Den is the name of two alike planetary romance imaginary characters created by Richard Corben. Richard Corben is an American illustrator and comic book artist well known for his comics featured in Heavy Metal magazine. He is the winner of the 2009 Spectrum Grand Master Award. In 2012 he was voted to the The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.+
The first character appeared in the 1968 animated short film Neverwhere. The second has been showing in the medium of comics since 1973, and in short stories that have been collected for the most part in trade paperbacks. The second character Den also came out in the animated film Heavy Metal.