Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Poe 1967, Pt. 6

(Continued from Poe 1967, Pt. 5)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  3
"MANUSCRITO ACHADO EM UMA GARRAFA"

     (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!!

10th in line...

     "MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE"

One of Poe's numerous "disaster at sea" stories, this was only the 2nd comics version of this, following Youthful's CHILLING TALES #17 (Oct'53), which was at least 14 years earlier.  There would be several more to come.

The artist here is Osvaldo Talo.  His style is a bit simpler than many of the Brazillian cartoonists whose work I've discovered of late, but he seems to have done more Poe adaptations than any of the others!  He's become a real favorite of mine.  His style really lends itself to COLOR.

This is his 1st of 5 POE adaptations.

I originally set this up in July 2015, but so many stories and so much information has turned up since, I've moved this page to help make the blog more organized.  Also, 4 months back, I found a MUCH sharper image of the 1st page, so when I set this new page up, I also redid Page 1 from scratch, so it looks much better.

As of June 2016, I finally discovered that ALBUM CLASSICS DE TERROR #3 had 4 POE stories--  "HOP FROG", "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH", "MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE", and "SILENCE".  So far, every issue of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR I've run across has had at least 1 POE story in it-- and only 2 more have not yet turned up in any form.

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  3
cover by JUAREZ ODILON (?)   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1967)
"MANUSCRITO ACHADO EM UMA GARRAFA"
     ("MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE")  /  Version 2
Adaptation & Art by OSVALDO TALO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Here's the reprint where I found it.  This contained 3 POE stories,
from various comics.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  5
cover by JOSE EVOLDO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  June 1973)
CLASSICOS DE TERROR  19
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1977 ?)
Sometimes doing an English translation is simple.  Other times, what kicks out of the translator seems to make no sense, or may even be completely at odds with what's actually going on in the panels.  In the case of page 6, the first 3 panels seemed so "wrong", I wound up quoting Poe's origina text verbatim.  I wound up doing the same thing in the FINAL panel on page 10.  I'm reminded that Jeremy Brett often found himself doing this while filming his SHERLOCK HOLMES episodes, in an attempt to bring things back to Arthur Conan Doyle.

Although this story was never (to my knowledge) adapted to film, it strikes me that Osvaldo Talo's depiction of the main character (and narrator) resembles actor Frank Maxwell, who played "Dr. Willett" in Roger Corman's "THE HAUNTED PALACE" (itself adapted-- rather loosely-- from H.P. Lovecraft's "The Strange Case Of Charles Dexter Ward").  As I worked on cleaning up and translating this comics version, it seemed to me Maxwell would have have been a perfect fit for this story.  I could easily hear HIS voice in my head as I read the text of this bizarre, nightmarish story.
Here's a portrait of artist Osvaldo Talo!
Osvaldo Talo  (2015)
Copyright (C) Osvaldo Talo  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (1973)

     from the QuadriBrasil site.

Scan of page 1 from the Mercado Livre site.
Scan of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #19 (1977) cover 
     from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Osvaldo Talo at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site..

Visit Osvaldo Talo's Facebook page!

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 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 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!

     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 Osvalso Talo WILLIAM WILSON adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1967, Pt. 7)

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