"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!!
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / February 1975)
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos / Art by ISIDRO MONES / Page 53
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)
cover by KEN KELLY (Publicness / France / 1975)
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (K.G. Murray / Australia / March 1976)
from CREEPY #62, 69 & 70.
GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by KEN KELLY (Interpresse / Denmark / 1976)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Toutain Editor / Spain / 1980)
and assembled those in a completely different order!
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Volksverlag / Germany / 1981)
EDGAR ALLAN POE / CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Semic Press / The Netherlands / 1982)
cover by KEN KELLY (Dark Horse Comics / February 2013)
TRADICIONES Y LEYENDAS DE LA COLONIA 942
cover by ?? (Ediciones LatinoAmericanas / Mexico / September 20, 1975)
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.
Scan of TRADICIONES Y LEYENDAS DE LA COLONIA #942
supplied by Cecilio A. Jacobo Glez with special thanks!
Identified as a tribute to Isidro Mones by Ed Holmes with special thanks!
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
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.
See the VALDEMAR Gallery of Illustrations.
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)
(thanks to "Quote Away")
Read the Graham Ingels VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the George Evans VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro VALDEMAR adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Carlos Gimenez VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Jose Cardona VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Julio Shimamoto VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Alberto Breccia VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Joan Boix VALDEMAR adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 8)