Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Poe 1975, Pt.13

(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt.12)

CREEPY  70
"SHADOW"


2 months and 1 issue after Warren did an all-POE issue of CREEPY, they did another one, making for a total of 13 POE stories in only 5 months from them!  It blows my mind to think that in all the years I've been a fan of Warren's output, I was never aware of these issues-- and never had them in my collection.  Well, at least thanks to the internet, I have finally been able to read their contents-- and, share them with whoever is reading this blog!

The 4th in CREEPY #70 was one that had only been done in comics once before...  "SHADOW".

This had previously appeared in Editora Taika's A CRIPTA #1 (1968),
some 7 years earlier..

As it happens, this adaptation also includes elements from "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH", which had been done 10 times before.  It was previously adapted in...

Marvel's ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS #4 (Spring'52),  
Charlton's THE THING #2 (Apr'52),
Continental's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 (1960),  
Marvel's STRANGE TALES #83 (Apr'61),
Dell's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Movie Classic (Aug-Oct'64),
Warren's EERIE #12 (Nov'67),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967),  
Marvel's CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #2 (Dec'69),
Milano Libri's LINUS #91 (Oct'72),
and Skywald's PSYCHO #20 (Aug'74)

     ...the last, just 8 months earlier.

Returning for his 3rd of 3 POE adaptations for Warren was the unique stylist, Richard Corben.  Unlike his fellow Warren artists, this would prove to be, in the long run, FAR from his final stab at the author's work.

Once again, for those counting...  this is the 18th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

CREEPY 70
cover by KEN KELLY   (Warren Publishing  /  April 1975)
"SHADOW"  /  Version 2
     (including "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH"  /  Version 11)
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by RICHARD CORBEN  /  Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36

Unsurprisingly, given it's Corben, this one's been reprinted more times than most.

CREEPY  25
cover by KEN KELLY   (Publicness  /  France  /  1975)
A little more than 2 years after its debut, "Shadow" was reprinted in this ALL-Corben issue...

EERIE  86
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Warren  /  September 1977)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Toutain Editor  /  Spain  /  1980)
EDGAR POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Volksverlag  /  Germany  /  1981)
A sample page in German.
EDGAR ALLAN POE  /  CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Semic Press  /  The Netherlands  /  1982)
EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Catalan Communications  /  September 1985)
GESPENSTER-GESCHICHTEN Prasentiert:  #4  Edgar Allan Poe
cover by ERTUGRUL EDIRNE   (Bastei Verlag  /  Germany  /  1986)
CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN
cover by RICHARD CORBEN   (Dark Horse Comics  /  2012)
A sample page from the Dark Horse collection, IN COLOR!
CREEPY ARCHIVES  Volume Fifteen
cover by KEN KELLY   (Dark Horse Comics  /  February 2013)
Copyright (C) Richard Corben,
     Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scans of EERIE #86 from my collection.

Scan of CREEPY #70 cover from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of CREEPY #25 (France) from eBay.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
     from the Whakoom.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE from the Mexifast.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE interior page from the Monster Magazine World blog.
Scans of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of the Catalan EDGAR ALLAN POE from my collection.
Scan of GESPENSTER-GESCHICHTEN Prasentiert:  #4  Edgar Allan Poe
     from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN interior
     from the World Of The Nerd Online 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 Richard Corben at Wikipedia.
Read about Semic Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.

     "Shadow":
Read about The Shadow at the Stylusofiron site.
Read the short story at the Xroads.Virginia.Edu site.


Read the Nico Rosso SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben SHADOW adaptation!

     "The Masque Of The Red Death":
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.
 


Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Bill Everett RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Bob Forgione RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Manoel Ferreira RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Steve Ditko RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Frank Springer RED DEATH adaptation!
 

Read the Tom Sutton RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Don Heck RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia RED DEATH adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Ricardo Villamonte RED DEATH adaptation!
 

Read the Richard Corben RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Wayne Howard RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)
Read the Francisco Agras RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)
Read the Flavio Colin RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Auraleon RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)


     Misc:
Read the Richard Corben RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben OVAL PORTRAIT adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt.14)

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