Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt. 7

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt. 6)

CREEPY  69
"FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR"

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.

6th in this issue is...

     "FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR".

     This was the 7th version of this, following...
EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 (Jun-Jul'51),
Dell's TALES OF TERROR Movie Classic (Feb'63),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1967),
Populares' EL MONJE LOCO #141 (August 12, 1970),
Doncel's TRINCA #8 (1971), and
Skywald's PSYCHO #21 (October 1974).

The artist this time is Isidro Mones.  This was his 3rd of 3 POE adaptations.  His version of "VALDEMAR" is probably the most STUNNING yet!

And that brings us up to 14th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 69
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / February 1975)
"FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR"  /  Version 7
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ISIDRO MONES  /  Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
And that brings to a close CREEPY #69!  But not this blog page just yet.

This version of the story, as with many others, proved popular enough
to be reprinted multiple times...  starting with this Spanish version of  
Forry Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND!

FAMOSOS "MONSTERS" DEL CINE  2
cover by BASIL GOGOS   (Editorial Garbo, SA  /  Spain  /  1975)
CREEPY  25
cover by KEN KELLY   (Publicness  /  France  /  1975)
CREEPY  11
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA   (K.G. Murray  /  Australia  /  March 1976)
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.

CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Toutain Editor  /  Spain  /  1980)
A year later, the German edition only included 10 of the 15 stories,
and assembled those in a completely different order!

EDGAR POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Volksverlag  /  Germany  /  1981)
A sample page of the story in German!
Semic Press was at one point the largest comics publisher in Sweden.  Here they did a "CREEPY SPECIAL" that reprinted 15 Warren POE stories from 1965-1976.

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  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 FAMOSOS "MONSTERS" DEL CINE #2 from the Tebeosfera site.
Scan of CREEPY #25 (France) from eBay.
Scan of CREEPY #11 (K.G. Murray) from the GCD site..
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 EDGAR POE from the Mexifast.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE interior page from the Monster Magazine World blog.
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 Wikipedia.

Read about James Warren at Wikipedia.
Read about Warren Publishing at Wikipedia.
Read about Ken Kelly at Wikipedia.
Read about Isidro Mones at Wikipedia.
Read about Semic Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Basil Rathbone CASE OF M. VALDEMAR recording!
Hear the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre PREMATURE BURIAL episode!
     (including THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR)

Read the Graham Ingels CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the George Evans CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!
Read the Carlos Gimenez CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
 

Read the Jose Cardona CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Julio Shimamoto CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the Alberto Breccia VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Joan Boix CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 8)

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