Monday, March 28, 2016

Poe 1967, Pt. 9

(Continued from Poe 1967, Pt. 8)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  4
"O BARRIL DO
AMONTILLADO"
     (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!!

Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR was a series that picked up some  
6 years after Continental & Outubro's CLASSICOS DE TERROR ended.  Every issue I've found has had at least 1 or more POE story in it.  The 4th
issue contained 2-- as well as adaptations of the movie "The Fly", H.G. Wells' "The God Of Dynamos", and Ambrose Bierce's "The Damned Thing".

13th in line...

     "THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO"

This was the 7th comics version of this story, following EC's CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #3 (Feb-Mar'51), Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), Ziff-Davis' FANTASTIC Vol.1 #3 (Nov'Dec'52), Editora Continental's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #1 (1960), Dell's Movie Classic TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), and Warren's CREEPY #6 (Dec'65), the last one some 2 years earlier!

The version borrows heavily from the previous one by Archie Goodwin & Reed Crandall, in both the dining table scene, and the epilogue that does NOT allow the criminal to get away with murder!  As a result, I was inspired to use some of Goodwin's dialogue VERBATIM.

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 3rd of 5 POE adaptations.

I have no idea why Dracula is on the cover os this book...

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  4
cover by JUAREZ ODILON   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1967)
 
"O BARRIL DO AMONTILLADO"
     ("A CASK OF AMONTILLADO")  /  Version 7
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis / Art by OSVALDO TALO  /  Page 87
Page 88
Page 89
Page 90
Page 91
Page 92
Page 93
Page 94
Page 95
Page 96
Page 97
Page 98
Copyright (C) Osvaldo Talo  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #4

     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.
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 Osvaldo Talo at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site..
Visit Osvaldo Talo's Facebook page!


Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about the SUSPENSE tv series at Wikipedia.
Read about Bela Lugosi at Wikipedia.
Read about Romney Brent at Wikipedia.
Read about Ray Walston at Wikipedia.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Richard Kiley at Wikipedia.
Read about Frances Sternhagen at Wikipedia.

Read about THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Watch the SUSPENSE TV adaptation!
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Graham Ingels AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Rudy Palais AMONTILLADO adaptation!
See the Virgil Finlay AMONTILLADO illustrated story art!
      Read the Iger Shop AMONTILLADO sequel!
Read the Gedeone Malagola AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Fran Matera AMONTILLADO adaptation!

Read the Reed Crandall AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Osvaldo Talo AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Edmundo Rodrigues AMONTILLADO adaptation!   (coming soon!)
     Read the Frank Brunner AMONTILLADO sequel!
     Read the Cirilo Munoz AMONTILLADO sequel!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Martin Salvador AMONTILLADO adaptation!

Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera AMONTILLADO illustrated story!
Read the Don McGregor / Mike Golden AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Noly Zamora AMONTILLADO adaptation!
Read the Pablo Marcos AMONTILLADO illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Walter James Brogan AMONTILLADO 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. 10

1 comment:


  1. Dear friend Henry,
    Initially want to thank you for sending me "his" with the translation into English, these colorful Brazilian comics rarities with the great masters of ilustraçõs.
    His work is of great value, the dissemination of "Brazilian comics" from their translations to the universal language (English), and colirido which further enhances these works.
    I am an admirer of your work, and I'm very happy when you send me this precious material.
    I wonder if you know my other blog "Brazil Ghost" where divulge the great work of Lee Falk? (Www.fantasmabrasil.blogspot.com.br ".

    Big hug

    Sabino

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