Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poe 1960, Pt. 8

(Continued from Poe 1960, Pt. 7)

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  9
"O POCO E O PENDULO"

     (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 20 POE adaptations-- the SAME number as Skywald !!  It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!

4th in line, another version of that popular favorite...
     "The Pit And The Pendulum".

This is the 6th comics version of this story, following Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 (Nov'44), Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),  Marvel's SPELLBOUND #2 (Apr'52),  Youthful's BEWARE #10 (Jun'52), Ziff-Davis's NIGHTMARE #2 (Fall'52), the last one 8 years earlier.  There would be MANY more to come!

I ran across this during my search, reprinted in 2 different comics-- CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (Editora Taika / Jun'73) and ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #12 (Editora Taika / 1974).  In one, the line reproduction was HORRIBLE.  In the other-- it was WORSE!!  This is a common problem among reprints, when a company does work that's very slipshod, and can't be bothered to use the original art, stats or negatives, and winds up generating copies of copies of copies, like a photocopy machine that hasn't been tuned up in months on end.  As an example, Marvel Comics' reprints had been AWFUL for decades.  It was no wonder the original books were so pricey on the back-issue market, even before "investors" got involved and ruined the hobby.

I was planning to use the one that was "only" horrible... when Toni Rodrigues e-mailed HI-RES scans of the original 1960 printing.  WHOA!!!  The difference was STAGGERING.  And everyone who reads this blog is going to benefit from it!

The story is the work of Gedeone Malagola.  He is mainly known as one of the most important comics writers of Brazil (alongside R.F. Lucchetti), who was responsible for creating many popular characters, while also occasionally doing art, tending to imitate the styles of several Amercian cartoonists when he did, including Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino & John Prentice.  He also worked as a policeman and did comics on the side (not unlike Peter Morisi here in the States).

This is his 2nd of 3 POE adaptations.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  9
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
"O POCO E O PENDULO"
     ("THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM")  /  Version 6
Adaptation & Art by GEDEONE MALAGOLA  /  Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Gedeone Malagola
As for the reprints...

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5
cover by JOSE EVALDO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  June 1973)
ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  12
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1974)
Copyright (C) Gedeone Malagola  &  Editora Continental.
English Translation & new color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 supplied by Toni Rodrigues
     with special thanks!
Scan of CLASSICS DE TERROR #5 (1973)
     and ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #12 (1974)
     from the QuadriBrasil site.

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 Gedeone Malagola at Wikipedia.
Read about Gedeone Malagola at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Gedeone Malagola at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site. 
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Wikipedia.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Bigorna.net.

Visit the Jayme Cortez blog!

See 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 Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about the SUSPENSE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Henry Hull at Wikipedia.
Read about Jose Ferrer at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about Raymond Burr at Wikipedia.
Read about the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Tony Roberts at Wikipedia.

Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Gus Schrotter PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Doug Wildey PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Everett Raymond Kinstler PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gedeone Malagola PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
     See the Pablo Marcos PIT & THE PENDULUM tribute!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Ortiz PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Rudy Mesina PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PIT AND THE PENDULUM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1960, Pt. 9)