The story so far: Tarn has somehow grown to an enormous size and allied himself with the horde of ravenous creatures destroying the countryside. In these three pages, we find that Tarn was actually impregnated with an enormous creature that looks amazingly like a penis with arms. This creature eats it’s way out of Tarn and then eats Tarn’s wife, using a mouth that looks amazingly like a vagina.
There is a fair amount of body horror implicit in the transformation sequence, which is probably not alieviated by the fact that this kind of “eat from the inside” incubation is not unusual in the insect kingdom. If Corben has done his job properly, the viewer’s face should be really similar to Den’s face in the bottom of the first page.
(Heavy Metal issue #71, February 1983 - Pages 17,18&19 Den II by Corben)