HARLAN ELLISON’S DREAM CORRIDOR Vol. 2

Harlan Ellison

Vol. 2, March 2007, An Edgeworks Abbey offering in association with Dark Horse Books ($19.95, ISBN: 1-59307-494-8)

front cover, Brian Bolland; based on a photo by Christer Akerberg/Sweden
editor, Diana Schutz; assistant editor, Dave Marshall

Interstitial Framing Sequences

“created and written by,” Harlan Ellison; art, Eric Shanower;
color, Dan Jackson; lettering, Sean Konot and Comicraft

Other credits after the break

“The Silver Corridor”

adaption, Mark Waid and Ty Templeton; art, Gena Ha;
color, Lovern Kindzierski; lettering, Sean Konot

“Opposites Attract”

adaption, Tony Isabella; art, Rags Morales;
color, Marie Severin; lettering, Clem Robins

“Djinn, No Chaser”

adaption, Gerard Jones; art, Jay Lynch;
color, Bernie Mireault; lettering, Sean Konot

“One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty”

adaption, Jan Strnad; art, Paul Chadwick;
color, Bernie Mireault with Dan Jackson; lettering, Bill Spicer

“Goodbye To All That”

story, Harlan Ellison; painting, Kent Bash

“The Voice In The Garden”

adaption and art, Bret Blevins;
color, David Nestelle; lettering, Michael Taylor

“The Discarded”

adaption, Steve Niles; pencils, Steve Rude; inks, Eric Shanower;
color, Marie Severin; lettering, William Schubert

“Gnomebody”

adaption, John Ostrander; pencils, Marty Nodell; inks, Jed Hotchkiss;
color, Gregory Wright; lettering, Sean Konot

“Moonlighting”

adaption, Diana Schutz and Harlan Ellison; art, Gene Colan;
color, Dave Stewart; lettering, Tom Orzechowski

“Eyes of Dust” (fragment)

adaption, Steve Niles; art, Curt Swan

“Rock God”

story, Harlan Ellison; art, Neal Adams

“Are You Listening?”

adaption, Elliot S! Maggin; pencils, Rafael Navarro; inks, Eduard Barreto;
color, Dan Jackson; lettering, Sean Konot

“The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke”

story, Harlan Ellison; painting, Terese Nielsen

“The Man on the Juice Wagon”

adaption, Jan Strnad; art, Richard Corben;
color, Gregory Wright; lettering, Dave Cooper

About

Ten years after the publication of Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Quarterly #1 (1996) the Dream Corridor series is completed and collected in this tradepaperback collection. HEDC Vol Two collects the content of HEDCQ#1, including the related Framing Sequence pages, as well as other material that was created for later, unpublished issues of HEDCQ. This was the last issue of Dream Corridor material produced to date, and the text in the framing  sequences heavily implies that there will be no more issues.

It includes some interesting material, including the unfinished adaptation of “Eyes of Dust” that classic “Superman” artist Curt Swan was working on at the time of his death in 1996. The story is represented by two pages of penciled art Swan had finished, along a montage of Steve Niles script pages. Gene Colan’s art for the adaptation of “Moonlighting” is also presented in a unique format. As Colan’s pencils are left un-inked before being colored and lettered, each page of art is presented in both final form and original pencil format.

The “Story Behind the Cover” from HEDCQ #1, “The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke” based on the painting by Terese Nielsen is collected in this issue. Also included is the story “Goodbye To All That” and the Kent Bash painting it was based on. This would have been intended as the cover to a later issue of HEDCQ.

At the time this volume was published Dark Horse Books, the non-comic publishing arm of Dark Horse Comics, had also published a new edition of HE’s novel Spider Kiss. There were also plans to turn Dream Corridor into an anthology television series or direct to DVD movie, through Dark Horse’s movie production arm.

Reprints

  • The story “Rock God” first appeared in Creepy #32
  • “The Lingering Smell of Woodsmoke,” “Gnomebody,” “One Life…,” “Opposites Attract,” “The Voice In The Garden,” “Rock God,” and the related Framing Sequences first appeared in Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor Quarterly #1 (1996).

Original Stories

  • “The Silver Corridor” first appeared in Infinity, October 1956 and appears in the collections Ellison Wonderland, 1962; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; and All the Sounds of Fear, 1973
  • “Opposites Attract” first appeared in Caper, November 1957 and is included in the collection No Doors, No Windows, 1975
  • “Djinn, No Chaser” first appeared in Twilight Zone, April 1982 and is included in the collections Stalking the Nightmare, 1982 and Edgeworks 2, 1996
  • “One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty” first appeared in Orbit 8, 1970 and appears in the collections Approaching Oblivion, 1974; and The Essential Ellison, 1987
  • “The Voice In The Garden” first appeared in Lighthouse Jun ’67 and appears in the collections From the Land of Fear, 1967; and The Essential Ellison, 1987
  • “The Discarded” first appeared in Fantastic, April 1959 and is included in the collections Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; All the Sounds of Fear, 1973; The Illustrated Harlan Ellison, 1978; and The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, 1979
  • “Gnomebody” first appeared in Amazing Stories October ’56 and appears in the collection Ellison Wonderland, 1962
  • “Moonlighting,” an unproduced teleplay written for the program Dark Room, is an adaptation of the short story “Ormond Always Pays His Bill.” The teleplay for “Moonlighting” first appeared in Screamplays, ed. Richard Chizmar & Martin H. Greenberg, Ballantine Del Rey, 1997. “Ormond Always Pays His Bills” first appeared in Pursued, July 1957 and is included in the collection No Doors, No Windows, 1975
  • “Eyes of Dust” first appeared in Rogue, December 1959 and is included in the collections I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, 1967; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; The Time of the Eye, 1974; The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, 1979; and Dreams with Sharp Teeth, 1991
  • “Rock God” first appeared in Coven 13, Nov ’69 and is featured in the collections Over the Edge, 1970; Deathbird Stories, 1975; Dreams with Sharp Teeth, 1991; and Edgeworks 1, 1996
  • “Are You Listening” first appeared in Amazing Stories, December 1958 and is included in the collections Ellison Wonderland, 1962; The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; All the Sounds of Fear, 1973; The Time of the Eye, 1974; and Edgeworks 4, 1997
  • “The Lingering Smell of Woodsmoke” appeares in the collection Slippage, 1997
  • “The Man On The Juice Wagon” first appeared in Adam Bedside Reader 14, 1963 and is included in the collection No Doors, No Windows, 1975

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