Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt. 6

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt. 5)

CREEPY  69
"MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE"

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.

5th in this issue is...

     "MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE".

     This was the 6th version of this, following...
Youthful's CHILLING TALES #17 (Oct'53),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967),
Ibero Mundial's MAESTROS DEL TERROR #5 (1970),
Eerie's TALES OF VOODOO v5 #4 (Jun'72), and  
Skywald's SCREAM #6 (Jun'74).

The artist this time is Leo Summers.  He apparently spent a lot of time painting pulp magazine covers!  This would be his only POE adaptation.

And that brings us up to 13th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 69
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / February 1975)
"MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE"  /  Version 6
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by LEO SUMMERS  /  Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
Page 49
Page 50
Page 51
Page 52
For whatever reason, this one hasn't been reprinted too often...

This issue of VAMPUS reprinted 5 POE stories-- 4 from Warren, and 1 from Skywald. "MS. Found In A Bottle" was the only one from CREEPY #69 instead of #70.

VAMPUS  50
cover by KEN KELLY   (Garbo  /  Spain  /  October 1975)
A sample page of the story in Spanish!
CREEPY  22
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA   (K.G. Murray  /  Australia  /  1977)
CREEPY ARCHIVES  VOLUME FIFTEEN
cover by KEN KELLY   (Dark Horse Comics  /  February 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of CREEPY #69 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #69 interiors from the Archive.org site.
Scan of VAMPUS #50 from the GCD site.
Scan of K.G. Murray CREEPY #22 from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Ken Kelly at Wikipedia.
See more Leo Summers art at the Pulp Covers site.
Read about Semic Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

Read about MS Found In A Bottle at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.

Read the E. Allgor MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Ibero Mundial De Ediciones MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Ezra Jackson MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE illustrated story!
Read the Alfonso Font MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Leo Summers MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Jordi Martinez MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 7)

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