Friday, March 20, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt. 8

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt. 7)

CREEPY  69  /   FAMOSOS "MONSTERS" DEL CINE  2
"EL CASO DE M. VALDEMAR"   (Color version!)

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...

     "THE 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.  His version of "Valedmar" is probably the most STUNNING yet!

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

This version of the story has proven so popular,
it has been reprinted several times.

Editorial Garbo was a Spanish publisher who did various reprints of American comics among their output.  One of their magazines was a Spanish version of Forry Ackerman's FAMOUS MONSTER OF FILMLAND.  The 2nd issue featured a reprint of "Valdemar"-- with COLOR added!

FAMOSOS "MONSTERS" DEL CINE  2
cover by BASIL GOGOS   (Editorial Garbo, SA  /  Spain  /  1975)
"EL CASO DE M. VALDEMAR"  /  Version 7
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ISIDRO MONES  /    
     COLOR version!  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
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.
Scans of FAMOSOS "MONSTERS" DEL CINE #2 interriors
     from the Tebeos de Factura Hispana 2 blog.
     Special thanks to Jose Ruiz DelAmor.

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. 9)

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