"THE MAN OF THE CROWD"
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 Marvel. Hewetson 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 18th of these...
"THE MAN OF THE CROWD".
I would consider this one of Poe's more obscure stories, as I can't recall ever hearing of it until I began working no the project. This was the 1st comics version of this story, but another one would be coming up in only a few months!
The art this time was by Ferran Sostres, his only Poe adaptation,
while the cover was once more by Sebastia Boada. After this, only 1 more Skywald to go, and then ALL of them will have been collected together in ONE place!!
Adaptation by Al Hewetson / Art by FERRAN SOSTRES / Page 41
Scan of PSYCHO #23 cover from the GCD site.
Scans of PSYCHO #23 interiors supplied by Steve Thompson ("Booksteve")
with special thanks
and from the Tebeos de Factura Hispana 2 blog.
Special thanks to Jose Ruiz DelAmor.
Scan of 1923 Harry Clarke illustration from Wikipedia.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
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 Ferran Sostres at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Ferran Sostres at the Tebeosfera site.
Read about THE MAN OF THE CROWD at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Classic Literature site.
Read the Ferran Sostres MAN OF THE CROWD adaptation!
Read the Luis Bermejo MAN OF THE CROWD adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 2)