Saturday, August 13, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 17

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 16)

LINUS 39
"IL DUPLICE DELITTO DELLA VIA MORGUE"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Milano Libri Edizione was a publisher in Italy active in the 1960s & 70sLINUS was possibly the 1st all-comics magazine published in Italy, and contained, among its features, PEANUTS, BARNEY GOOGLE, LI'L ABNER, POGO, B.C., THE WIZARD OF ID, POPEYE, as well as numerous features original to Italy.

Among them were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.

First up, one of my recent acquisitions...

     "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

This was the 3rd version of the story, following Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #21 (Jul'44), and Marvel's LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE #10 (Oct'49), the latter some 19 years earlier!

The art this time was by Guido Crepax.  No doubt his most famous creation is VALENTINA, a sexy female character whose look was based on silent film actress Louise Brooks.  I first ran across Crepax' work in HEAVY METAL magazine.

This was his 1st of 3 Poe adaptations.

All 3 have been reprinted multiple times, but never translated into English until 2016, as part of a brand-new collection series from Fantagraphics Books.  I heard about this before-the-fact, and considered waiting until it came out to save myself some trouble.  However, the cost of the books was so high, there was no way I could afford it.  Ironically, I found I WAS able to afford to buy a copy of the original 1968 magazine!!!  I'm really glad I did.  It's a large-format, and quite thick-- like TIME magazine-- except, printed entirely on high-quality newsprint, which is still bright white after all these decades.  Although I can't read Italian, I'm still thrilled to have gotten an example of the actual magazine.  And, of course, with Google Translate, I can create MY OWN English version myself.

In the long run, the Fantagraphics edition has been delayed so many months, that I finished MY translation before they published theirs.

Yep-- I BEAT them to it!!!  Plus, mine's in COLOREnjoy.

LINUS  39
cover by CHARLES SCHULZ   (Milano Libri Edizione  /  Italy  /  June 1968)
"IL DUPLICE DELITTO DELLA VIA MORGUE"
     ("THE DOUBLE CRIME OF MORGUE STREET")
     ("THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE")  /  Version 3
Adaptation & Art by GUIDO CREPAX  /  Page 78

Page 79
Page 80
Page 81
Page 82
Page 83
Page 84 
back cover by CHARLES SCHULZ   ("They were all for me!")
It turns out, this was not Crepax' 1st Poe-related project.  
Here's a trio of stand-alone illustrations he did way back in 1951!!!

"LADY LIGEIA"
 

"IL CUORE RIVELATORE"
"GLI ASSASSINII DI VIA MORGUE"
This story has been reprinted multiple times...

TOTEM BIBLIOTECA  3:
VALENTINA PRESENTA:  POE - H - ANITA
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Nueva Frontera, S.A.  /  Spain  /  1979)

3 GIALLI EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Editori Del Grifo  /  Italy  /  1994)

GUIDO CREPAX DISEGNA RACCONTI EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Edito Da Excalibur  /  Italy  /  May 1999)
(Limited edition  /  333 numbered copies)

VALENTINA  7:  ASSASSINI E ALTRA STORIE
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Courriere Della Sera  /  Italy  /  March 2007)

JEKYLL E ALTRI CLASSICI DELLA LETTERATURA
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Black Velvet  /  Italy  /  January 2011)

GUIDO CREPAX EROTICA
Vol.17:  VALENTINA NOIR:  STORIE NERE A LUCI ROSS
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Mondadori Comics  /  Italy  /  April 2015)

THE COMPLETE CREPAX Vol.3:  MALEFICI
cover by GUIDO CREPAX   (Fantagraphics  /  2016?)
(Cover not available yet)


Guido Crepax.

Copyright (C) Guido Crepax, Charles Schulz.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of LINUS #39 from my collection.

     Scans of...
"Lady Ligeia" (1951) from the Comic Art Fans site, 
     special thanks to "Mister Fantastic".
"Il Cuore Rivelatore" (1951) from the Live Auctioneers site.
"Gli Assassinii Di Via Morgue" (1951) from the Anobii.com site.

BIBLIOTECA 3:  POE-H-ANITA from the Todo Collecion site.
EDGAR ALLAN POE:  3 GALLI from the Raimondi Campbell site.
GUIDO CREPAX DISEGNA RACCONTI EDGAR ALLAN POE 
     from the Anobii.,com site.
VALENTINA 7:  ASSASSINI ALTRA STORIE from the Slumberland site.
JEKYLL E ALTRI CLASSICI DELLA LETTERATURA 
     from the Comics Babylonia site.
GUIDO CREPAX EROTICA 17:  VALENTINA NOIR:  
     STORIE NERE A LUCI ROSSE from the "MC" site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.


Read about Milano Libri Edizione at Wikipedia.
Read about LINUS magazine at Wikipedia.
Read about Guido Crepax at Wikipedia.
Read about Valentina at Wikipedia.
Read about the Jardin des Plantes at Wikipedia.

Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Paul Hecht at Wikipedia.

Read about THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Museum site.

Hear the WEIRD CIRCLE radio episode!
Hear the Paul Hecht CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


Read the Arnold L. Hicks RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Sam Gross RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Guido Crepax RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Cezar Lopez Vera RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the Illustrated Classics RUE MORGUE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jose Ortiz RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the E.R. Cruz RUE MORGUE adaptation!
Read the 
Moises Cespedes RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ediciones Maisal RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Howard Priestley RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
     Read the Mark A. Nelson RUE MORGUE sequel!   (coming soon!)
Read the Silvio Camboni RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Matt Brooker RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Reno Maniquis RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)


Read the Emerson Dimaya RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Ola Skogang RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Richard Corben RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Leandro Fernandez RUE MORGUE adaptation!   (coming soon!)


     Misc.:
Read the Guido Crepax RUE MORGUE adaptation! 
Read the Guido Crepax MARIE ROGET adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Guido Crepax PURLOINED LETTER adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Visit The FANTAGRAPHICS website to BUY
     THE COMPLETE CREPAX volumes as they are released!!
 
(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 18) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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