Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt. 4

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt. 3)

CREEPY  69
"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

A mere 2 months after Warren did Richard Corben's version of "The Raven"-- editor Bill DuBay put together the first of 2 ALL-POE issues of CREEPY!  In one fell swoop, Warren essentially blew Skywald completely out of the water.

CREEPY #69, and the follow-up issue CREEPY #70 (2 months later) each featured 6 POE stories apiece.  Given the level of talent involved, one could say this effectively put the final nail in Skywald's coffin.

Now we come to that most popular of all POE stories...

     "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER".

     This was the 18th version of this, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #4 (Dec'44),  
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),
Register & Tribune's THE SPIRIT (Aug'48),
EC's THE VAULT OF HORROR #13 (Jun-Jul'50), 
Prize's BLACK MAGIC #28 (Jan-Feb'54),
EC's TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 (Nov'Dec'55),  
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (1967),
Serg's 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES (1968),
Warren's EERIE #20 (Mar'69),
Milano Libri's LINUS #50 (May'69),

EDAR's MINI HORROR #230 (May'69),
Gino Sansoni's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69),
Ibero Mundial's DOSSIER NEGRO #17 (Jul'70),
Populares' EL MONJE LOCO #143 (August 23, 1970),
Stowa Forlag's NOVA #2 (May'73),
Skywald's SCREAM #3 (Dec'73), and
Eerie's WEIRD Vol.8 #4 (Aug'74),
     ...the last one only 6 months earlier!

This was also the 1st of 5 POE stories that Warren had done in the late 60s that they wound up doing new versions of in the 70s.  (Which may explain why no one has EVER done a truly "complete" set of Warren POE stories in any one place... until this blog!)  Strangely enough, all 3 stories from EERIE were later redone (and they seem to be often ignored when it comes to reprint collections).

The artist this time around the artist is Santiago Martin Salvador.  I always felt his art was beautiful, but in a much more low-key fashion than most of his contemporaries.  Looking back, his work reminds me somewhat of Reed Crandall's, only carried to the next level.

This is the 11th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 69
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / February 1975)
"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"  /  Version 18
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by SANTIAGO MARTIN SALVADOR
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Beauitiful work... but I can't shake the feeling there should have been at least 1 more page (with that last page should have been split up into 2 for more visdual impact).  Ah well.

So far, this has only been reprinted slightly more than the Tom Sutton version.

VAMPUS  47
cover by KEN KELLY   (Garbo  /  Spain  /  July 1975)
CREEPY  25
cover by KEN KELLY   (Publicness  /  France  /  1975)
Here's a POE collection from Denmark that included 6 stories,
from CREEPY #62, 69 & 70.

GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by KEN KELLY   (Interpresse  /  Denmark  /  1976)
Here we have the 1st of 5 reprint collections using the same cover (more or less).  This book collects 15 various Warren POE stories by a variety of artists, from from 1965-1976.  Ironically, while the cover clearly illustrates "The Fall Of The House Of Usher", it was done for Richard Corben's version of the story, not Martin Salvador's-- which IS in the collection, while Corben's had not been published yet at the time this collection came out!

CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Toutain Editor  /  Spain  /  1980)
Semic Press was at one point the largest comics publisher in Sweden.  Their eidion has the same 15 Warren POE stories from 1965-1976.  Again, the cover by Richard Corben was later used by another publisher on an all-Corben collection!

EDGAR ALLAN POE  /  CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Semic Press  /  The Netherlands  /  1982)
CREEPY ARCHIVES  Volume Fifteen
cover by KEN KELLY   (Dark Horse Comics  /  February 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing.

Scan of CREEPY #69 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #69 interiors from the Archive.org site.
     Special thanks to Patrick Ford & David Lawrence
     for their help pointing me to that site
     and supplying me a direct link to download the scans from.
Scan of VAMPUS #47 from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY #25 (France) from eBay.
Scan of GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the ComicWiki_DK site.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the Whakoom site.
Scan of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume Fifteen from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

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

Read about Santiago Martin Salvador at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Santiago Martin Salvador at the Dan Dare site.
Read "The Iron Man" by Martin Salvador
     at the British Comic Art blog.

Read about THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Spark Notes.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the HOUSE OF USHER Gallery of Illustrations.

     Audio:
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the Gladys Thornton WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Paul Frees ESCAPE episode!
Hear the Kevin McCarthy CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

     Comics:
Read the Gus Schrotter HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harley M. Griffiths HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harry Harrison HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Steve Ditko HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the George Evans HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Osvaldo Talo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Tom Sutton HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Mini Terror HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Klaus Nordby HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Maro Navo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Cirilo Munoz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Martin Salvador HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Editorial Maisal HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!

Read the Nestor Redondo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Pablo Marcos HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Luis Romero B. HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Bert Dodson HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the E.C. Nickel HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Pedro Martinez HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the P.Craig Russell / Jay Geldof HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Giampiero Ubezio HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jorge Hardmeier HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Benjamin Campos Portada HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Gris Grimly HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Matt Howarth HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Shane Oakley HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jean-Louis Thouard HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Miguel Serratosa HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Benjamin Lacombe HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jim Jimenz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the 2nd Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Edu Molina HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Gustavo Del Valle HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Julia Gfrorer HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Agustin Comotto HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Pete Katz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Linus Liu HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Ahoy Comics HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 5)  

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