Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Poe 1976, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1976, Pt. 1)

VAMPIRELLA  49
"THE OBLONG BOX"


2 months after CREEPY #76, the next Warren POE adaptation appeared.
Apart from EERIE #11 (Sep'67), #12 (Nov'67) and #20 (Mar'69), and a number
of reprints, all the Warren adaptations had appeared in CREEPY.  Until now.

Inexplicably, the last 3 remaining POE stories appeared in other magazines.   
2 of them including the one I'm presenting here, turned up in VAMPIRELLA.  Which was very odd, considering most stories in that magazine tended to
involve sexy, beautiful women.  Why the two that appeared in the magazine
did so, is a mystery to me.

The story in question here was...

     "THE OBLONG BOX".

     This was the 3rd comics version of this story, following...
McComb's CROWN COMICS #1 (Spring'45), and  
Skywald's SCREAM #4 (Feb'74)
     ...the latter, 25 months earlier.

Art this time is by Isidro Mones.  I feel, by a wide margin, that this is the most stunning version of this story to date.  This was his 3rd of 3 POE adaptations.

The cover is by one of my favorites, Enrich.  Along with Frank Frazetta and Sanjulian, I consider him one of the top 3 Warren horror comics cover artists.

As we enter the home stretch...
this is the 22nd out of 25 Warren POE adaptations!!

VAMPIRELLA  49
cover by ENRICH   (Warren Publishing  /  March 1976)
"THE OBLONG BOX"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos  /  Art by ISIDRO MONES  /  Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
Page 64
And now, the reprints...

VAMPIRELLA  10
cover by ENRICH TORRES   (Portugal Press  /  Portugal  /  April 15, 1977)
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES  VOLUME SEVEN
cover by ENRICH   (Dynamite Entertainment  /  May 2013)
Copyright (C) Warren Publishing  and  the various publishers.

Scan of VAMPIRELLA #49 from my collection.
Scan of VAMPIRELLA #10 (Portugal Press) from the GCD site.
Scan of VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOLUME SEVEN
     from the Dynamite Comics 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 Enrich at Wikipedia.
Read about Enrich Torres at AskArt.com.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Comic Art Fans site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the ArtNet site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Illustrated Gallery site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the Vampilore site.
See more Enrich Torres art at the 1st Dibs site.
Read about Isidro Mones at Wikipedia.
Read about Dynamite Entertainment at Wikipedia.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSYERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE OBLONG BOX at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode! 

Read the Alex Blum OBLONG BOX adaptation!
Read the Jerry Grandenetti OBLONG BOX adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones OBLONG BOX adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1976, Pt. 3)

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