Sunday, July 26, 2015

Poe 1968, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 1)

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  ??
"MANUSCRITO ACHADO EM UMA GARRAFA"

     (English Translation) 

This is the 2nd of 6 consecutive stories, where I admit up-front that I DON'T know where they originally appeared.  All of them turned up in Editora Taika's books in the early 70s, when they did so many reprints that, I've had to conclude that most-- or all-- of these are actually from the 60s.  But where and when?  Time may tell.  But for now, I just decided I'd feel better putting them all up together as a set.  I'm doing them in the order they were reprinted... of course, given the chaotic nature of such reprints, that probably doesn't mean anything.  At any rate, here's the 2nd one...

"Manuscript Found In A Bottle"

One of Poe's numerous "disaster at sea" stories, this was only the 2nd comics version of this, following Youthful's CHILLING TALES #17 (Oct'53), which was at least 15 years earlier.  There would be several more to come.

The artist here is Osvaldo Talo.  His style is a bit simpler than many of the Brazillian cartoonists whose work I've discovered of late, but he seems to have done more Poe adaptations than any of the others!  Once again, the lack of graytones inspires me to add COLOR.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  ??
cover by ??   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  ??)
(cover not yet available)

"MANUSCRITO ACHADO EM UMA GARRAFA"
     ("MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE")  /  Version 3
Adaptation & Art by OSVALDO TALO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Here's where I found it...

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5
cover by 2VOL   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  June 1973)
Copyright (C) Osvaldo Talo  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (1973)

     from the QuadriBrasil site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Osvaldo Talo at ??.

See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Vecchi at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.


Read about MS Found In A Bottle at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.

Read the E. Allgor MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Ezra Jackson MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE illustrated story!
Read the Alfonso Font MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Leo Summers MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Jordi Martinez MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 3)