Sunday, March 20, 2016

Poe 1967, Pt. 5

(Continued from Poe 1967, Pt. 4)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  3
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA!"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)
          REMASTERED

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!!

10th in line, another version of that popular favorite...
     "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH".

     This was the 8th 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), and
Warren's EERIE #12 (Nov'67), 
     ...the last one around the SAME time!

As of June 2016, I discovered that ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 had  
3 POE stories--  "HOP FROG", "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH", and "MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE", plus the poem, "SILENCE".

The art this time is by Nico Rosso, one of the most prolific comics artists in Brazil, responsible for a multitude of interior stories, but perhaps best known as "the" DRACULA artist in the 1960s. He also did an enormous number of fully-color painted covers.

This was his 1st of 4 POE stories.

The scans I initially found for this story were from the all-reprint ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR #15 (1973), which had been posted online at the Quadri Brasil blog.  However, on 12-23-2018, I acquired my own copy of the original comic!  I decided to re-process the entire story, since the new high-res scans were not only from a better source, but also more than twice the size of the earlier ones.  The remastering job was completed on 6-27-2019.

ENJOY!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  3
cover by JUAREZ ODILON (?)   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1967)
"A MASCARA DA MORTE RUBRA"
     ("THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH")  /  Version 8
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis  /  Art by NICO ROSSO w/ J.B. Rosa
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ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR  15
cover by ??  (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1974)

Copyright (C) Nico Rosso  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3
    
from MY collection.
     Special thanks to Vagner Ferreira Silva.


Scan of ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR #15 cover
     from the Quadri Brasil 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.
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 Nico Rosso at Wikipedia.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!   

Read about Nico Rosso in Toni Rodrigues' Memo Magazine #1 !


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 Nico Rosso RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RAVEN adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1967, Pt. 6)

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