Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Poe 1976, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1976, Pt. 1)

VAMPIRELLA  49
"THE OBLONG BOX"


2 months after CREEPY #76, the next Warren POE adaptation appeared.
Apart from EERIE #11 (Sep'67), #12 (Nov'67) and #20 (Mar'69), and a number
of reprints, all the Warren adaptations had appeared in CREEPY.  Until now.

Inexplicably, the last 3 remaining POE stories appeared in other magazines.   
2 of them including the one I'm presenting here, turned up in VAMPIRELLA.  Which was very odd, considering most stories in that magazine tended to
involve sexy, beautiful women.  Why the two that appeared in the magazine
did so, is a mystery to me.

The story in question here was...

     "THE OBLONG BOX".

     This was the 3rd comics version of this story, following...
McComb's CROWN COMICS #1 (Spring'45), and  
Skywald's SCREAM #4 (Feb'74)
     ...the latter, 25 months earlier.

Art this time is by Isidro Mones.  I feel, by a wide margin, that this is the most stunning version of this story to date.  This was his 3rd of 3 POE adaptations.

The cover is by one of my favorites, Enrich.  Along with Frank Frazetta and Sanjulian, I consider him one of the top 3 Warren horror comics cover artists.

As we enter the home stretch...
this is the 22nd out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

VAMPIRELLA  49
cover by ENRICH   (Warren Publishing  /  March 1976)
"THE OBLONG BOX"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ISIDRO MONES  /  Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
Page 64
And now, the reprints...

VAMPIRELLA  10
cover by ENRICH TORRES   (Portugal Press  /  Portugal  /  April 15, 1977)
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES  VOLUME SEVEN
cover by ENRICH   (Dynamite Entertainment  /  May 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of VAMPIRELLA #49 from my collection.
Scan of VAMPIRELLA #10 (Portugal Press) from the GCD site.
Scan of VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOLUME SEVEN
     from the Dynamite Comics site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Enrich at Wikipedia.
Read about Enrich Torres at AskArt.com.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Comic Art Fans site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the ArtNet site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Illustrated Gallery site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Vampilore site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the 1st Dibs site.
Read about Isidro Mones at Wikipedia.
Read about Dynamite Entertainment at Wikipedia.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSYERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE OBLONG BOX at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode! 

Read the Alex Blum OBLONG BOX adaptation!
Read the Jerry Grandenetti OBLONG BOX adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones OBLONG BOX adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1976, Pt. 3)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Poe 1976, Pt. 1

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt.16)

CREEPY  76
"THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE"


Although a number of reprints (foreign & domestic) appeared, it was a full 9 months before another new POE story turned up after CREEPY's pair of all-POE issues.

The story this time is the relatively-obscure...

     "THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE".

It made its comics debut in CREEPY #76, and this may be the only comics version in existence, to this date.

Art this time is by Luis Bermejo.  This was his 2nd of 2 POE adaptations.

Continuing with the score...  this is the 21st out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

Special thanks to Julio Machado for correctly identifying the cover artist.

CREEPY 76
cover by ENRICH   (Warren Publishing  /  January 1976)
"THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by LUIS BERMEJO  /  Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
And now, here's the reprints...

VAMPUS  55
cover by MANUEL SANJULIAN   (Garbo  /  Spain  /  March 1976)
CREEPY  20
cover by MANUEL SANJULIAN   (K.G. Murray  /  Australia  /  1977)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Toutain Editor  /  Spain  /  1980)
EDGAR ALLAN POE  /  CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Semic Press  /  The Netherlands  /  1982)
CREEPY ARCHIVES  Volume Sixteen
cover by ENRICH   (Dark Horse Comics  /  June 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of CREEPY #76 from the Archive.org.
     Special thanks to Patrick Ford & David Lawrence
     for their help pointing me to that site
     and supplying me a direct link to download the scans from.
Scan of VAMPUS #55 from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY #20 (K.G. Murray) from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the Whakoom.com site.
Scans of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME SIXTEEN from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Enrich Torres at AskArt.com.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Comic Art Fans site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the ArtNet site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Illustrated Gallery site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Vampilore site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the 1st Dibs site.
Read about Luis Bermejo at Wikipedia.
Read about Richard Corben at Wikipedia.
Read about Ken Kelly at Wikipedia.
Read about Semic Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.

Read about The Imp Of The Perverse at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories.com site.

Hear the Vincent Price recording!

Read the Luis Bermejo IMP OF THE PERVERSE adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Arturo Arnau IMP OF THE PERVERSE illustrated story!
Read the Lance Tooks IMP OF THE PERVERSE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1976, Pt. 2)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt.15

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt.14)

CREEPY  70
"BERENICE"


2 months and 1 issue after Warren did an all-POE issue of CREEPY, they did another one, making for a total of 13 POE stories in only 5 months from them!  It blows my mind to think that in all the years I've been a fan of Warren's output, I was never aware of these issues-- and never had them in my collection.  Well, at least thanks to the internet, I have finally been able to read their contents-- and, share them with whoever is reading this blog!

We now come to the 6th and final story in CREEPY #70...

     "BERENICE".

