Monday, March 28, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 1)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  6
"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!!

16th in line, the always-bizarre...

     "BERENICE"

This is consistently one of the most disturbing of Poe's stories, which all the same has proven popular enough to have been adapted in comics multiple times!

This was the 3rd comics version of this, following Editora Outubro's CLASSICOS OF TERROR #24 (1962), and Warren's EERIE #11 (Sep'67).

The artist here is was a bit of a mystery.  This and several other stories with similar art all had no credits.  My friend and fellow artist, down in Brazil, Toni Rodrigues, believed it was the work of Ignacio Justo, an artist mostly known for war comics-- OR, an uncredited assistant of his.

Months later, I ran across another story, reprinted in ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #8 (Nov'73), which was unquestionably by the same artist.  This one had credits-- "Edegar e Justo".   

Toni Rodrigues agreed with me:  "It is the same guy Henry. He did some work for Taika by the end of the 1960's and beggining of the 70's. I do not know his full name. He never did anything else."

Although this worked nicely in B&W, the lack of graytones inspired me to want to add COLOR.  I also felt some of it (including frames, word balloons, lettering) were sloppier than normal from this publisher.  I believe this was the first one where I began actually redrawing the panel frames, and doing other touch-ups to the art myself, where I felt it was necessary, to bring it up to a more "professional" level.

I initially set this up in July 2015, before I found out where it originally appeared... or, for that matter, WHO actually did it. 

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR 6
cover by ??   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
"BERENICE"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by "EDEGAR" & IGNACIO JUSTO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Here's where the story turned up in my search...

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  3
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  May 1973)
As a bonus, here's 2 photos of Ignacio Justo, from many years apart.
And here's a sample of his "war" comics art.
Copyright (C) Ignacio Justo  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1973)

     from the QuadriBrasil site.
Photos of Ignacio Justo from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
Scan of Ignacio Justo war art from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Ignacio Justo at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.

Read about Ignacio Justo at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
Read about Nico Rosso at Wikipedia.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!
Read about Nico Rossi in Toni Rodrigues' Memo Magazine #1 !
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 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 A. Carrasco BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!

Read the D. Cebello BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

      Misc.:
Read the Ignacio Justo HOP FROG adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo ANNEBEL LEE adaptation!


See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 3

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