AVENTURAS MACABRAS 12
"MANUSCRITO ENCONTRADO NUMA GARRAFA"
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 3rd of 4 stories here is the somewhat-obscure...
"MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE".
This was the 7th version of this, following...
Youthful's CHILLING TALES #17 (Oct'53),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967),
Ibero Mundial's MAESTROS DEL TERROR #5 (1970),
Eerie's TALES OF VOODOO v5 #4 (Jun'72),
Skywald's SCREAM #6 (Jun'74), and
Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'75)
...the last some 4 years earlier.
At 12 pages, this is the longest version of this story so far,
beating out Warren's by 2 pages.
The artist on this is Jordi Martinez.
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)
(MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE") / Version 7
Adaptation & Art by JORDI MARTINEZ / Page 20
English Translation (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa
Scans of AVENTURAS MACABRAS #12 from the Minhateca.com site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Special thanks to Toni Rodrigues for identifying the artist!
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Bloch Editores at Wikipedia.
Read about Adolpho Bloch at Wikipedia.
Read about MS Found In A Bottle at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
Hear THE BLACK MASS radio episode!
Hear Meteo Van's musical MANUSCRIPT piece
at the Band Camp site.
Read the E. Allgor MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
Read the Ibero Mundial De Ediciones MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
Read the Ezra Jackson MANUSCRIPT illustrated story!
Read the Alfonso Font MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
Read the Leo Summers MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
Read the Jordi Martinez MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 7)