Saturday, July 23, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 12

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 11)


     (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 26 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, as it turns out, and not counting issue-long stories, was the 4th ALL-POE comic anthology, following Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), and Dell's Poe's TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), the last one 4 years earlier.  The next such book would be Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69), some 2 years later, followed by until Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'75), some 5-1/2 years after that!

Up last, and 20st in line from the publisher...


This was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same!  I'd seen a page of it in a reprint, so it was a pleasure to get such good scans of the whole thing.

One of the more popular poems by Poe, it's surprising this wasn't done more often by this point.

This is the 2nd comics version of the story, following Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #17 (Jan'44), some 24 years earlier!  The previous one is currently the EARLIEST Poe comics adaptation in this entire blog project!

This is the final Poe art from "Edegar" and Ignacio Justo.  There was no mistaking it, as the way the girl was drawn was identical to their version of "BERENICE".

This was their 5th of 5 POE adaptations.  I'll say this... apparently "Edegar" didn't stay doing comics long after this.  It's almost a shame, because looking at this one, it's clear he was improving.  "ANNABEL LEE" was by far the best-looking of the comics stories he illustrated.

As I head into this, it's also currently the FINAL Poe adaptation I'm tackling from Editora Taika.  I know for a fact there are a few more that have not surfaced yet, but until they do, for now, this is it.  (The 2 remaining ones coming up were done by me a few months ago.)  What a haul this has been!


cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
"ANNABEL LEE"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis  /  Art by "EDEGAR" & IGNACIO JUSTO  /  Page 89

Page 90
Page 91
Page 92
Page 93
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1976)
Copyright (C) Nico Rosso  &  the various artists.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa. 

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

     from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan 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 !
ee 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 ANNABEL LEE at Wikipedia.
Read the poem at the eBooks site.

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!

Read the John Rea Neill ANNABEL LEE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Rolland Livingstone ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo ANNABEL LEE adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the Jose Matucenio ANNABEL LEE adaptation!

Read the Rodolfo Zalla ANNABEL LEE adaptation!

Read the Gahan Wilson ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the P. Craig Russell ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the Bill D. Fountain ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the J.B. Bonivert ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the Julian Peters ANNABEL LEE adaptation!

Read the Nikos Malk ANNABEL LEE adaptation!

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. 13)

1 comment:

  1. Wow what gorgeous illustrations! I had no idea that there were graphic comics made of Poe's poetry .. how wonderful. Something good came out of the blogger glitch .. it was only because we both have the same problem with editing our posts (the stupid blank pages being created!) that I saw your blog link and got curious. Glad I did!