"A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM"
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!
Arriving now at the 5th and penultimate story in CREEPY #70...
"A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM".
This was the 4th comics version of this story, following...
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1968),
San Paulo's IL GIORNALINO #43 (Oct'71), and
Skywald's PSYCHO #18 (May'74)
...the latter a mere 11 months earlier.
By this point, it seems Warren was intent on re-doing all the stories Skywald had done, perhaps to erase their memory even as Marvel's criminal manilpuation of their distribution had erased them from the newsstands.
Art this time is by Adolpho Usero Abellan.
This would be his only POE adaptation.
And again, for those still counting... this is the 19th out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / April 1975)
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos / Art by ADOLPHO USERO ABELLAN
cover by KEN KELLY (Garbo / Spain / October 1975)
GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by KEN KELLY (Interpresse / Denmark / 1976)
cover by FRANK FRAZETTA (K.G. Murray / Australia / October 1978)
cover by KEN KELLY (Dark Horse Comics / February 2013)
Scan of CREEPY #70 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #70 interiors supplied by Jim Ludwig
with special thanks!
Scan of VAMPUS #50 from the GCD site.
Scan of VAMPUS #50 interior page from the Tebeosfera site.
Scan of GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
from the ComicWiki_DK site.
Scan of CREEPY #29 (K.G. Murray) from the AusReprints site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.
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 Adolpho Usero Abellan at Wikipedia.
Read about Dark Horse Comics at Wikipedia.
Read about A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the About.com Classic Literature site.
Read the Edegar & Ignacio Justo MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Franco Caprioli MAELSTROM adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Cesar Lopez Vera MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Adolpho Usero Abellan MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera MAELSTROM illustated story!
Read the Armando Sanchez MAELSTROM illustrated story!
Read the Novedades Editores MAELSTROM adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt.15)