Sunday, January 18, 2015

Poe 1972, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1972, Pt. 1)

PSYCHO  7
"PIT & PENDULUM"

Skywald Publications was the work of Sol Brodsky & Israel Waldman.  While they had a small run of color comics designed to imitate Marvel, their biggest outpuit and claim to fame were their "Horror-Mood" B&W magazines, done very much in the mode of James Warren's CREEPY and EERIE.

Al Hewetson, a writer & editor, soon joined the company and eventually became full editor when Brodsky returned to MarvelHewetson determined to give Skywald's horror line a more "literate" feel than Warren's had, resulting in, among other things, no less than 19 Edgar Allan Poe adaptations between 1972-75.

But before that, there was this one-page Poe tribute published as a "frontispiece"... it doesn't really count as an "adaptation", but, I'm posting it here for the sake of historical chronological context.

PSYCHO  7
cover by VICENTE SEGRELLES   (Skywald Publications  /  July 1972)
"PIT & PENDULUM"
Written by Al Hewetson  /  Art by PABLO MARCOS
As a bonus, here's an ad for the never-published 3rd issue of Skywald's HELL RIDER, a biker character created by Gary Friedrich, who later went on to created the "Johnny Blaze" flaming-skull biker version of "Ghost Rider" for Marvel.  Frankly, "Hell Rider" would have been a much better name for Blaze!
Copyright (C) Skywald Publications.

Scans of PSYCHO #7 from the Tebeos de Factura Hispana 2 blog.
     Special thanks to Jose Ruiz DelAmor.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.

Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Spark Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Cliff Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Shmoop site.

Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the PENDULUM Gallery of Illustrations.

     Audio:
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode!   (ep. 24  /  1-12-1943)
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode!   (ep. 273  /  11-28-1947)
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode!   (ep.724  /  11-10-1957)
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode!   (ep.805  /  6-7-1959)
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!  (3-4-1975)

     Comics:
Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!
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 De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
     (coming soon)
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1973, Pt. 1)

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