Thursday, May 14, 2015

Poe 1977, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1977, Pt. 1)

MARVEL CLASSIC COMICS  28
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"

     (Conclusion)

We continue with the first all-POE comic since CREEPY #70.

Marvel Comics (at times in its early history sometimes referred to as Timely or Atlas) was always a 2nd-level publisher-- somewhere in the middle as far as quality was concerned-- whose specialty was flooding the market with imitations of whatever was then currently popular.

Before MCC #28, the company had done the occasional story "loosely" inspired by POE, such as "The Killer Who Walked Like A Man", inspired by "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" in LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE #10 (Oct'49), "The Face Of Death", inspired by "The Masque of The Red Death" in ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS #4 (Spring'52), "The End", inspired by "The Pit And The Pendulum" in SPELLBOUND #2 (Apr'52), or "Masquerade Party", inspired by "The Masque Of The Red Death" in STRANGE TALES #83 (Apr'61).  When they got back into horror in the late 60s, they began doing adaptations that made notable changes to the stories (as Hollywood was often known for), like "The Day of The Red Death" in CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #2 (Dec'69) and "The Tell-Tale Heart" in CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #3 (Feb'70).

Thanks to the diligence of Don McGregor, their 2nd stab at...

     "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"

...and the 2 other stories in the same comic, may be their only really "authentic" adaptations of POE.

And now... the EPIC conclusion!

MARVEL CLASSICS COMICS  28
cover by Gene Colan & Tom Palmer   (Marvel  /  [May] 1977)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 13
Adaptation & Layouts by Don McGregor  /  Art by RUDY MESINA  /  Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
These stories, as far as I know, have never been reprinted in America.  But they have been at least twice, overseas...

CLASSICOS DE PAVOR  6   (DREAD CLASSICS)
cover by ??   (Editora Bloch  /  Brazil  /  1977)
HISTORIAS FANTASTICAS  8   (FANTASTIC STORIES)
cover by ??   (Editora Bloch  /  Brazil  /  1978)
Copyright (C) Marvel Comics.

Scans of MARVEL CLASSICS COMICS #28
     from my collection!
Scans of CLASSICOS DE PAVOR #6 and HISTORIAS FANTASTICAS #8
     from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about The Spanish Inquisition at Wikipedia.

Read about Marvel Comics at Wikipedia.
Read about Marvel Classics Comics at Wikipedia.
Read about Don McGregor at Wikipedia.
Visit the Don McGregor website!
Visit the Don McGregor Facebook page!
Read about Rudy Mesina at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Rudy Mesina at the Komixpage site.
See more of Rudy Mesina's work at the Comic Art Fans site.
Read about Gene Colan at Wikipedia.
Read about Tom Palmer at Wikipedia.

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about the SUSPENSE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Henry Hull at Wikipedia.
Read about Jose Ferrer at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about Raymond Burr at Wikipedia.
Read about the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Tony Roberts at Wikipedia.

Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Doug Wildey PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Everett Raymond Kinstler PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the Gedeone Malagola PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!   (coming soon!)
     See the Pablo Marcos PENDULUM tribute!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Ortiz PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Felipe Jimenez De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Juan Sarompas PENDULUM illstrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1977, Pt. 3

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