ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR 7
(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!!
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 21st 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 3rd comics version of the story, following...
Reilly & Britton's THE RAVEN, ANNABEL LEE & THE BELLS (1910), and
Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #17 (Jan'44)
...the latter, some 24 years earlier!
The previous one is currently the EARLIEST Poe adaptation in this entire blog project that came from a "comic-book", instead of an "illustrated book"!
Once again, the art is by Ignacio Justo & his assistant "Edegar". There was no mistaking it, as the way the girl was drawn was identical to their version of "BERENICE".
This was their 5th of 6 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 worked on.
When I processed this one (7-27-2016), it was the "FINAL" Poe adaptation I'd tackled from Editora Taika. I knew for a fact there were a few more that had not surfaced yet, but until they did, this was it. (The next 2 coming up were done a few months earlier.) What a haul this has been! (Intro text updated 12-18-2019)
ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR 7
cover by NICO ROSSO (Editora Taika / Brazil / 1968)
"ANNABEL LEE" / Version 3
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis / Art by IGNACIO JUSTO & "EDEGAR" / Page 89
ALMANAQUE CLASSICOS DE TERROR 4-A
cover by JAYME CORTEZ (Editora Taika / Brazil / 1974)
cover by NICO ROSSO (Editora Taika / Brazil / 1976)
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.
Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues
with special thanks!
Scans of ALMANAQUE CLASSICS DE TERROR #4-A and 8-A
from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at The Poe Museum site.
Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!
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 ANNABEL LEE at Awesome Stories.
Read the poem at the Poe Stories site.
See the ANNABEL LEE Gallery of Illustrations.
Hear the James Mason ANNABEL LEE recording!
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!
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 & "Edegar" HOP FROG adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" IMP adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 13)