Thursday, July 28, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 15

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 14A)


     (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!!  (Well, with exceptions.)

Following the demise of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR came A CRIPTA. Friend & fellow artist Toni Rodrigues had this to say about the magazine:

"A Cripta was printed on a de luxe format, similar to Warren's Eerie and Creepy. The original run lasted five issues. It was a magazine a bit ahead of it's time, because the writer, R.F. Lucchetti, chose to aim his stories at a mature audience. The Nosferatu character for instance, is a vampire, but he falls in love with his victims and has a lot of conflicts. The logo on the cover was painted and integrated on the art by Nico Rosso, etc. It was a gorgeous magazine and had a higher price also. That may be the explanation for its short run."

23rd in line...


Recurring themes can be found in almost any author's work.  In this case, the story has certain elements that are similar to Poe's "The Masque Of The Red Death".  Both take place in the distant past, and involve countries over-run with pestilence.

The art this time is by Nico Rosso, one of the most prolific comics artists in Brazil, responsible for a multitude of interior stories, but perhaps best known as "the" DRACULA artist in the 1960s. He also did an enormous number of full-color painted covers.

This is his 3rd of 4 POE adaptations.

cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
     ("SHADOW")  /  Version 1
Adaptation by R.F. Lucchetti  /  Art by NICO ROSSO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
This reprint contained the first 3 issues of A CRIPTA in their entirety...

cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1970)
Here's the all-reprint collection of Nico Rosso's work where I found the story...

cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1973)
As a bonus, here's the cover of Toni Rodrigues' MEMO Magazine #1 
featuring an exhaustive look back at cover artist Nico Rosso's career!

Copyright (C) Nico Rosso  &  Editora Taika.
New Text Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa

Scan of A CRIPTA #1 cover from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

     from the Banca Dos Gibis Brazucas blog
     Special thanks to Mario Jorge Vargas at the Che Guavira blog!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe
at The Poe Museum site.

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.

Visit the Nico Rosso blog!

Read about The Shadow at the Hub Pages site.
Read the short story at the The Literature Network site.

Read the Nico Rosso SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben SHADOW adaptation!

Read the Nico Rosso RED DEATH adaptation!

Read the Nico Rosso TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso SHADOW adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RAVEN adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 16)

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