And now we come to what I feel is the real "golden age" of POE comics!
Warren was the small empire of magazine publisher James Warren. Starting out with AFTER HOURS (one of many PLAYBOY imitations) and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND (the work of editor Forrest J. Ackerman), which celebrated horror and science-fiction movies (old and new), the company made its first stab at ressurecting the dead genre of horror comics with a number of short adaptations of movies. When these went over big with fans, it was decided to look into expanding in that direction with an entire magazine of horror comics.
CREEPY was the first result. Freed from constrictions of the Comics Code due to its B&W magazine format, editors Russ Jones and Archie Goodwin managed to recruit the cream of the old EC artists, including Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Al Williamson, Angelo Torres and Reed Crandall, as well as Gray Morrow and Frank Frazetta. After doing his final comics story in CREEPY #1, Frazetta switched over to cover paintings, carving an entire new career for himself in the process.
Mixed in with new stories were a nice spattering of adaptations of classic works, among them those of Edgar Allan Poe. In the late 60s, 6 of these appeared, the first 3 in CREEPY, the other 3 in its brother magazine, EERIE. I feel safe in saying that despite the high caliber of some of the versions seen before this, these may have to rank among the BEST ever done.
"THE TELL-TALE HEART".
This was the 7th comics version of this, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 (Dec'45),
EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15  (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), and
Charlton's WIN A PRIZE #1 (Feb'55),
...the last one 10 years earlier.
Funny enough, the cover painting COULD be an illustration of the climactic scene in Poe's "House Of Usher". ENJOY!
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (Warren / [June] 1965)
Warren ran into some financial difficulties in the late 60s, resulting in the loss of most of his best talent and a 2-year period where both CREEPY and EERIE consisted of at least 50% reprints of material that wasn't that old yet. "Tell-Tale Heart!" was reprinted only 32 months after its original appearance.
cover by VIC PREZIO (Warren / February 1968)
variety of publishers overseas, usually in a jumbled, chaotic, haphazard way.
VAMPUS was a Spanish version of CREEPY...
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA
(Ibero Mundial De Ediciones / Spain / November 1971)
cover by MANUEL SANJULIAN (Semic / Finland / [December] 1973)
Tell-Tale Heart" was reprinted again ONE month after Skywald did a new version. By the end of 1974, thanks mostly to Marvel's B&W horror line, Skywald went under, and about the same time, Warren decided to do a whole new series of POE adaptations, most of them the same ones Skywald had just finished doing, but with different artists.
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren / September 1974)
cover by BASIL GOGOS (Editorial Garbo, S.A. / Spain / November 1975)
cover by MANUEL SANJULIAN (Semic Press / Netherlands / 1975)
Tell-Tale Heart" in America, this time IN COLOR! Rather redundant for art designed to be in B&W, but there it is...
COMIX INTERNATIONAL 4
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Warren / 1976)
Adaptation by Archie Goodwin / Art by REED CRANDALL / Page 35
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (K.G. Murray / Australia / June 1978)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Toutain Editor / Spain / 1980)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Volksverlag / Germany / 1981)
EDGAR ALLAN POE / CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Semic Press / The Netherlands / 1982)
cover by SEGRELLES (Campus Editions / France / March-Apr 1983)
Tell-Tale Heart" made its 5th appearance in the 1st collection!
CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume 1
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (Dark Horse / August 2008)
Scan of CREEPY #3 (1965) from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #3 (1965) interiors from The Golden Age blog.
Scan of EERIE #13 (1968) from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of VAMPUS #3 (1971) from the Tebeosfera site.
Scans of SHOKKI #12 (1973) from the Muuta.Net site.
Scan of CREEPY #65 (1974) from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of FAMOSOS MONSTERS DEL CINE #7 (1975)
from the Mondo Monstruo site.
Scan of MACABRE #8 (1975) from the GCD site.
Scan of COMICS INTERNATIONAL #4 (1975) from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of COMICS INTERNATIONAL #4 (1975) interiors
from the Diversions Of The Groovy Kind blog.
Scan of CREEPY #27 (K.G. Murray / 1978) from the AusReprints site.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE (1980)
from the Whakoom site.
Scan of EDGAR POE (1981) from the Mexifast.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE (1981) interior page from the Monster Magazine World blog.
Scans of the CREEPY SPECIAL (1982) from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of FANTASTIK #21 (1983) from the Bethedique site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume One (2008) from the GCD site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.
See more of Vic Prezio's art at the Saved From The Paper Drive blog.
Read about THE TELL TALE HEART at Cliff Notes.
Read the complete short story at the Poe Stories site.
See the TELL-TALE HEART Gallery of Illustrations.
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!
Read the Tom Palmer TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Francisco Blanes TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!
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 Guido Del Carpio Rivera TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!
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 Steve Bissette / Rich Veich TELL-TALE HEART parody!
Read the Jesus Blasco TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1965, Pt. 8)