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 16th comics version of this story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 (Dec'45),
EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15  (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),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1968),
Gino Sansoni's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69),
Marvel's CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #3 (Feb'70),
Mundial's MAESTROS DEL TERROR #5 (1970),
Skywald's SCREAM #8 (Aug'74),
Marvel's CRAZY #7 (Oct'74),
Milano Libre'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)
Adaptation & Layouts by Don McGregor /
Art by Yong Montano & Rod Santiago / Page 25
CLASSICOS DE PAVOR 6 (DREAD CLASSICS)
cover by ?? (Editora Bloch / Brazil / 1977)
cover by ?? (Editora Bloch / Brazil / 1978)
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
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum.
Visit the Don McGregor website!
Read about Yong Montano at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about THE TELL TALE HEART at Cliff Notes.
Read the complete short story at the Poe Stories site.
See the TELL-TALE HEART Gallery of Illustrations.
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!\
Read the Tom Palmer TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Francisco Blanes TELL-TALE HEART illustrated story!
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!
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 Steve Bissette / Rich Veich TELL-TALE HEART parody!
Read the Jesus Blasco TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1977, Pt. 4)