Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 5

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 4)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
"O CORACAO DENUNCIADOR"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika were 3 names used by the same small publisher in Brazil.  The work of artists Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado, they produced some wonderful comics, many of them in the horror genre, each doing many gorgeous, stunning cover paintings!

I have discovered, between my own researches and the IMMENSE help of artist and fellow fan Toni Rodrigues, that Continental / Outubro / Taika during their run produced at least 22 POE adaptations-- MORE than Skywald !!  It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7, as it turns out, and not counting issue-long stories, was the 4th ALL-POE comic anthology, following Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), and Dell's Poe's TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), the last one 4 years earlier.  The next such book would be Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69), some 2 years later, followed by until Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'75), some 5-1/2 years after that!

Second up, and 19th in line from the publisher, that perennial favorite...

     "THE TELL-TALE HEART"

This was the 8th comics version of this story, following Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 (Dec'45), EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15 [1] (May-Jun'50), Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), EC's SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #8 (Apr-May'53), EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #20 (Jul-Aug'53), Charlton's WIN A PRIZE #1 (Feb'55), and Warren's CREEPY #3 (Jun'65), the last some 2 years earlier.

This was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same!  I first became aware of this story when I saw it listed on the cover of a reprint from the 70s, but it took a few months before I found out (thanks to Toni) where it originally appeared, and who did it.

The art this time is by Nico Rosso, one of the most prolific comics artists in Brazil, responsible for a multitude of interior stories, but perhaps best known as "the" DRACULA artist in the 1960s. He also did an enormous number of full-color painted covers-- including the one on this issue.

After having done so many POE comics adaptations by now, it takes a lot to impress me.  One good look at the pages you're about to read, and my mind was blown.  Unlike the previous MESS, there is so much line detail here, and every line is so sharp, so clean, so STRAIGHT.  I think I'd be terrified, attempting to add COLOR to this, if I hadn't already tackled something similar with Gedeone Malagola's "AMONTILLADO".

This was Rosso's 4th of 4 POE adaptations!  ENJOY!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
"O CORACAO DENUNCIADOR"
   ("THE HEART WHISTLEBLOWER"  /  
      "THE TELL TALE HEART")  /  Version 8
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis  /  

Art by NICO ROSSO  w/ Kazuhiko  &  Joao Rosa  /  Page 25

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Don't go away!  We'll be right back with the conclusion...
 

Copyright (C) Nico Rosso,  Editora Taika  &  the various artists.
English Translation Copyright
(C) 2015-2016 Henry R. Kujawa

Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues

     with special thanks!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.
 

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Read about Nico Rosso at Wikipedia.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!   

Read about Nico Rosso in Toni Rodrigues' Memo Magazine #1 !
Se
e more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.


Read about INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY at Wikipedia.
Read about Boris Karloff at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE at Wikipedia.
Read about James Mason at Wikipedia.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Fred Gwynne at Wikipedia.

Read about THE TELL TALE HEART at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the Xroad.Virginia.Edu site.

Hear the Boris Karloff INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY episode!
Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
See the James Mason cartoon short!
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Fred Gwynne CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


Read the Rudy Palais TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Johnny Craig TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Jim Lavery TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the George Evans TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Graham Ingels TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

Read the Jack Kirby / Jerry Robinson TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Reed Crandall TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Tom Palmer TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

Read the Ricardo Villamonte TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Mike Ploog TELL-TALE HEART parody!
Read the Alberto Breccia TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Don McGregor / Yong Montano TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Vilmar Rodrigues TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!

Read the Pablo Marcos TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jesus Blasco TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

     Misc:
Read the Nico Rosso RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Don't miss the EPIC conclusion... coming up next!!! 

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 6)  

Here's the cover of the reprint.  Now, I wonder what the 3rd POE story in this issue was??

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  6
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1973)