Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe / "THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"
Gilberton's 2nd stab at Poe, in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40, was the 1st all-Poe comic, containing 3 of his stories in a single issue: "The Pit And The Pendulum", "The Adventure Of Hans Pfall", and "The Fall Of The House Of Usher". The 1st and 3rd of these had been done previously in YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 & 4, though these new versions were each twice the length of the earlier verisons.
Each of these stories has 1 page CUT from it in the reprints. Yep, that reprehensible practice goes back at least that far. What they actually did was cut certain panels, to combine pages together. Oh well, I'm just glad I can read 'em at all right now. I wonder if the current license owner is doing "UNCUT" versions in the newest editions? Somebody should.
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 40 /
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER (Gilberton / August 1947)
adaptation by Samuel Willinsky / art by HENRY C. KIEFER
Page 25 / And now... the EPIC conclusion!!
All 3 stories in this issue were reprinted in the "Illustrated Library Of EXCITING MYSTERY STORIES" which contains the contents of CLASSIC COMICS #13 (Aug'43), #21 (Jul'44), #30 (Sep'46), and CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), including all 4 Poe stories featured to date.
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED GIANTS 2 /
cover by ?? (Gilberton / October 1949)
with scholarly essays added. The 2nd Poe volume included this story...
as seen on the cover!
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED STUDY GUIDES 17 /
cover by JEN MARRUS (Acclaim / August 1997)
Copyright (C) the various publishers.
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 from the Heritage Auctions site
Scans of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 interiors from the XXXXXX site
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED GIANT #2 from the Heritage Auctions site
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED STUDY GUIDES #17
from the My Comics Shop site
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL
Read the complete short story at the Xroad.Virginia.Edu site.
Read about Henry C. Kiefer at the Pulp Artists site
See more Henry C. Kiefer art at the Comic Art Fans site
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED are currently being reprinted--
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