Sunday, October 5, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe

1881-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1974
1975-1979
1980-1984
1985-1989
1990-1994
1995-1999.

There have always been, for me, 4 "classic" writers of the 19th Century whose work I've admired, mostly in film adaptations, but also in the original texts, and sometimes, in comic-books.  They are Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe.

I've already done a lot of work on this blog related to Jules Verne, and still have a lot to go.  I was initially hoping to exhaust anything Verne related before moving on, and possibly go on to H.G. Wells next... but I've decided to go with Poe instead. I don't think Poe gets as much respect in comics as the others, if only because his work consists of short stories and poems, rather than novels.  For a lot of years, you just don't see many magazine covers focusing on Poe, unless it's a collection of several of his short stories in one place.  But as I've discovered, there have been a LOT of Poe adaptations in comics... and I plan to take a look at as many of them as I can!

Not unexpectedly, Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS is the earliest Poe comics adaptations I've been able to find. His work first appeared in the 17th issue-- 11 issue before Jules Verne!

Click on the LINKS to jump to the FULL STORIES!

THE BELLS
cover by ??  (Porter & Coates  /  Philadelphia  /  1881)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 1
Art by DARLEY,  McCUTCHEON, FREDERICKS, PERKINS, KING, RIORDAN
     & NORTHAM   (Coming soon!)

CLASSIC COMICS 17
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Deerslayer)  /  (Gilberton  /  January 1944)
"ANNABEL LEE"  /  Version 1
art by ROLLAND LIVINGSTONE
CLASSIC COMICS 18
cover by ALLEN SIMON  (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)
     (Gilberton  /  [March] 1944)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 2
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by LOUIS ZANSKY
CLASSIC COMICS 21  /
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Sign Of The 4),
     ALLEN SIMON  (The Flayed Hand)
     &  ARNOLD L. HICKS  (The Murders In The Rue Morgue)
          (Gilberton  /  July 1944)
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS
YELLOWJACKET COMICS 1  /
cover by HAROLD DeLAY  (Charlton  /  September 1944)
"THE BLACK CAT"  /  Version 1 
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by BILL ALLISON
YELLOWJACKET COMICS  3
cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  November 1944) 
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by GUS SCHROTTER
YELLOWJACKET COMICS  4
cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  December 1944)
"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by GUS SCHROTTER
CROWN COMICS 1  /
cover by MATT BAKER  (McCombs  /  [Spring] 1945)
"THE OBLONG BOX"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  art by ALEX BLUM
YELLOWJACKET COMICS  6  /
cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  December 1945)
"THE TELL TALE HEART"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by RUDY PALAIS with Arnold Hicks
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 40  /
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER   (Gilberton  /  August 1947)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 2
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by AUGUST M. FROELICH
"THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by HENRY C. KIEFER
"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"  /  Version 2
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by HARLEY M. GRIFFITHS
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER COMICS  1
cover by BOB POWELL   (Trans-World Publications  /  November 1948)
"THE TELL TALE HEART"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by RUDY PALAIS with Arnold Hicks   (Reprint)

SUNDAY PIX  Vol.1  1-14
(David C. Cook  /  May 1-July 31, 1949)
"THE GOLD BUG"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by David S. Piper  /  Art by JOSEPH WIRT TILLOTSON
     (coming soon!)
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 21  /
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Sign Of The 4),
     ALLEN SIMON  (The Flayed Hand)
     &  ARNOLD L. HICKS  (The Murders In The Rue Morgue)
          (Gilberton  /  August 1949)
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS   (Reprint)

EDICAO MARAVILHOSA  15  /
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Sign Of The 4),
     ALLEN SIMON  (The Flayed Hand)
     &  ARNOLD L. HICKS  (The Murders In The Rue Morgue)
          (Editora Brasil-America Limitada [EBAL]  /  Brazil  /  September 1949)
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS   (Reprint)

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  40  /
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Sign Of The 4),
     &  ARNOLD L. HICKS  (The Murders In The Rue Morgue)
          (Ayers & James  /  Australia  /  1949)
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS   (Reprint)

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED GIANTS 2  /
cover by ??   (Gilberton  /  October 1949)
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS   (Reprint)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 2
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by AUGUST M. FROELICH   (Reprint)

"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"  /  Version 2
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by HARLEY M. GRIFFITHS   (Reprint)

"THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by HENRY C. KIEFER   (Reprint)

LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE  10
photo cover   (Marvel  /  October 1949)
"THE KILLER WHO WALKED LIKE A MAN!"
     (inspired by "The Murders In The Rue Morgue")  /  Version 2
Story & Art by SAM GROSS
Copyright (C) the various publishers.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

(Continued in Poe 1950-1959)

1881-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1974
1975-1979
1980-1984
1985-1989
1990-1994
1995-1999.

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