Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 5

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 4)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
"O CASO DO SENHOR VALDEMAR"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation  /  Conclusion)

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!!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 was an ALL-POE comic anthology.

First up, and 17th in line from the publisher, that perennial favorite...

     "THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR"

This was the 3rd comics adaptation of the story, following EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 (Jun-Jul'51), and Dell's Movie Classic, Poe's TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), the last one 4 years earlier!

This was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same!  I wasn't even aware of its existence until it arrived in the e-mail, along with the others.  Wow.

In translating this, I wound up using more of POE's original words in any other I've done.  It's also the one story in this entire massive POE project for which I have been compelled to do the MOST amount of fixes and changes to the art, to try to bring it up to an acceptable standard.  Despite this, I find the visual storytelling in this to be just about the most monotonous and boring I've seen!  Oh well.  It's no wonder this thing has taken me so long to do.  ENJOY! 

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
"O CASO DO SENHOR VALDEMAR"   
     ("THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR")  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis  /  Art by "EDEGAR" & IGNACIO JUSTO

Page 16  /  "And now... the EPIC conclusion!"
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
This was reprinted a few years later...

ALMANAQUE DE CONTOS DE TERROR  1
cover by ??   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1973)

Copyright (C) Ignacio Justo,  Editora Taika  &  the various artists. 
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2015 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues
     with special thanks!

Scan of MEMO Magazine #1 cover from the Resenhas De Marte site.

Scan of ALMANAQUE DE CONTOS DE TERROR #1 
     from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos 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 !
R
ead about Ignacio Justo at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Ignacio Justo at the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.

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 THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Basil Rathbone CASE OF M. VALDEMAR recording!
Hear the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre PREMATURE BURIAL episode!
     (including THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR)
 
Read the Graham Ingels CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the George Evans CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Carlos Gimenez CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
 

Read the Jose Cardona CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Julio Shimamoto CASE OF M. VALDEMAR adaptation!

Read the Alberto Breccia VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Joan Boix CASE OF M. VALDEMAR 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. 6)

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