Thursday, October 9, 2014

Poe 1944, Pt. 1

(Continued from Poe 1944, Pt. 2)

CLASSIC COMICS  21
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

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.

Not unexpectedly, Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS contains the earliest Poe comics adaptations I've been able to find. Following 2 poems, the first adaptation of one of his short stories appeared in the 21st issue-- 7 issue before Jules Verne!  In this case, his work shared the comic with 2 other authors-- Arthur Conan Doyle, and Guy de Maupassant.

When I started this project, I had not yet found this complete story online, but set up this page anyway, to keep things "organized", and to leave room for further expansion.  Diligence has paid off!

The only downside is, I found scans of a reprint--
which is MISSING 1 page of the story. Oh well!

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)
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by Dan Levin  /  Art by ARNOLD L. HICKS  /  Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
Page 49
Page 50
Page 51
Page 52
Page 54  (excerpt)
See the "Remastered" version of this story for the Reprint covers.

Copyright (C) Gilberton  &  the various artists.

Scan of CLASSIC COMICS #21 cover from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #21 interiors from the XXXXX site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Edgar Allan Poe and read many of his works
     at the PoeStories.com site
Read all of Edgar Allan Poe's poems at the Poetry Lovers' Page.

Read about Gilberton at Wikipedia.
Read about Louis Zansky at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about CLASSIC COMICS #21 at the Modern Myth Museum site
See more of Arnold L. Hicks art at the Comic Art Fans site.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Paul Hecht at Wikipedia.

Read about THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Museum site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Hear the Paul Hecht CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Arnold L. Hicks RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Sam Gross RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Guido Crepax RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Cezar Lopez Vera RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Illustrated Classics RUE MORGUE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jose Ortiz RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Ediciones Maisal RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the E.R. Cruz RUE MORGUE adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the Moises Cespedes RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Howard Priestley RUE MORGUE adaptation!
     Read the Mark A. Nelson RUE MORGUE sequel!
Read the Silvio Camboni RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Matt Brooker RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Fabrice Druet RUE MORGUE adaptation!

Read the Reno Maniquis RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Emerson Dimaya RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Ola Skogang RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Leandro Fernandez RUE MORGUE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
 
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED are currently being reprinted--
     go to the CLASSIC COMICS STORE to BUY your own copies!!!

(Continued in Poe 1944, Pt. 2) 

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