Monday, June 22, 2015

Poe 1979, Pt. 7

(Continued from Poe 1979, Pt. 6)

AVENTURAS MACABRAS  12
"O ESTRANO WILLIAM WILSON"
     (English translation)

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 4th of 4 stories here is the somewhat-obscure...

     "WILLIAM WILSON".

This was the 5th version of this, following Editora Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #6 (1968),  Skywald's NIGHTMARE #19 (Jun'74), Editorial Maisal's LAYENDAS MAISAL #6 (Jun'77), and Ediciones De La Urraca's EL PENDULO #2 (Oct'79), the last a few months earlier.

At 7 pages, this ties with Osvaldo Talo's as the shortest version so far,
one page less than Skywald's.

The artist on this is Jose Menenzes.

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.

Incidentally, I haven't mentioned it before, but, after going through all 5 stories in this comic, I have NO IDEA what the idea of this cover was.  The barbarian-woman, the guy in the mask, and the giants bats do NOT appear anywhere in this issue!!

AVENTURAS MACABRAS  12
cover by GJOIZ   (Bloch Editores S.A.  /  Brazil  /  1979)
"O ESTRANO WILLIAM WILSON"   
     (WILLIAM WILSON")  /  Version 5
Adaptation & Art by JOSE MENEZES  /  Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
There was a 5th story in this comic, but it had nothing to do with Poe,
and will not be included in this project.

Copyright (C) Bloch Editores S.A.  &  Jose Menezes
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!

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Bloch Editores at Wikipedia.
Read about Adolpho Bloch at Wikipedia.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.

Read about WILLIAM WILSON at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story
     at the Edgar Allan Poe Society Of Baltimore site.

Hear THE WEIRD CIRCLE episode!

Read the Osvaldo Talo WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!
Read the Alfonso Font WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!
Read the Albert Breccia WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!
Read the Juan J. Aguilar WILLIAM WILSON illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jose Menezes WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!
Read the Jonas Schiaffino WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1980, Pt. 1)   (coming soon!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Poe 1979, Pt. 6

(Continued from Poe 1979, Pt. 5)

AVENTURAS MACABRAS  12
"MANUSCRITO ENCONTRADO NUMA GARRAFA"
     (English translation)

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), Editora Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967), Ibero Mundial De Ediciones' MAESTROS DEL TERROR #5 (1970), Eerie Publications' 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)
"MANUSCRITO ENCONTRADA NUMA GARRAFA"   
     (MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE")  /  Version 7
Adaptation & Art by JORDI MARTINEZ  /  Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
The story was interrupted in the magazine by 3 pages of a POE biography.

Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Copyright (C) Bloch Editores S.A.  &  Jordi Martinez
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!

For more:
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.

Read the E. Allgor MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Ibero Mundial De Ediciones MANUSCRIPT adaptation!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Ezra Jackson MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE illustrated story!
Read the Alfonso Font MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Leo Summers MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Jordi Martinez MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 7)  

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Poe 1979, Pt. 5

(Continued from Poe 1979, Pt. 4)

AVENTURAS MACABRAS  12
"O CASO DO VALDEMAR"
     (English translation)

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)
"O CASO DO VALDEMAR"   
     ("THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR")  /  Version 8
Adaptation by Jota Santana  /  Art by JULIO SHIMAMOTO  /  Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Copyright (C) Bloch Editores S.A.  &  Julio Shimamoto
English Translation (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa

Scans of AVENTURAS MACABRAS #12 from the Minhateca.com site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Bloch Editores at Wikipedia.
Read about Adolpho Bloch at Wikipedia.
Read about Julio Shimamoto at Wikipedia.
Visit the Julio Shimamoto Facebook page!

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!
Hear the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre PREMATURE BURIAL episode!
     (including THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR)

Read the Graham Ingels CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the George Evans CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Carlos Gimenez CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
 

Read the Jose Cardona CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Julio Shimamoto CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the Alberto Breccia VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Joan Boix CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 6

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poe 1979, Pt. 4

(Continued from Poe 1979, Pt. 3)

AVENTURAS MACABRAS  12
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA"
     (English translation)

And now for something comparitively normal...

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.  In the 1970s, they published Marvel superheroes in a "controversial" digest size.  Among their magazines was AVENTURAS MACABRAS ("Macabre Adventures"), which started out reprinting DRACULA LIVES! and MONSTERS UNLEASHED.

However, for the 12th issue, they switched content completely to NEW material by local Brazillian artists.  This issue in particular 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.  Of the 5 stories contained therein, 4 of them were POE adaptations.

The 1st of 4 stories here is the ever-popular...

     "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH".

     This was the 14th comics version of this story, following...
Marvel's ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS #4 (Spring'52),  
Charlton's THE THING #2 (Apr'52),  
Continental's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 (1960),  
Marvel's STRANGE TALES #83 (Apr'61),   
Dell's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Movie Classic (Aug-Oct'64),
Warren's EERIE #12 (Nov'67),  
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967),  
Marvel's CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #2 (Dec'69),  
Milano Libri's LINUS #91 (Oct'72),  
Skywald's PSYCHO #20 (Aug'74),  
Warren's CREEPY #70 (Apr'75),  
Charlton's HAUNTED #22 (Jun'75), and
Ursus' MACABRO #17 (1975)
     ...the last one some 4 years earlier.  (I guess we were due for a new one.)

The artist on this is Flavio Barbosa Mavignier Colin (or, "Flavio Colin"), one of the most popular cartoonists in Brazil, who in his decades in the business had worked in a variety of styles, ranging from realistic to very "cartoony".  By my count (so far), this would be his 3rd of 4 POE adaptations.  (I'm still looking for scans of 2 of the others.)

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   (MACABRE ADVENTURES  12)
cover by GJOIZ   (Bloch Editores S.A.  /  Brazil  /  1979)
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA"  
     ("THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH")  /  Version 14
Adaptation by Delmir E. Narutoxde  /  Art by FLAVIO COLIN
English Translation & New Lettering by Henry Kujawa  /  Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Copyright (C) Flavio Colin  &  Bloch Editores S.A.
English Translation (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa

Scans of AVENTURAS MACABRAS #12 from the Minhateca.com site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Bloch Editores at Wikipedia.
Read about Adolpho Bloch at Wikipedia.
Read about Flavio Colin at Wikipedia.
Read about Flavio Colin at the UniversoHQ site.
Read about Flavio Colin at the Bigorna.net site.
Read about Flavio Colin at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Flavio Colin at the Folha De S.Paulo site.
Visit the Flavio Colin Facebook page!

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Bill Everett RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Bob Forgione RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Manoel Ferreira RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Steve Ditko RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Frank Springer RED DEATH adaptation!
 

Read the Tom Sutton RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Don Heck RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia RED DEATH adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Ricardo Villamonte RED DEATH adaptation!
 

Read the Richard Corben RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Wayne Howard RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)
Read the Francisco Agras RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)
Read the Flavio Colin RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Auraleon RED DEATH adaptation!   (
coming soon!)


     Misc.:
Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin MORELLA adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 5