CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 84
"THE TELL-TALE HEART"
Gilberton's 3rd and final foray into Poe was also their 2nd all-Poe issue. Featured this time were "The Gold Bug", "The Tell-Tale Heart", and "The Cask Of Amontillado". The latter 2 have remained among the most popular Poe stories, and each has been adapted multiple times in film and comics. In this case, they were each the 2nd comics version so far.
It's perhaps fitting that after this issue, Gilberton never tackled Poe again, and the author's works instead began appearing with never-ending frequency in other company's "horror" books.
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 84 /
cover by ALEX A.BLUM (Gilberton / June 1951)
adaptation by ?? / art by ??
(Continued in Poe 1951, Pt. 4)
Copyright (C) the various publishers.
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Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
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