     This was the 7th comics version of this, following...
Outubro's CLASSICOS OF TERROR #8 (1962),  
Warren's EERIE #11 (Sep'67),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #6 (1968),  
Populares' EL MONJE LOCO #74 (April 30, 1969),
Vilmar's PANICO #21 (May'74), and  
Skywald's SCREAM #7 (Jul'74),
     ...the latter some 9 months earlier.

This was also the 3rd of 5 POE stories that Warren had done in the late 60s that they wound up doing new versions of in the 70s.  (Which may explain why no one has EVER done a truly "complete" set of Warren POE stories in any one place... until this blog!)  Strangely enough, all 3 stories from EERIE were later redone (and they seem to be often ignored when it comes to reprint collections).

Art this time is by Isidro Mones.  This was his 2nd of 3 POE adaptations.

Once more, for those keeping score...  this is the 20th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 70
cover by KEN KELLY   (Warren Publishing  /  April 1975)
"BERENICE"  /  Version 7
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ISIDRO MONES  /  Page 49
Page 50
Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
And that brings us to the end of Warren's 2nd All-POE issue of CREEPY!
Except, for the reprints...

CREEPY  25
cover by KEN KELLY   (Publicness  /  France  /  1975)
CREEPY  10
cover by KEN KELLY   (K.G. Murray  /  February 1976)
This book from Portugal contains 6 of the Warren POE stories from the 70s.

KRIPTA APRESENTA EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by ??   (RGE  /  Rio Grafica Editora Globo  /  Portugal  /  June 1980)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Toutain Editor  /  Spain  /  1980)
EDGAR POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Volksverlag  /  Germany  /  1981)
A sample page in German.
EDGAR ALLAN POE  /  CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Semic Press  /  The Netherlands  /  1982)
Sadly, the reproduction in Warren's own reprint of this story was inconsistent (translation: TERRIBLE).  But, this is where I took most of the scans from.
This was actually the next-to-last issue before Warren went belly-up.

CREEPY  144
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA   (Warren  /   January 1983)
CREEPY ARCHIVES  Volume Fifteen
cover by KEN KELLY   (Dark Horse Comics  /  February 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of CREEPY #70 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #70 interior ORIGINAL ART (Page 49)
     from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of CREEPY #25 (France) from eBay.
Scans of CREEPY #144 from my collection.
Scan of CREEPY #10 (K.G. Murray) from the AusReprints site.
Scan of KRIPTA APRESENTA EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the Gibihouse site.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the Whakoom.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE from the Mexifast.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE interior page from the Monster Magazine World blog.
Scans of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Ken Kelly at Wikipedia.
Read about Isidro Mones at Wikipedia.
Read about Richard Corben at Wikipedia.
Read about Frank Frazetta at Wikipedia.
Read about Semic Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about Berenice at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the The Literature Network site.

Hear the Vincent Price recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Edegar & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!
Read the Agustin Carrasco BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Vicente Cebello Peinado BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt.16)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt.14

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt.13)

CREEPY  70
"A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM"


2 months and 1 issue after Warren did an all-POE issue of CREEPY, they did another one, making for a total of 13 POE stories in only 5 months from them!  It blows my mind to think that in all the years I've been a fan of Warren's output, I was never aware of these issues-- and never had them in my collection.  Well, at least thanks to the internet, I have finally been able to read their contents-- and, share them with whoever is reading this blog!

Arriving now at the 5th and penultimate story in CREEPY #70...

     "A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM".

     This was the 3rd comics version of this story, following...
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1968), and
Skywald's PSYCHO #18 (May'74)
     ...the latter a mere 11 months earlier.

By this point, it seems Warren was intent on re-doing all the stories Skywald had done, perhaps to erase their memory even as Marvel's criminal manilpuation of their distribution had erased them from the newsstands.

Art this time is by Adolpho Usero Abellan.
This would be his only POE adaptation.

And again, for those still counting...  this is the 19th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 70
cover by KEN KELLY   (Warren Publishing  /  April 1975)
"A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ADOLPHO USERO ABELLAN
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
This continues to be one of the more obscure stories, and has only been reprinted a few times.

VAMPUS  50
cover by KEN KELLY   (Garbo  /  Spain  /  October 1975)
A sample page in Spanish!
This collection included 6 stories, from CREEPY #62, 69 & 70.

GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by KEN KELLY   (Interpresse  /  Denmark  /  1976)
CREEPY  29
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA   (K.G. Murray  /  Australia  /  October 1978)
CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume Fifteen
cover by KEN KELLY   (Dark Horse Comics  /  February 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of CREEPY #70 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #70 interiors supplied by Jim Ludwig
     with special thanks!
Scan of VAMPUS #50 from the GCD site.
Scan of VAMPUS #50 interior page from the Tebeosfera site.
Scan of GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the ComicWiki_DK site.
Scan of CREEPY #29 (K.G. Murray) from the AusReprints site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Ken Kelly at Wikipedia.
Read about Adolpho Usero Abellan at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

Read about A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

Read the Edegar & Ignacio Justo MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Cesar Lopez Vera MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Adolpho Usero Abellan MAELSTROM adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera MAELSTROM illustated story!
Read the Armando Sanchez MAELSTROM illustrated story!
Read the Novedades Editores MAELSTROM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt.15)