Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poe 1953, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1953, Pt. 2)

CHILLING TALES  16
"THE CURSE OF METZENGERSTEIN"

Youthful was a publisher that specialized in non-superhero titles (horror, westerns, humor, romance).  One of their notable titles was CAPTAIN SCIENCE, which became FANTASTIC, BEWARE, and finally, CHILLING TALES.  Many comics publishers discovered they could save a lot of money in 2nd-class mailing permits by simply changing the name of an existing series while maintaining the numbering.

This was the 4th issue under the name CHILLING TALES.  Note the cover, which reads, "Beware Tales Of Horror / CHILLING TALES", picking up where the earlier covers with "Chilling Tales Of Terror / BEWARE!" had left off.  The skull and crossbones remains (more or less) the same.   

12 months (and 6 issues) after their version of "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM", Youthful presented another Poe tale, the far-less-known...

     "METZENGERSTEIN".

Isn't it nice to have all these collected in ONE place on this blog?

CHILLING TALES  16
cover by MATT FOX   (Youthful  /  June 1953)
"THE CURSE OF METZENGERSTEIN"  /  Version 1
Adaptation & Art by VINCE NAPOLI  /  Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
In 1968, "Metzengerstein" was loosely adapted as the first story of a 3-part anthology film called "HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES" (released in the U.S. by American International as "SPIRITS OF THE DEAD").
Jane Fonda as "Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein"
As an aside, please note how this shot from THE RAVEN (1963)
resembles the one in Page 10, panel 4.
Copyright (C) the various publishers.

Scans of CHILLING TALES #16 from the Comic Book Plus site
     courtesy of "Yoc".  These are the SAME scans originally done
     by "Karswell" for his "The Horror Of It All" blog,
     and which also appeared at the "Quasar Dragon" blog,
     and at the Monster Fan Club.com site.
     I have done ADDITIONAL clean-up work on them to improve
     the overall look of the presentation.
Scan of Histoires Extraordinares poster from the Wikipedia site.
Scan of the Spirits of the Dead poster from the House of Discord site.
Scan of Spirits of the Dead photo from the Teleport City site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Youthful (publisher) at Wikipedia.
Read about Matt Fox at Wikipedia.
Read about Matt Fox at the Teller Of Weird Tales blog.
Read about Matt Fox at the Potrzebie blog.

Read about Vince Napoli at the Pulp Artists site.

Read about METZENGERSTEIN at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virgina.edu site.
Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at Wikipedia.

Read the Vince Napoli METZENGERTSEIN adaptation!
Read the Jon D'Agostino METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Luis Collado Coch METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Arturo Arnau METZENGERSTEIN illustrated story!
Read the Alarico Gattia METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!

Read the Roberto Barbosa METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1953, Pt. 4)

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