Friday, January 1, 2016

Poe 1960, Pt. 6

(Continued from Poe 1960, Pt. 5)

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  9
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika were 3 names used by the same small publisher in Brazil.  The work of artists Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado, they produced some wonderful comics, many of them in the horror genre, each doing many gorgeous, stunning cover paintings!

I have discovered, between my own researches and the IMMENSE help of artist and fellow fan Toni Rodrigues, that Continental / Outubro / Taika during their run produced at least 25 POE adaptations-- MORE than Skywald or Warren !!  It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!

2nd in line, another version of that popular favorite...

     "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH".

This is the 3rd comics version of this story, following Marvel's ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS #4 (Spring'52), and Charlton's THE THING #2 (Apr'52), the latter some 8 years earlier.  There would be MANY more to come!

I ran across this during my search, listed on the cover of SPEKTRO #6 (Editora Vecchi / Jul'78). Many issues of that series have been posted online in their entirety, but not this one.  Via a blog (found during another online search),
I discovered the artist was Manoel Ferreira.  I don't know much about him, as he has proven strangely difficult to find any information on.  From the GDQ site,
I learned he was very active between 1950-1960, and was a "civil servant" who did comics on the side!  Anyway, as I suspected (following my investigations into Luiz Saidenberg's "O Gato Preto"), the SPEKTRO appearance was a reprint!  The story had actually debuted in the early 1960s, in an issue of CLASSICOS DE TERROR.

I didn't know which one until Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me HI-RES scans! I had already processed, translated & colored the 2 pages from SPEKTRO #6 I found on that blog, but now I have the whole thing.  I also discovered that SPEKTRO was apparently in the habit of re-formatting the panels to fit smaller pages, and ONE of the panels I colored was NOT actually from the original comic!  I'll be including those as a bonus.

The original POE story is a mere 3 pages, so most of the comics adaptations tend to be on the short side as well.  At 5 pages, this ties with at least 2 others (so far) among the shortest.

I really like Ferreira's style here.  It reminds me a lot of Tom Sutton's work... who also did this story, but around 6 YEARS later!  As it happens, the Sutton version was the 1st story in this project I was inspired to add COLOR to.
For this version, I decided to use the exact SAME color scheme!

This would be Ferreira's only POE adaptation.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  9
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA"
     ("THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH" /  Version 3

Adaptation & Art by MANOEL FERREIRA  /  Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Here's the reprints...

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  11
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  February 1974)

Now this is maddening.  Jayme Cortez' stunning cover is reprinted here with the colors totally distorted.  But that's not the worst of it.  Although this book contains 100 pages and 14 reprinted stories, NONE of them are by Poe, despite what it says right there on the cover.  This really shows how chaotic Taika had become by this point.

ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5-A
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1976)

SPEKTRO  6
cover by OFELIANO DE ALMEIDA   (Editora Vecchi  /  Brazil  /  July 1978)

Here's the reformatted pages I found...

Page 12  /  The level of visual detail lost in the reprint is almost shocking, though nothing I haven't seen before with this sort of thing.  In addition, oddly enough, the text has been altered extensively, and I see a figure has been added to the 1st panel, presumably by someone other than Ferreira.

Page 13   (Note the last figure on the right in panel 5-- and the entire panel 6-- were ADDED for the reprint!)
Back cover by ROBERTO SIMOES
As a bonus, here's another piece of Manoel Ferreira art I found online...
Manoel Ferreira self-portrait!
Copyright (C) Manoel Francisco Ferreira,  Editora Continental,
     &  the various artists and publishers.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 supplied by Toni Rodrigues

     with special thanks!
Scan of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #11 (1974) 

     from the Mania De Colecionar site.
Scan of ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR 5-A (1976)
     from the Mercado Livre site.
Scan of SPEKTRO #6 cover from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
Scans of SPEKTRO #6 interiors from the Enquantoisso-Patati blog.
Scan of SPEKTRO #6 back cover from the Canibuk site.
Scan of misc. Manoel Ferriera art from the Casa De Gravura site.

Scan of Manoel Ferreira self-portrait from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Wikipedia.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Bigorna.net.

Visit the Jayme Cortez blog!

