Thursday, November 5, 2015

Poe 1953, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1953, Pt. 1)

SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES  8
"SEEP NO MORE"

EC's 5th foray into Poe was a VERY loose "adaptation", more like a "variation on a theme" really, taking its inspiration from...

     "THE TELL-TALE HEART"

This was the 4th comics version of this story (more or less), following Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #6 (Dec'45), EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15 [1] (May-Jun'50), and Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), the latter about 2 years earlier.

The artist is one of the true GREATS in the business, George Evans.

This was his 1st of 3 POE adaptations.

When I originally set this up (11-5-2015), I only had part of the story (pages 30, 32 & 35), and that as scans of the original art!  More than a year later (12-7-2016), I got ahold of the 1994 reprint, and have added the previously-missing pages 29, 31, 33 & 34.  Since the scans of the original art were MUCH sharper than those of the reprint, the quality is uneven.  But I wasn't going to replace the "good" pages!  Pardon if the coloring is also inconsistent.  If I'd had all 7 pages in B&W, I would have COLORED the whole thing.

SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES  8
cover by AL FELDSTEIN   (EC  /  April-May 1953)
"SEEP NO MORE"
     (inspired by "THE TELL-TALE HEART")  /  Version 4
Story by Albert B. Feldstein  /  Art by GEORGE EVANS  /  Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Here's the reprints...

SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES  2
cover by AL FELDSTEIN   (Russ Cochran  /  1981)
ISKALDE GROSS  4
cover by AL FELDSTEIN   (Semic  /  Norway  /  1992)
SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES  8
cover by AL FELDSTEIN   (Russ Cochran  /  June 1994)
SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES ANNUAL 2
cover by WALLY WOOD   (Gemstone  /  1994)
THE FANTAGRAPHICS EC ARTISTS' LIBRARY 11:  ACES HIGH
cover by GEORGE EVANS   (Fantagraphics  /  December 2014)
Copyright (C) William M. Gaines, Agent Inc.,  Tiny Tot Comics, Inc.,
     & the various publishers.
New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #8 cover & pages 30, 32 & 35
     from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of ISKALDE GROSS #4 from the GCD site.
Scans of SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #8 (1994) cover & pages 29, 31, 33 & 34
     from MY collection!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about EC Comics at Wikipedia.
Read about Albert B. Feldstein at Wikipedia.
Read about George Evans at Wikipedia.

Read about INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY at Wikipedia.
Read about Boris Karloff at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE at Wikipedia.
Read about James Mason at Wikipedia.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Fred Gwynne at Wikipedia.

Read about THE TELL TALE HEART at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the Xroad.Virginia.Edu site.

Hear the Boris Karloff INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY episode!
Hear the Weird Circle TELL-TALE HEART radio episode!
See the James Mason TELL-TALE HEART cartoon short!
Hear the Basil Rathbone TELL-TALE HEART recording!
See the Vincent Price TELL-TALE HEART 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!   (coming soon!)
Read the Tom Palmer TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

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!
     (coming soon)

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 Jesus Blasco TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!

     Misc:
Read the George Evans SPACE CONQUERORS! run starting in 1953!
Read the George Evans USHER / PREMATURE BURIAL adaptation!
Read the George Evans MORELLA adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1953, Pt. 3

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