (2014).
France [FRA]: [COLOR] as “Tu es une grande fille maintenant” [VERS.3] in Nuits Blêmes (1979).
Germany [GER]: as “Jetzt bist du ein großes Mädchen” [VERS.1] in Schwermetall #17 (1981) and Schwermetall, Sammelband #5.
Italy [ITA]: as “Era grande, grande, grande…” [VERS.1] [B&W] in Mondo mutante [ITA] (1984), and [B&W] in Lo straordinario mondo di R. Corben (1984).
Serbia [SER]: as “You’re a Big Girl Now [SER]” in Jeznovik #2: Ričard Korben (2013).
Spain [SPA]: as “Una gran chica” [VERS.1] in 1984 [SPA] Almanaque 1980 (1979).
Sweden [SWE]: as “Du är en stor flicka nu” [VERS.1] in Epix #13 (5/85).

Style: Colored with overlays. Genre: SF. Time Span: Future. Nudity: Almost full frontal nudity.
Keywords: Aliens. Reporter. Giant girl. Destruction.
Synopsis: Aliens land to witness (through reporter’s magnetofone) the end of the deserted Earth. A King Kong releated story tells how a girl is born as three months old as an healthy newborn. She keeps on growing and growing until she is higher than blockhouse. And she keeps on growing.
Comment: Bruce Jones’s story is brilliant. Corben’s color artwork is brilliant as well. Alien parts of the story are B&W (one page Prologue and an Epilogue, which depends on version, is one/two/three pages). The interest of the gigantic girl grows with the story (till the tragic end).
Alternatives [three versions]: There is three different version of this story – 10, 11 and 12 pgs. Versions differs from each others in the Epilogue: [VERS.1] is the original version and it has got only one page Epilogue (first two frames are missing and the final frame is in the end of page). In [VERS.2] the first Epilogue page is same as in the vers. 3, but the final frame is vertically on the next (11th) page. [VERS.3] has got two extra frames (stolen from page one!) in the beginning of Epilogue page and the final frame is enlarged and cropped (!) as a spread on two next pages.
Alternatives, [VERS.5]: Restored with piety by José Villarrubia.
Special ([VERS.3]): The artwork of Heavy Metal Specials versions has been reproduced NOT from the American magazine! On a bottom of the second page is writing “SCENARIO: BRUCE JONES DESSIN: RICH CORBEN.” Story itself is prob. relettered, though the title (on pg 2) looks like typed. The scanning quality is pretty poor.

You're a Big Girl Now, 10 pgs

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!
Created: September 12, 1997. Last updated: June 1, 2019 at 14:33 pm

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