Richard Corben Spectre page from Solo #2
DC Comics 1995
"They can't hear you because you're dead, Adah."
Black Americans are not represented in DC or Marvel comics as citizens and background characters very often (there are certain Black American superheroes, of course). The race mix on the pages of Corben's DC comics work, for example the brief Batman tale that appeared in Batman Black and White, does include black Americans, both as perpetrators and victims, i.e., common citizens of his comic book streets.
Corben's heavy blacking is suited to both Spectre and Batman, both characters of dark environments (and needless to say, anger). Corben adds humor to the emotional environment, though.
Richard 'Rich' Corben
- House on the Borderland Page 1 - Pepper gave a Savage challenge
- House on the Borderland Page 2 - "I stood on an opalescent beach.."
- House on the Borderland Page 3 - Swine Seige Attack
- House on the Borderland Page 4 - Pepper in the Woods
- Richard Corben "Bloodstar"- Page A
- Richard Corben "Bloodstar"- Page B
- Richard Corben "Bloodstar"- Page C
- Page from Edgar Allen Poe's Haunt of Horror
- Cover Edgar Allen Poe's Haunt of Horror
- Poe Haunt of Horror "Scientifically impossible!"
(Above) A panel from Corben's Batman tale that was in the 1998 "Batman Black & White collection"