(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 21)
EL MONJE LOCO 40
"LOS DIENTES DE BERENICE"
(IN COLOR w/ English Translation)
Revistas Populares was a publisher in Mexico active in the 1960s & 70s.
EL MONJE LOCO ("The Mad Monk") could be described as Mexico's version of EC's horror hosts-- except, he predated them by quite a few years. Created by Galilea Montijo, the character debuted on a radio show in 1937. Like EC's later "Vault Keeper",
he wore a robe with a hood over his head, and introduced and/or
narrated countless horror tales. His famous catch-phrase was, "Nadie sabe, nadie supo" ("No one knows, no one knew"), immortalized by the cavernous voice of
Over time, he was spun off into feature films, and comic-books. MANY comic-books!!!
Among them stories were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.
This was the 4th comics version of this, following...
Outubro's CLASSICOS OF TERROR #8 (1962),
Warren's EERIE #11 (Sep'67), and
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #6 (1968)
...the latter about a year earlier.
TEXT TO BE DETERMINED / Prepare to have your mind BLOWN. I do not say this lightly. As of 6-12-2017, I have discovered (so far) 22 different comics versions of this story. And, despite this one being "updated" to 1944, I consider this one to have the BEST-looking art of any of them I've seen to date!
The art is by Carlos Moro, who was
As far as I know, none of these have ever been translated into English.
UNTIL NOW. Enjoy!
EL MONJE LOCO 74
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(Revistas Populares / Novaro / Mexico / April 30, 1969)
("THE TEETH OF BERENICE") / Version 4
Adaptation by Salvador Carrasco / Art by CARLOS MERO / Page 1