VIDAS ILUSTRES 195
"EDGAR ALLAN POE EL MAESTRO DEL TERROR"
(w/ English Translation)
Editorial Novaro is a publisher based in Mexico City. Begining in the 1950s, their output has included reprints of American comics. For "fiscal reasons" they had subdivisions, EMSA (Ediciones Modernas), SEA (Sociedad Editora America), and for many years were the single largest comics publisher in Latin America.
In the 1970s, the demand for American comics was so high in Latin American countries and Spain, that local talent was recruited to create new adventures never seen in America!
Since 1985, they decided to drop out of comics to focus on other publishing areas, including free textbooks to Mexico's education system, which are printed in the millions, because they are distributed on several continents.
With regard to Edgar Allan Poe, Novaro published 2 adaptations of his stories in their TESORO DE CUENTOS CLASSICOS series (in 1961 and 1963), reprints of Dell's movie adaptations in CLASSICOS DEL CINE (in 1963, 1964, and 1966), distributed Editorial Temporae's EL MONJE LOCO (in 1968, 1969 and 1970, and, a biography comic in one issue of their long-running VIDAS ILUSTRES (in 1968).
VIDAS ILUSTRES (Illustrious Lives) told the real-life stories of famous people for 338 issues from 1956-1974.
As of 8-27-2017, I have not been able to determine who the writer or artist were on this book. Any help in that area would be appreciated!
As I processed this comic, I was surprised to find than embedded in its narrative was the 1st comics adaptation of Poe's satire on the mental health industry...
"THE SYSTEM OF DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER".
While most of the comic required no research to translate into English, the part that was adaptated from Poe's short story required I reference the original text, as some of what was kicked out of Google Translate made no obvious sense. This has become quite normal for this project.
VIDAS ILUSTRES 195
cover by ??
(Editorial Novaro / Mexico / October 1968)
("THE MASTER OF TERROR")
Story & Art by ?? / Page 1
Don't go away! We'll be right back with the conclusion...
Copyright (C) 1968 Editorial Novaro.
English Translation Copyright (C) 2017 HENRY R. KUJAWA.
Scans of VIDAS ILUSTRES #195
from MY collection!
with special thanks to Gustavo Daniel Iglesias
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Editorial Novaro at Wikipedia.
Read about VIDAS ILUSTRES
at the Medicina, Historia Y Sociedad site.
See the entire run of VIDAS ILUSTRES covers
at the Tebeosfera database site.
Edgar Allan Poe biography:
Read the Editorial Novaro POE biography!
Read the Editorial De La Parra POE biography!
Read the Novedades Editores POE biography!
Read the Jim Giliotti / Tim Foley POE biography!
The System Of Dr. Tarr And Professor Fether:
Read the Editorial Novaro TARR & FETHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia TARR & FETHER adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Pablo Paez TARR & FETHER adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Gris Grimly TARR & FETHER adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Miguel Serratosa TARR & FETHER 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. 26)