AVENTURAS MACABRAS 12
"O CASO DO VALDEMAR"
I've been finding more and more foreign POE comics adaptations, many of them that have NEVER been published in America-- or even in English! I've made it my goal to correct that situation.
Bloch Editores S.A. was a Brazillian publisher from 1952-2000, the creation of Ukrainian emigrant Adolpho Bloch. Among their magazines was AVENTURAS MACABRAS ("Macabre Adventures"), which started out reprinting Marvel's DRACULA LIVES! and MONSTERS UNLEASHED.
For the 12th issue, they switched content completely to NEW material by local Brazillian artists. This issue was in the tradition of Warren's CREEPY #69 and #70, in that it contained (mosty) adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe! When I ran across this book online, I was looking for something else entirely, and was both surprised and utterly delighted to find I'd gotten ahold of virtually an ENTIRE comic of POE material I had not before laid eyes on.
The 2nd of 4 stories here is the ever-popular...
"THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR".
This was the 8th version of this, following EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 (Jun-Jul'51), Dell's TALES OF TERROR Movie Classic (Feb'63), Editora Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 (1967), Revistas Populares' EL MONJE LOCO #141 (August 12, 1970), Doncel's TRINCA #8 (1971), Skywald's PSYCHO #21 (October 1974), and Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'79), the last one some 4 years earlier. (I guess we were due for a new one.)
The artist on this is Julio Shimamoto.
The coloring in this comic is quite BOLD and graphic, which is apparently quite popular in Brazil, though I suspect whoever processed these scans cranked the contrast up WAY too high. I've tried to "tone it down" a bit in my clean-ups, and I hope I haven't lost any of the original intention along the way.
AVENTURAS MACABRAS 12
cover by GJOIZ (Bloch Editores S.A. / Brazil / 1979)
("THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR") / Version 8
Adaptation by Jota Santana / Art by JULIO SHIMAMOTO / Page 13
English Translation (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa
Scans of AVENTURAS MACABRAS #12 from the Minhateca.com site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
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Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Basil Rathbone CASE OF M. VALDEMAR recording!
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(including THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR)
Read the Graham Ingels CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
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Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
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See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 6)