Read about Ofeliano De Almeida at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Ofeliano De Almeida at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
See more Ofeliano De Almeida art at the MadTrash site.
See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Vecchi at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.


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!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1960, Pt. 7







BELOW IN PROGRESS




CLASSICOS DE TERROR  8
"LADY BERENICE"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika were 3 names used by the same small publisher in Brazil.  The work of artists Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado, they produced some wonderful comics, many of them in the horror genre, each doing many gorgeous, stunning cover paintings!

I have discovered, between my own researches and the IMMENSE help of artist and fellow fan Toni Rodrigues, that Continental / Outubro / Taika during their run produced at least 25 POE adaptations-- MORE than Skywald or Warren !!  It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!

Second up, a story that at the moment remains elusive...

     "BERENICE".

This was the 1st comics version of this story.  It wouldn't be the last!

I ran across this during my search, listed on the cover of SPEKTRO #3 (Editora Vecchi / Oct'77). While many issues of that series have been posted online in their entirety, this one... hasn't.  Via a blog (found during another online search), I discovered the artist was Flavio Barbosa Mavignier Colin, whose career spanned several decades and multiple art styles.  And, as I suspected (following my investigations into Luiz Saidenberg's "O Gato Preto"), the SPEKTRO appearance was a reprint!  The story had actually debuted in the early 1960s, in an issue of CLASSICOS DE TERROR.

But WHICH one?  I don't know for sure-- yet!  Through a process of elimination, it seems most likely it was CDT #8, as fellow fan Toni Rodrigues has told me he has every issue from #1-20, except #8.  Further, when I set this page up, I only had 2 pages (from a blog).  But I figured, what the heck.  I'll put 'em up ANYWAY.  A 3rd has since turned up (from a selling site).  It should go some ways to making this entire POE blog a bit more "organized", if I actually know how many versions of some stories there are, and which "Version" is which (numerically speaking).  I've even done the English translation already... despite it only being an excerpt!

I've really gotten to love Flavio Colin's simple, graphic, "cartoony" style.  Which makes his earlier, more "realistic" style here all the more of a surprise.  This would be his 1st of 4 POE adaptations.  (I'm still looking for scans of 2 of them.)

As usual, anyone who can help supply me with more info-- or more SCANS!!!-- it would be most appreciated.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  8
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
(actual cover not yet available)
I do have the cover of the comic where it was reprinted.  I can't help but note this 1977 cover painting, in part, pays tribute to the movie poster for the 1972 Amicus film, "TALES FROM THE CRYPT".

SPEKTRO  3
cover by CARLOS CLORGA   (Editora Vecchi  /  Brazil  /  October 1977)

"BERENICE"  /  Version 1
Adaptation & Art by FLAVIO BARBOSA MAVIGNIER COLIN   (excerpt)
Page 1

Page 56
Page 57
Back cover by RAFAEL LOPEZ ESPI
As a bonus, here's some examples of Flavio Colin's later work...
HOTEL DO TERROR
cover by FLAVIO COLIN   (OTA  /  1994)

Flavio Colin at work.
Flavio Colin at home.
Copyright (C) Flavio Colin,  Editora Continental  
     &  the various artists & publishers.
English Translation Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa


Scan of SPEKTRO #3 cover from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Scan of SPEKTRO #3 page 1 from the Mercado Livre site.
Scans of SPEKTRO #3 interiors from the Enquantoisso-Patati blog.
Scan of SPEKTRO #3 back cover from the Canibuk site.
Scan of "A Longa Noite Dos Gatos" from the Gibisaurus blog.
Scan of HOTEL DO TERROR from the Banca Dos Gibis Brazucas blog.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Wikipedia.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Bigorna.net.

Visit the Jayme Cortez blog!
 
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.
Visit the Flavio Colin Facebook page!


Read about Rafael Lopez Espi at Wikipedia.
Visit the Lopez Espi website!
Visit the Lopez Espi Facebook page!
See more Lopez Espi art at the Comic Art Fans site.

See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Vecchi at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about Berenice at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the The Literature Network site.

Hear the Vincent Price recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Edegar & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Agustin Carrasco BERENICE adaptation! (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Vicente Cebello Peinado BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!

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

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1960, Pt. 7)
 
 

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