Den

    (Fantagor, 1988-1989)
™ and ©1989 Richard Corben and Simon Revelstroke

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Richard Corben’s first two Den stories, “Neverwhere” and “Muvovum,” appeared in Heavy Metal. Den is an Earthman who finds himself stranded on a barbaric fantasy world full of monsters and wizards. This self-published series presents part three of the Den saga, which runs through to #7. In it, Den searches for his missing lover, Kath, meeting characters from the previous stories in a tale which also encompasses a parallel quest for magical stones of power owned by an evil wizard. There’s an almost photographic feel to Corben’s drawing, which is strangely at odds with the grotesques that populate his strips. The strong coloring and lettering styles play an important role, producing an unsettling overall effect on the artwork. His scripts, however, often fail to impress. Apart from Den itself there is usually at least one backup strip, including interesting examples of Corben’s early work, short horror strips by Bruce Jones (#6–8) and two collaborations between Jan Strnad and Alex Nino (#9, #10). ~NF

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#1

 
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  Stan Dresser, Richard CorbenRichard Corben

#2

 
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  Stan Dresser, Richard CorbenRichard Corben

#3

  4/1/1993
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  Stan Dresser, Richard CorbenRichard Corben

#4

 
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  Stan Dresser, Richard Corben, Jan StrnadRichard Corben

#5

 
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  Richard Corben, John PocsikRichard Corben

#6

 
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  Bruce Jones, Richard Corben, Stan DresserBruce Jones, Richard Corben, Simon Revelstroke, Stan Dresser

#7

 
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  Brian Buniak, Bruce Jones, Richard Corben, Simon Revelstroke, Stan DresserBrian Buniak, Bruce Jones, Richard Corben, Stan Dresser

#8

 
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  Bruce Jones, Doug Moench, Jan Strnad, Richard CorbenBruce Jones, Richard Corben

#9

 
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  Jan Strnad, Richard CorbenAlex Niño, Richard Corben

#10

 
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   Richard Corben

Book #1

 
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 Reprints from Metal Hurlant #4-6; ca. 1984Richard CorbenRichard Corben

Book #2

 
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 Reprints from Heavy Metal #54-72; Muvovum; ca. 1991Richard CorbenRichard Corben

Book #4

 
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 Den 4 Richard Corben

Book #5

 
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   Richard Corben