Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Poe 1977, Pt.11

(Continued from Poe 1977, Pt.10)

NOW AGE BOOKS  64-2693  /  THE BEST OF POE
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

     (Conclusion)

The 4th and final story in the Pendulum Press book was the classic mystery...

     "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

     This was the 10th version of the story, following...
Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #21 (Jul'44), 
Marvel's LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE #10 (Oct'49),
Milano Libri's LINUS #39 (Jun'68),
Gino Sansoni's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #7 (Jul-Sep'68),  
Ibero Mundial's DOSSIER NEGRO #41 (Oct'72),  
Skywald's SCREAM #10 (Oct'74),
ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS (Jan'75),
Warren's CREEPY #70 (Apr'75),
and Maisal's TERROR CLASICO MAISAL #? (1977)
     ...the last a few months earlier.

At 31 pages, this clocks in as the second-longest adaptation of this story yet.
(Yes-- it's taking 3 whole blog pages.)

The artist for this one is E.R. Cruz.  Though never a favorite of mine, he must be the most ubiquitous of the 4 Phillipine artists represented in this volume.  In the 1970s, it seemed you couldn't read comics without tripping over his work.  Apart from several issues of DC's THE SHADOW, he also did a TON of stories for Warren.

NOW AGE BOOKS  64-2693
cover by ??   (Pendulum Press  /  1977)
"THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"  /  Version 10
Adaptation by Naunerle Farr  /  Art by E.R. CRUZ
Page 53  /  "And now... the EPIC conclusion!"
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
One more time, the reprints...

THE BEST OF POE  PC33
cover by GERRY TALAOC   (Academic Industries, Inc.  /  1984)
THE BEST OF POE  SP-8840
cover by ??   (Saddleback Publishing, Inc.  /  2007)
Copyright (C) Pendulum Press  &  Saddleback Publishing.

Scan of 1977 THE BEST OF POE cover from the Open Library / Archive.org site.
Scan of 1984 THE BEST OF POE cover from the My Comics Shop site.
Scans of 2007 THE BEST OF POE covers from the Saddleback Publishing site.
Scans of the 2007 THE BEST OF POE interiors from the Slideshare site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Pendulum Press at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Fago at Wikipedia.
Read about E.R. Cruz at WikiPilipinas.
See more of E.R. Cruz's work at the Comic Art Fans site.
Visit the Saddleback Publishing website.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Paul Hecht at Wikipedia.

Read about THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Museum site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Hear the Paul Hecht CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Arnold L. Hicks RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Sam Gross RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Guido Crepax RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Cezar Lopez Vera RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Illustrated Classics RUE MORGUE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jose Ortiz RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Ediciones Maisal RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the E.R. Cruz RUE MORGUE adaptation!

Read the Moises Cespedes RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Howard Priestley RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
     Read the Mark A. Nelson RUE MORGUE sequel!   (coming soon!)
Read the Silvio Camboni RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Matt Brooker RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Reno Maniquis RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)


Read the Emerson Dimaya RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Ola Skogang RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Richard Corben RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Leandro Fernandez RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Saddleback Publishing's CLASSICS are currently in print--
     go to the SADDLBACK PUBLISHING site to BUY your own copies!!!

(Continued in Poe 1977, Pt.12

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