Saturday, May 16, 2015

Poe 1977, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1977, Pt. 2)

MARVEL CLASSIC COMICS  28
"THE TELL-TALE HEART"


More 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.

The 2nd story in MCC #28 had, oddly enough, been done TWICE before by Marvel!  Once, with a number of changes to the characters involved, and the second time, as an off-the-wall "MAD"-style parody.  Thanks to the diligence of Don McGregor, this time it was finally being done "straight".

The story in question, of course, is "THE TELL-TALE HEART".

     This was the 15th comics version of this story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 (Dec'45),
EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15 [1] (May-Jun'50), 
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51),  
EC's SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #8 (Apr-May'53),  
EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #20 (Jul-Aug'53),
Charlton's WIN A PRIZE #1 (Feb'55),
Warren's CREEPY #3 (Jun'65),  
Editora Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1968),
Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69),
Marvel's CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #3 (Feb'70),
Skywald's SCREAM #8 (Aug'74),
Marvel's CRAZY #7 (Oct'74),
Milano Libre Edizioni's ALTER LINUS #9 (Sep'75), and
Novaro's CUENTOS DE EDGAR ALLAN POE (1975)
     ...the last one some 2 years earlier.  Clearly, this is one popular story!

This time the art is by Yong Montano & Rod Santiago, 2 guys from the Phillipines.  Which is odd, as just looking at it, I'd almost swear it was done by Jim Mooney.  (It's probably never a good idea to mix 3 artists in a single art job, if you include the layouts being done by Don McGregor.)

MARVEL CLASSICS COMICS  28
cover by Gene Colan & Tom Palmer   (Marvel  /  [May] 1977)
"THE TELL-TALE HEART"  /  Version 15
Adaptation & Layouts by Don McGregor  /
     Art by Yong Montano & Rod Santiago  /  Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
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 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 Yong Montano at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Gene Colan at Wikipedia.
Read about Tom Palmer at Wikipedia.

Read about INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY at Wikipedia.
Read about Boris Karloff at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE at Wikipedia.
Read about James Mason at Wikipedia.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Fred Gwynne at Wikipedia.

Read about THE TELL TALE HEART at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the Xroad.Virginia.Edu site.

Hear the Boris Karloff INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY episode!
Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
See the James Mason cartoon short!
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Fred Gwynne CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


Read the Rudy Palais TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Johnny Craig TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Jim Lavery TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the George Evans TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Graham Ingels TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

Read the Jack Kirby / Jerry Robinson TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Reed Crandall TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Tom Palmer TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

Read the Ricardo Villamonte TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Mike Ploog TELL-TALE HEART parody!
Read the Alberto Breccia TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!
     (coming soon)

Read the Don McGregor / Yong Montano TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
 
Read the Vilmar Rodrigues TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!
Read the Pablo Marcos TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jesus Blasco TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1977, Pt. 4)  
 

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