MARVEL CLASSIC COMICS 28
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
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)
Adaptation & Layouts by Don McGregor / Art by RUDY MESINA / Page 13
CLASSICOS DE PAVOR 6 (DREAD CLASSICS)
cover by ?? (Editora Bloch / Brazil / 1977)
cover by ?? (Editora Bloch / Brazil / 1978)
cover by Gene Colan & Tom Palmer
(Editora de Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L. / Mexico / 1981)
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.
Scan of CLASICOS ILUSTRADOS #M-3 from the Pinterest site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.
Visit the Don McGregor website!
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 THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Spark Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Cliff Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Shmoop site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the PENDULUM Gallery of Illustrations.
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 24 / 1-12-1943)
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 273 / 11-28-1947)
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode! (ep.724 / 11-10-1957)
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode! (ep.805 / 6-7-1959)
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode! (3-4-1975)
Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!
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!
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!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
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)