Saturday, August 13, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 18

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 17)

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

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

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"

This was the 4th version of the story, following Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS #21 (Jul'44), Marvel's LAWBREAKERS ALWAYS LOSE #10 (Oct'49), and Milano Libri Edizioni's LINUS #39 (Jun'68), the latter only 1 month earlier!

The art this time was by Gino Dauro, who did a lot of work in both France and Italy.  If Guido Crepax' use of intense, almost excessive detail and tiny panels could make him comparable to George Perez, Daro's simpler, more straightforward style that focused entirely on storytelling might make him Italy's answer to Dick Ayers.  (I know that's a stretch, but I enjoy doing such things.)  While Crepax' "RUE MORGUE" was insanely crammed into a mere 7 pages, Daro's version is spread out over 88 pages!!!

This was his 1st of 4 Poe adaptations.

The English translation this time around required a lot more work on my part, as, like many feature films or TV adaptations, this version of the story was very much "fleshed out" and not a literal retelling of Poe's original.  Despite this, I still managed to use some authentic Poe text, an example being the narration on Page 1.

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  /  Page 1

Pages 2-3
Pages 4-5
Pages 6-7
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
Pages 12-13
Pages 14-15
Pages 16-17
Pages 18-19
Don't go away!  Our story will continue...

Copyright
(C) Gino Dauro,  Sergio Zaniboni  &  Gino Sansoni Editore.

English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #7 from Silvano Calligari
     with special thanks!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen 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 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.

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 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!


Don't miss the 2nd PART of this... coming up next!!! 

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 19)    

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) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Poe 1968, Pt. 16

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 15)

A CRIPTA  2
"O CORVO"

     (Original English Text) 

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.)

25th in line...

     "THE RAVEN"

This was the 5th version of this, following EC's MAD #9 (Feb-Mar'54), EC's MAD #46 (Apr'59), EC's MAD #55 (Jun'60), and Dell's THE RAVEN Movie Classic (Sep'63), the last one some 4 years earlier.

At this point, there had been 3 comedy versions of this classic poem done in comics, and 1 movie adaptation.  Oddly enough, this time, we get a "straight" illustrated version.  Took long enough!

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.  As with the previous adaptation, "SHADOW", his art this time is unlike anything else I've ever seen from him.

This is his 4th of 4 POE adaptations.

Writer R.F. Lucchetti adapted the poem into Portugese... however, because this is a poem, not a short story, I felt it best if I simply used Poe's original text verbatim.

A CRIPTA  2
cover by NICO ROSSO   (Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  1968)
"O CORVO"
     ("THE RAVEN")  /  Version 5
Adaptation by R.F. Lucchetti  /  Art by NICO ROSSO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
This reprint contained the first 3 issues of A CRIPTA in their entirety...

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

COLECAO CONTOS DE TERROR
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.
English Translation Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of COLECAO CONTOS DE TERROR

     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 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.
See more covers from Editora Vecchi at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Read about Nico Rosso at Wikipedia.
Visit the Nico Rosso blog!   

Read about Nico Rosso in Toni Rodrigues' Memo Magazine #1 !

 
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about Christopher Lee at Wikipedia.

Read about The Raven at Wikipedia.
Read the complete poem at the Poetry Foundation site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Christopher Lee recording!

Read the Harvey Kurtzman / Will Elder RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Wally Wood RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Mort Drucker RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Frank Springer RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RAVEN adaptation!


Read the George Woodbridge RAVEN adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Richard Corben RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Peter Cappiello RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Paul Coker, Jr. RAVEN adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Steve Ditko RAVEN story!

Read the Jeff Bonivert RAVEN adaptation!


     Misc:
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. 17)