Thursday, February 26, 2015

Poe 1974, Pt.15

(Continued from Poe 1974, Pt.14)

SCREAM  10
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

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 16th of these...

     "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE".

This was the 6th version of the story, following Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #21 (Jul'44), Marvel's LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE #10 (Oct'49), Milano Libri Edizioni's LINUS #39 (Jun'68), Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #7 (Jul-Sep'68), and Ibero Mundial De Ediciones's DOSSIER NEGRO #41 (Oct'72), the last some 2 years earlier.

The art this time was by Cesar Lopez Vera, his 2nd of 2 Poe adaptations,
while the cover was once more by Sebastia Boada.

SCREAM  10
cover by SEBASTIA BOADA   (Skywald Publications  /  October 1974)
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"  /  Version 6
Adaptation by Al Hewetson  /  Art by CEZAR LOPEZ VERA  /  Page 12
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Eternity Comics, for a few years, was a very successful small publisher, who split their output between a number of original series, licensed series, and reprints of old comics.  This included quite of few of the Poe stories from Skywald!  "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" was reprinted here.  (Isn't is STUPID that they reveal the solution to the murder mystery right there on the cover???)

EDGAR ALLAN POE:  
     THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE And Other Stories #1
cover by BROOKS HAGAN  (Eternity Comics  /  March 1989)
Copyright (C) Skywald Publications.

Scan of SCREAM #10 cover from the GCD site.
Scans of SCREAM #10 interiors supplied by Cully Callaway
     with special thanks
     and from the Tebeos de Factura Hispana 2 blog.
     Special thanks to Jose Ruiz DelAmor.
Scan of THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE And Other Stories #1
     from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Skywald Publications at Wikipedia.
Read about Sol Brodsky at Wikipedia.
Read about Al Hewetson at Wikipedia.
See more Sebastia Boada art at Comic Art Fans.
See more Sebastia Boada art at the Webagora site.
Read about Cesar Lopez Vera at Lambiek Comiclopedia.
Read about Cesar Lopez Vera at Tebeosfera.

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 E.R. Cruz RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Moises Cespedes RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ediciones Maisal RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Howard Priestley RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
     Read the Mark A. Nelson RUE MORGUE sequel!   (coming soon!)
Read the Silvio Camboni RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Matt Brooker RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Reno Maniquis RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)


Read the Emerson Dimaya RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Ola Skogang RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Richard Corben RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Leandro Fernandez RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1974, Pt.16)

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