Sunday, September 17, 2017

Poe 1969, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 2)

EL MONJE LOCO  40
"LOS DIENTES DE BERENICE"
     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Revistas Populares was a publisher in Mexico active in the 1960s & 70s.

EL MONJE LOCO ("The Mad Monk") could be described as Mexico's version of EC's horror hosts-- except, he predated them by quite a few years.  Created by Galilea Montijo, the character debuted on a radio show in 1937.  Like EC's later "Vault Keeper", he wore a robe with a hood over his head, and introduced and/or narrated countless horror tales.  His famous catch-phrase was, "Nadie sabe, nadie supo" ("No one knows, no one knew"), immortalized by the cavernous voice of Salvador Carrasco.

Over time, he was spun off into feature films, and comic-books.  MANY comic-books!!!

Among them stories were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.

Second up...

     "BERENICE"

     This was the 4th comics version of this, following...
Outubro's CLASSICOS OF TERROR #8 (1962),  
Warren's EERIE #11 (Sep'67), and
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #6 (1968)
     ...the latter about a year earlier.

As with the previous El Monje Loco POE adaptation, this one has been "updated" to the modern day, as evidenced by the clothing fashions and automobiles.  I suppose one can take this as evidence that POE stories are "timeless".

The art is by Carlos Moro.

This was his 1st of 3 POE adaptations.

As far as I know, none of these have ever been translated into English.
UNTIL NOW.  Enjoy!

EL MONJE LOCO  74
cover by ??   
     (Revistas Populares / Novaro  /  Mexico  /  April 30, 1969)
"LOS DIENTES DE BERENICE"
     ("THE TEETH OF BERENICE")  /  Version 4
Adaptation by Salvador Carrasco  /  Art by CARLOS MORO  /  Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Don't go away!  Our story will continue...

Copyright (C) Carlos Moro  &  Revista Populares.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2017 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of EL MONJE LOCO #74 from the Monje Loco 6771 blog.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about Berenice at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the EAPoe.org site.

      Audio:

Hear the Vincent Price recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


     Comics:
Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jerry Grandenetti BERENICE adaptation!

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!
Read the A. Carrasco BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the D. Cebello BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!

      El Monje Loco:
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Carlor Moro VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Carlos Moro 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 1969, Pt. 4)  

Poe 1969, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 1)

MAD  9
Shifting Into Re-Verse Dept:  "THE RAVEN"

Entertaining Comics (formerly Educational Comics) just won't quit.

While Warren and Taika in several instances did 2 different versions of some Poe stories (and in one case, 3), EC's MAD magazine clearly feels no end of variations on any single theme are too much.

Thus it is that I present, YET ANOTHER version of Poe's most famous poem...

     "THE RAVEN"

     This was the 6th version of this, following...
EC's MAD #9 (Feb-Mar'54),  
EC's MAD #46 (Apr'59),  
EC's MAD #55 (Jun'60),
Dell's THE RAVEN Movie Classic (Sep'63), and
Taika's A CRIPTA #2 (1968)
     ...the last only a few months earlier.

I mean, seriously, folks-- 6 versions so far, and 4 of them in the SAME magazine?  That's nuts, isn't it?  And... this wasn't the last time they'd do one, either!!

Incidentally... this was also the 11th time EC tackled Poe.

This one's a bit different... what am I saying, ALL the MAD versions are "different".

But in this case, they're actually doing 2 versions within the SAME feature.

You'll see.

I want to send out a personal "thank you" to Paul Wardle, a member of the EC Fan-Addict Facebook group, for pointing this one out to me, AND, sending me scans!  What a guy.

ENJOY!

MAD  125
cover by KELLY FREAS   (EC  /  March 1969)
"THE MAD POETY ROUND ROBIN"
Written by Frank Jacobs  /  Art by GEORGE WOODBRIDGE
"If Poe's THE RAVEN were written by Joyce Kilmer"  /  Version 6
"If Thayer's CASEY AT THE BAT were written by Edgar Allan Poe"
     ("THE RAVEN")  /  Version 7
Written by Frank Jacobs  /  Art by GEORGE WOODBRIDGE
This is what it lookjed like in the magazine...
Here it is, easier to read...
The inevitable reprints...

MAD SPECIAL  9
cover by ??   (EC  /  1972)
A MAD BIG BOOK  (MAD ZAPS THE HUMAN RACE!)
cover by JACK DAVS   (EC  /  March 1984)
MAD XL
cover by DON MARTIN, MORT DRUCKER, SERGIO ARAGONES
     & JACK DAVIS   (EC  /  July 2001)
George Woodbridge.
Copyright (C) Entertaining Comics (EC).

Scan of MAD #125 cover from the GCD site
Scan of MAD ?? (19??) supplied by Paul Wardle
     with special thanks!
Scan from MAD SPECIAL #9 (1972) interiors from my collection.
Scans of MAD SPECIAL #9,
     A MAD BIG BOOK (MAD ZAPS THE HUMAN RACE) (1984)
     and MAD XL (2001) covers from the GCD site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about EC Comics at Wikipedia.
Read about MAD magazine at Wikipedia.
Read about Albert B. Feldstein at Wikipedia.
Read about Kelly Freas at Wikipedia.
Visit the Kelly Freas website!
Read about Paul Jacobs at Wikipedia.
Read about George Woodbridge at Wikipedia.

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.

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

     Comics:
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 2 George Woodbridge RAVEN adaptations!
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!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 3)