KNIGHT ERRANT 453
"THE GOLD BUG"
(IN FULL COLOR w/ English Translation)
You never know what you're gonna find in a online search! I went looking for a comic from Portugal in the early 80s, and ran across this instead.
CAVALEIRO ANDANTE ("Knight Errant"), the work of Adolfo Simões Muller, was a weekly comics magazine from Portugal. It ran 556 issues from January 5, 1952 to August 25, 1962. While the concurrent ADVENTURE WORLD focused mostly on American reprints, CA was mostly of European origin.
There were several Portuguese authors who have published their work in this magazine, especially Fernando Bento , Ruy Jose , Eduardo Teixeira Coelho , José Garcês and José Manuel Soares . Among its contents were many adaptations of "classic" stories, in the tradition of Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.
Which brings us to...
"O ESCARAVELHO DE OURO". Or... "THE GOLD BUG".
While most POE stories tend to fit into the "horror" genre, this was one that fit far more easily into "children's" adventure stories.
This was the 4th comics adaptation of this story (that I know of), following...
David C. Cook's SUNDAY PIX #1-14 (May 1-July 31, 1949),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), and
Boy Scouts Of America's BOYS' LIFE (Jul'54).
As far as I know, this has never been translated into English. UNTIL NOW!
Oh yeah, and while I was at it, I also COLORED the B&W pages.
KNIGHT ERRANT 453
(National Advertising Company (ENP) / Portugal / September 3, 1960)
"THE GOLD BUG" / Version 4
Adaptation & Art by FERNANDO BENTO / Page 6
Copyright (C) Fernando Bento
& Empresa Nacional de Publicidade (ENP)
English Translation & new color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa
Scan of Cavaleiro Andante #453 cover from the GCD site.
Scans of Cavaleiro Andante #453 interiors
from the O Gato Alfarrabista site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Empresa Nacional de Publicidade (ENP) at the GCD site.
Read about Cavaleiro Andante at Wikipedia.
See Cavaleio Andante covers at the GCD site.
Read about Fernando Bento at Wikipedia.
Read about FAMILY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE GOLD BUG at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.
Hear the FAMILY THEATER episode!
Hear the Vincent Price GOLD BUG recording!
Read the Joseph Wirt Tillotson GOLD BUG adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Alex A. Blum GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Henry Sharp GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Fernando Bento GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Editorial Sea/Novaro GOLD BUG adaptation! (coming soon!)
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See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1960, Pt. 5)