Monday, September 26, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 21

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 20)

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  7
"IL DELITTI DELLA VIA MORGUE"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation  /  Conclusion)

Gino Sansoni Editore was a publisher in Italy active in the 1960s & 70s.

Like Société Parisienne d'Édition's MONDIAL AVENTURES in France, Sansoni's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI was an attempt to emulate the success and subject matter of Gilberton's wildy-successful CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.  The series was done in a tiny digest format, in B&W, with 2-3 panels per page.  It appears to have run at least 28 issues from 1967-70, and included a number of adapations not done in Gilberton's entire run.  Many of the stories focused on beautiful, sexy women, something reflected in most of their covers.

Among them were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.

First up...

     "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE"

After the entire middle half consisted of nothing but Dupin and his friend talking out the mystery, we at last come to the climax and resolution, when the person who actually saw the murders arrives at their home.

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  7
cover by SERGIO ZANIBONI    
     (Gino Sansoni Editore  /  Italy  /  July-September 1968)
"IL DELITTI DELLA VIA MORGUE"
     ("THE CRIMES OF MORGUE STREET")
     ("THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE")  /  Version 4
Adaptation by Tito Monego  /  Art by GINO DAURO

Pages 60-61  /  "And now... the EPIC conclusion..." 

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So far this story has been the single most time-consuming to process and set up in this entire project!  I'm relieved to finally have it done.

This story was reprinted here:

HORROR POCKET  7:  DALL' INFERNO CON TERRORE
cover by GIORGIO MONTORIO   (Gino Sansoni Editore  /  Italy  /  1973)
As I was working on this story, I kept imagining how this comic-book could easily have been used as the shooting script and storyboards for a feature-film adaptation, if somebody like Roger Corman had done it.  I can even picture some of the cast...

C. Auguste Dupin  /  Vincent Price
The Narrator  /  David Frankham
The Policeman  /  Dick Miller
The Prefect  /  Albert Finney
Copyright (C) Tito MonegroGino Dauro,  
     Sergio Zaniboni,  Giorgio Montorio  &  Gino Sansoni Editore.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #7

     and HORROR POCKET #7:  DALL' INFERNO CON TERRORE
          from Silvano Calligari with special thanks!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.


Read about Gino Sansoni at the Magliarossonera.it site.
See I CLASSICI A FUMETTI covers at the Comic Vine site.

Read about Gino Dauro at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.

Read about Giorgio Montorio at Wikipedia.
Read about Giorgio Montorio at the Meglio Mantova site.

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 Poe Museum site.

      Audio:

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

      Comics:

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 Gino Dauro RUE MORGUE adaptation! 
Read the Gino Dauro BLACK CAT adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Gino Dauro TELL-TALE HEART adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!


(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 22)

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