Friday, February 20, 2015

Poe 1974, Pt.14

(Continued from Poe 1974, Pt.13)

SCREAM  9
"METZENGERSTEIN"

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 output and claim to fame were their B&W "Horror-Mood" 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.

Here we come to the 15th of these...

     "METZENGERSTEIN".

     This was the 4th comics version of this story, following...
Youthful's CHILLING TALES #16 (Jun'53),
Master's DARK MYSTERIES #23 (May'55), and
Serg's 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES (1968)
     ...the latter some 6 years earlier!

The art, some of the most beautiful work I've seen so far in this entire project, was by Luis Collado Coch (his only Poe story), while the cover was once again by Salvador Faba.

SCREAM  9
cover by SALVADOR FABA   (Skywald Publications  /  September 1974)
"METZENGERSTEIN"  /  Version 4
Adaptation by Al Hewetson  /  Art by LUIS COLLADO COCH  /  Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
In "HISTOIRES EXTRAORDIAIRES",
the main character was re-written as a woman.
Jane Fonda "Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein"
As an extra bonus, here the 1909 painting by Byam Shaw illustrating the story.
Copyright (C) Skywald Publications.

Scan of SCREAM #9 cover from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of SCREAM #9 interiors from the Tebeos de Factura Hispana 2 blog.
     Special thanks to Jose Ruiz DelAmor.
Scan of 1909 Byam Shaw painting from Wikipedia.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

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

Read about Salvador Faba at the Zauberspiegel-Online site.
Read about Luis Collado Coch at the Kennis Doel site.

Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Criterioncast site.
Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Classic Horror site.

Read about METZENGERSTEIN at Oldtime Stories Press.
Read the complete story at the EAPoe Org site.

     Comics:
Read the Vince Napoli METZENGERTSEIN adaptation!
Read the Jon D'Agostino METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Luis Collado Coch METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Alarico Gattia Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!

Read the Arturo Arnau METZENGERSTEIN illustrated story!
Read the Roberto Barbosa METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1974, Pt.15)

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