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) 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe

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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!

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THE BELLS
cover by ??  (Porter & Coates  /  Philadelphia  /  1881)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 1
     Art by R. RIORDAN,  CHARLES P. KING,  F.O.C. DARLEY,
          S.G. McCUTCHEON,  A. FREDERICKS,  GRANVILLE PERKINS
               &  MISS C.A. NORTHAM
THE RAVEN
cover by WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR
     (E.P. Dutton & Company  /  New York  /  1883)
"THE RAVEN"  /  Version 1
     Art by WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR
THE RAVEN
cover by "D.W."   (Harper & Brothers  /  New York  /  1884)
"THE RAVEN"  /  Version 2
     Art by GUSTAVE DORE
LENORE
cover by HENRY SANDHAM, A.R.A.   (Estes & Lauriat  /  Boston  /  1886)
"LENORE"  /  Version 1
     Art by HENRY SANDHAM, A.R.A.
          plus   Gallery of Illustrations
THE RAVEN,  ANNABEL LEE  &  THE BELLS
cover by JOHN REA NEILL   (The Reilly & Britton Co.  /  Chicago, IL  /  1910)
"THE RAVEN"  /  Version 3
     Art by JOHN REA NEILL   (coming soon)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 2
     Art by JOHN REA NEILL   (coming soon)
"ANNABEL LEE"  /  Version 1
     Art by JOHN REA NEILL   (coming soon)
THE RAVEN
cover by FERDINAND HUSZTI HORVATH
     (Dodd, Mead & Company  /  New York  /  1930)
"THE RAVEN"  /  Version 4
     Art by FERDINAND HUSTI HORVATH   (Coming soon)
          plus   Gallery of Illustrations

CLASSIC COMICS 17
cover by LOUIS ZANSKY  (The Deerslayer)  /  (Gilberton  /  January 1944)
"ANNABEL LEE"  /  Version 2
     art by ROLLAND LIVINGSTONE
          REMASTERED   plus   Gallery of Illustrations
CLASSIC COMICS 18
cover by ALLEN SIMON  (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)
     (Gilberton  /  [March] 1944)
"THE BELLS"  /  Version 3
     Adaptation by ??  /  Art by LOUIS ZANSKY
          REMASTERED  plus   Gallery of Illustrations
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
          REMASTERED   plus  Gallery of Illustrations
YELLOWJACKET COMICS 1  /
cover by HAROLD DeLAY  (Charlton  /  September 1944)
"THE BLACK CAT"  /  Version 1 
     Adaptation by ??  /  Art by BILL ALLISON
          plus  Gallery of Illustrations
YELLOWJACKET COMICS  3
cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  November 1944) 
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 1
    
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by GUS SCHROTTER
         plus  Gallery of Illustrations
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
          plus  Gallery of Illustrations
CROWN COMICS 1  /
cover by MATT BAKER  (McCombs  /  [Spring] 1945)
"THE OBLONG BOX"  /  Version 1
     Adaptation by ??  /  art by ALEX BLUM
          plus  Gallery of Illustrations
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
          plus  Gallery of Illustrations
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
          plus   Gallery of Illustrations
"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
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
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 2
      Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by AUGUST M. FROELICH

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

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

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
2000-2004  
2005-2009
2010-2014
2015-2019
2020-2024.