Thursday, July 9, 2015

Poe 1962, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1962, Pt. 2)

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  84  (UK)
"THE GOLD BUG"
 
     (Conclusion) 

Thorpe & Porter was an English publisher who licensed Gilberton's immensely-successful CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.  Aside from doing UK editions of the US stories, they also on occasion published issues that were NEW for their run of the series, which had never been published in America!  Which brings us to this rather obscure comic...

     "THE GOLD BUG"

     This was the 6th comics version of this story, following...
David C. Cook's SUNDAY PIX #1-14 (May 1-July 31, 1949),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51),  
Boy Scouts Of America's BOYS' LIFE (Jul'54), 
Empresa Nacional de Publicidade's CAVALEIRO ANDANTE #453 (Sep'60), 
     and 
Editorial Sea/Novaro's TESORO DE CUENTOS CLASICOS #51 (Nov'61), 
     ...the last one 8 months earlier.

The artist is Mick Anglo, who's most well-known as the creator of "Marvelman", the single most popular and successful superhero ever published in England.  His art is a bit "stiff", and reminds me of quite a few comics artists from, the 1980s, but he serves the story well enough.

A special thanks to fellow fan Don Bearden, without whom I might never have heard about this book.

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  84
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Thorpe & Porter  /  UK  /  July 1962)
"THE GOLD BUG"  /  Version 6
Adaptation by Alfred Sundel  /  Art by MICK ANGLO
Page 22  /  "And now... the EPIC conclusion!" 
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32  /  POE biography
And now, the reprints...

ILLUSTRIERTE KLASSIKER  123:  "DER GOLDENE KAFER"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (BSV-Williams  /  Germany  /  1962)
ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS  145:  "DE GOUDKEVER"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Classics / Williams  /  Netherlands  /  1962)
     (cover not available yet)

ILLUSTREREDE KLASSIKERE  150:  "GULDBILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Illustrerede Klassikere  /  Denmark  /  1962)
     (cover not available yet)

ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE  137:  "GULL BILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Illustrerte Klassikere  /  Norway  /  1962)
ILLUSTRERADE KLASSIKER  150:  "DEN GYLLENE SKALBAGGEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Illustrerade Klassiker  / Sweden  /  1962)
ILLUSTRIERTE KLASSIKER  11:  "DER GOLDENE KAFER"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (NHV  /  Germany  /  1991)
This book contains stories by Poe, Robert M. Ballantyne, Oscar Wilde and John Bakeless.

ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE  35:  "GULL BILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO   (Egmont Serieforlaget  /  Norway  /  March 2012)
Copyright (C) the various publishers.

Scans of Thorpe & Porter's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84

     supplied by Don Bearden, with special thanks!

All other scans from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
 

Read about Thorpe & Porter at the British Comics Wikia site.
Read some of Thorpe & Porter's comics at the Comic Book Plus site.
Read about Mick Anglo Wikipedia site.
Read about Mick Anglo at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Mick Anglo at the Forbidden Planet site.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about FAMILY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE GOLD BUG at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.

Hear the Vincent Price GOLD BUG recording!
Hear the FAMILY THEATER episode! 

Read the Joseph Wirt Tillotson GOLD BUG adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Alex A. Blum GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Henry Sharp GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Fernando Bento GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Editorial Sea/Novaro GOLD BUG adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Mick Anglo GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the G. Renna GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Dino Battaglia GOLD BUG adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Antonio Calmerio Tomas GOLD BUG adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the Ediciones Vilmar GOLD BUG adaptation!

Read the Alfonso Font GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Arturo Arnau GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Pablo Marcos GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Silvio Camboni GOLD BUG adaptation!

Read the Niesa Editores GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Miguel Serratosa GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the NBM / Papercutz GOLD BUG adaptation! 


See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED are currently being reprinted--
     go to the CLASSIC COMICS STORE to BUY your own copies!!!


(Continued in Poe 1962, Pt. 4)

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