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'''Richard Corben''' is a critically acclaimed and veteran American comic book painter artist who has worked on numerous ''Aliens'', ''Predator'' and ''Aliens vs. Predator'' projects for [[Dark Horse Comics]].
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'''Richard Corben''' is a critically acclaimed and veteran American comic book painter artist who has worked on ''Aliens'' and ''Aliens vs. Predator'' projects for [[Dark Horse Comics]].
   
   
   
Corben has worked on both interior and cover art for the numerous projects for all three comics lines for Dark Horse.
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A much celebrated alternative-comics artist of the 1970s and 80s, Corben is perhaps most well-known in the field for his work with Heavy Metal Magazine, where he carved out a particular niche for his psuedo-grotesque style of visceral painted artwork. He also illustrated the famous ''Bat Out of Hell'' album cover for rock and roll artist Meatloaf. Corben also collaborated with celebrated sci-fi author Harlan Ellison to continue the story from Ellison's well-known novel ''A Boy and His Dog,'' in the graphic novella ''Vic and Blood''. He is also credited as being a pioneer in the graphic novel medium, with his story Blood Star sometimes called the "first graphic novel" ever made.
   
   
   
Corben was eventually chosen to illustrate the much anticipated short comics story ''Predator: 1718'', which revealed the backstory behind the mysetrious flintlock pistol received by ''Predator 2'' protagonist Michael Harrigan at the end of the film.
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Numerous well known figures in the comics and visual arts fields have praised Corben's work over time, including Aliens conceptual artist H.R. Gieger who said of Corben: "People like the American Richard Corben...are, in my view, maestros."
 
 
 
In addition, Corben is a regular contributor to various comics series from major comics companies Marvel and DC Comics having worked with many of their major characters over the years.
 
   
   
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*[http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens_vs._Predator:_War_(comic) Aliens vs. Predator: War (comic)]
 
*[http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens_vs._Predator:_War_(comic) Aliens vs. Predator: War (comic)]
 
*[http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Aliens:_Alchemy Aliens: Alchemy]
 
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Richard Corben is a critically acclaimed and veteran American comic book painter artist who has worked on Aliens and Aliens vs. Predator projects for Dark Horse Comics.


A much celebrated alternative-comics artist of the 1970s and 80s, Corben is perhaps most well-known in the field for his work with Heavy Metal Magazine, where he carved out a particular niche for his psuedo-grotesque style of visceral painted artwork. He also illustrated the famous Bat Out of Hell album cover for rock and roll artist Meatloaf. Corben also collaborated with celebrated sci-fi author Harlan Ellison to continue the story from Ellison's well-known novel A Boy and His Dog, in the graphic novella Vic and Blood. He is also credited as being a pioneer in the graphic novel medium, with his story Blood Star sometimes called the "first graphic novel" ever made.


Numerous well known figures in the comics and visual arts fields have praised Corben's work over time, including Aliens conceptual artist H.R. Gieger who said of Corben: "People like the American Richard Corben...are, in my view, maestros."


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See Also

Dark Horse Comics

Comics

Aliens (Comics Series)

Aliens vs. Predator (Comics Series)

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