Friday, July 1, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 9

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 8)

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
"DESCIDA NO MAELSTROM!"

     (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, 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!

Third up, and 19th in line from the publisher, that horrific ordeal...

     "A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM"

This was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same!  It was a total surprise when I saw it.  Between it being, admittedly, one of my LEAST-favorite POE stories, and it being yet another collaboration of artists "Edegar" and Ignacio Justo, I haven't exactly been looking forward to tackling it.  Still, I was determined to give it my best effort, as always.

This was Edegar & Justo's 4th of 5 POE adaptations!  ENJOY!

ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR  7
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
Page 53  /  "And now... the EPIC conclusion!"
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
The story was reprinted here...

ZARAPELHO  3
cover by ??   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1976)
I'm including a bonus gallery of illustrations by various artists over the centuries.

"CARTA MARINA MAELSTROM" by Olaus Magnus   (1539)
"MAELSTROM" by Frederic Lix  or  Yan' Dargent   (1862)
"MAELSTROM" by Alberto Martini   (1905)
"MAELSTROM" by Harry Clarke   (1919)
"MAELSTROM" by Arthur Rackham   (1935)
Corryvreckan Whirlpool  /  photograph by Walter-Baxter
From The Poe Museum site:
A Descent into the Maelstrom” is the story of a sailor whose ship is trapped in a giant whirlpool. The story was first printed in the May 1841 issue of Grahams Magazine, the same publication that had published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” a month earlier. At the time of its publication, a reviewer for the Aristidean wrote the story was “noted for the boldness of its subject–a subject never dreamed of before…” Poe’s story was so realistic that some readers thought it was a true story, and a passage from the story was reprinted as fact in the ninth edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. The story was reprinted in Poe’s 1845 collection Tales of Edgar A. Poe. By the next year it had been translated into French and German. It remains one of Poe’s most popular tales and has been compared with both his detective stories and his science fiction. In 1869, Jules Verne, a devotee of Poe’s works, included the Maelstrom in his novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by having Captain Nemo attempt suicide by sending his submarine into the whirlpool."

Copyright (C) Edegar,  Ignacio Justo  &  Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues
     with special thanks!
Scan of ZARAPELHO #3 cover from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site

     with special thanks to Marcelo Ferrelra Antunes.
Scans of 1539 Olaus Magnus Maelstrom from the Todo E Readers
     and The Norther Lights Route sites.
Scan of 1862 Frederic Lix illo from Wikipedia.
Scan of 1905 Alberto Martini illo from the Monster Brains blog.
Scan of 1919 Harry Clarke illo from Wikipedia.
Scan of 1935 Arthur Rackham illo from Flickr
     with special thanks to Leo Boudreau.
Photo of Corryvrecken Whirlpool from Wikipedia
     with special thanks to Walter Baxter.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.


For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.


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.

 
Read about A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the Poe Stories.com site.


Read about Whirlpools at Wikipedia.

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Cesar Lopez Vera MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Adolpho Usero Abellan MAELSTROM adaptation!
      (Coming soon:)

Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera MAELSTROM illustrated story!
Read the Novedades Editores MAELSTROM adaptation!

     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. 10)

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