Friday, October 10, 2014

Poe 1944, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1944, Pt. 2)

Famous Tales Of Terror  /  "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
     (w/ Gallery of Illustrations)

After skipping one issue, another Poe adaptation turned up in YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3-- the earliest comics version of this classic tale.  Once again, I imagine most people are familiar with the Roger Corman mystery-thriller, which is actually a sequel (of sorts) to the Poe original.

cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  November 1944)
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by GUS SCHROTTER
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Page 26
I'm including a bonus gallery of illustrations by various artists over the decades.

"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Alphonse Legros   (1860)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Byam Shaw   (1909)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by unknown   (1909)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Harry Clarke   (1919)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Arthur Rackham   (1935)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Fritz Eichenberg   (1944)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Daniel Haller   (1961)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Vic Prezio   (1964)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by unknown   ("SHONEN WEEKLY"  /  1969)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Berni Wrightson   (1976)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Ivor Abrahams   (1976)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Wilfred Satty   (1976)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Jayme Cortez   (1980)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Greg Hildebrandt   (1986)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Josi Fabri   (2013)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Pencil Plug   (2013)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Nicolás Muñoz   (2014)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by Kevin Necessary   (2014)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" by J.K. Fisher   (year unknown)
YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 is Public Domain.
Various illustrations Copyright (C) the various artists.

Scan of YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 from the Heritage Auctions site
Scans of YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 interiors
     from the Comic Book Plus site
     Special thanks to "Josemas"

     Scans of "The Pit And The Pendulum" by...
Alphone Legros (1861) from the Artic.Edu site,
Byam Shaw (1909) from the SFF Audio site,
unknown (1909) from the Primary Source site,
Harry Clarke (1919) from the Pellucidar Offererings blog,
Arthur Rackham (1935) from the Pellucidar Offerings blog,
Fritz Eichenberg (1944) from the Full Table site,
Dan Haller (1961 feature film) from the Coming Soon site,
Vic Prezio (June 1964 issue of "Real Men")
     from the Saved From The Paper Drive blog,
unknown (1969 issue of "Shonen Weekly") from the Stuff Point site,
Berni Wrightson (1976 Poe portfolio)
     from The Golden Age blog
     and from Julio Machado at a FB horror comics group,
Ivor Abrahams (1976) from the site,
Wilfred Satty (1976) from the Doloroso Reveries site and the "JCA" site.
Jayme Cortez (1980) from the Jayme Cortez blog,
Greg Hildebrandt (1986) from MY collection,
Josi Fabri (2013) from the Deviant Art site,
Pencil Plug (2013) from the Fallen Rock site,
Nicolás Muñoz (2014) from the Behance site,
Kevin Necessary (2014) from the KevinNecessary site, and
J.K. Fisher (year unknown) from the Deviant Art site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about The Spanish Inquisition at Wikipedia.

Read about Gus Schrotter at the Lambiek site
See more Gus Schrotter art at the Comic Art Fans site

See more Kevin Necessary art at his 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 Classic Literature site.

     Audio / Video:
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM 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 PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!  (coming soon)
Read the Doug Wildey PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Everett Raymond Kinstler PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the Gedeone Malagola PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!
     See the Pablo Marcos PENDULUM tribute!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Ortiz PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Felipe Jimenez De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Juan Sarompas PENDULUM illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Monroe Eisenberg PENDULUM illustrated story!

Read the Novedades Editores PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Steve Pugh PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Bluewater Productions PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Domingo PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Carlo Vergara PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the J.C. Fabul PENDULUM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1944, Pt. 4)

1 comment:

  1. This is an honest attempt to adapt the story, but it's torpedoed by the decision to color the Pit section in bright colors. Part of the power of the original was the fear that comes from being lost in a strange place in total darkness. It would have worked better colored in dark shades.