Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Comic Book Scavenger Hunt, A-Z: Ragemoor

Title: Ragemoor
Issue: #1
Release: March 2012
Writer: Jan Strnad
Artist: Richard Corben
Store: Earth Prime Comics (Burlington, Vermont)

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The premise for Ragemoor is wonderful: a living castle which builds new rooms within its walls and devours unsuspecting guest.  The real star here is Corben, an accomplished illustrator who built his reputation with Heavy Metal magazine.  His best-known work, however, is the album cover for Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell:
Image via Wikipedia

My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.  Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge.  The official site is here.

14 comments:

  1. What a COOL concept! I love the premise here. Very interesting.

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  2. Actually, I didn't know he did that cover, but I do really like his work.

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    1. Me neither, though it's certainly memorable.

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  3. A bit like the recent TV show Park Avenue 666.

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    1. It does seem a similar concept, though in a European, gothic-style castle in this case.

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  4. I have that album!

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    1. I don't, actually - not much of a Meat Loaf fan myself. But the cover, I remember!

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  5. That picture on the comic cover reminds me of the sorts of pictures my friends and I drew in high school days ;)

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  6. I don't know Corben that well, but Heavy Metal was one of those phenomena that I always kind of put up on a pedestal... i.e., I'd never consider myself truly knowledgeable about comics until I got to know that material. But then I read a few issues... some gems certainly, but nowhere near what I expected from the hushed, reverent tones of other fans! :-)

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    1. I will confess, I've never actually read an issue. I tried to watch the movie once but didn't get very far into it.

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  7. Happy to connect. I am now following you via A to Z Challenge . Do feel free to drop by my blog Wilderness at www.disha-doshi.blogspot.com

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