Monday, March 28, 2016

Poe 1967, Pt. 10

(Continued from Poe 1967, Pt. 9)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5
"A QUEDA DA CASA DE USHER"

     (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!!

14th in line, another version of that popular favorite...

     "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

     This was the 6th comics adaptation of the story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #4 (Dec'44),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),  
EC's THE VAULT OF HORROR #13 [2] (Jun-Jul'50),
Prize's BLACK MAGIC #28 (Jan'Feb'54), and  
EC's TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 (Nov'Dec'55),
     ...the last one 12 years earlier!

I first ran across the cover of this at the Mercado Livre site, Brazil's "answer" to eBay.  The "product descriptions" listed 3 stories and 3 artists-- and what grabbed my attention was that the 3rd story listed was "USHER".  Some time later, this was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same!  Wow.

And what a beauty the cover is.  The covers on these books remind me of many of the covers that graced Gold Key's horror books in the 60s.  In this case, the subject matter was exactly the kind of thing that got EC Comics publisher William Gaines in trouble in the 1950s with the Senate investigative committee that was looking into "comic-books and juvenile delinquency".

Nico Rosso was one of the most high-profile artists in his time, working for many publishers and doing both cover paintings and interior stories. This is only one of his MANY painted covers.

As for the story, the artist this time is Osvaldo Talo.  He has a rather simple, "clean" style coupled with an excellent visual storytelling sense.  Also, it seems he did more POE adaptations than any other artist in Brazil!  His style really lends itself to COLOR.

This is his 4th of 5 POE adaptations.

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1967)
"A QUEDA DA CASA DE USHER"
     ("THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER")  /  Version 6
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis  /  Art by OSVALDO TALO  /  Page 57

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I have no idea if the artist used anyone as models for the characters, but in this particular version, Roderick Usher reminds me of Peter Cushing...
...while his old friend reminds me of Stewart Granger!
As a bonus, here's the cover of Toni Rodrigues' MEMO Magazine #1 
featuring an exhaustive look back at cover artist Nico Rosso's career!
Osvaldo Talo.
Osvaldo Talo 2015.
Copyright (C) Osvaldo Talo,  Editora Taika  &  the various artists.
English Translation Copyright
(C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa

Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 from Toni Rodrigues

     with special thanks!
Scan of MEMO Magazine #1 cover from the Resenhas De Marte 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 Nico Rosso at Wikipedia.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!   

Read about Nico Rossi in Toni Rodrigues' Memo Magazine #1 !
Read about Osvaldo Talo at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
Read about Osvaldo Talo at the Top-Comics blog.
Visit Osvaldo Talo on Facebook !
See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.


Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Gladys Thornton at the IMDB site.
Read about the ESCAPE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Paul Frees at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Kevin McCarthy at Wikipedia.
Read about Arnold Moss at Wikipedia.

Read about THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the Gladys Thornton WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Paul Frees ESCAPE episode!
Hear the Kevin McCarthy CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


Read the Gus Schrotter HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harley M. Griffiths HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Harry Harrison HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Steve Ditko HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the George Evans HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
 
Read the Osvaldo Talo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
R
ead the Tom Sutton HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Cirilo Munoz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Martin Salvador HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Nestor Redondo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Pablo Marcos HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Novelas Inmortales HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Arturo Arnau HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the E.C. Nickel HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
 
Read the Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the P.Craig Russell / Jay Geldof HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   
     (coming soon!)
 
     Misc:
Read the Osvaldo Talo MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo OVAL PORTRAIT adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1967, Pt. 11)
 
 

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