Sunday, December 3, 2017

Poe 1969, Pt. 5

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 4)

LINUS 50
"LA CADUTA DELLA CASA DEGLI USHER"
     (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.

3rd in line...

"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER".

     This was the 8th comics version of this story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #4 (Dec'44),  
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),
EC's THE VAULT OF HORROR #13 [2] (Jun-Jul'50),
Prize's BLACK MAGIC #28 (Jan-Feb'54), 
EC's TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 (Nov'Dec'55),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (1967),  
Warren's EERIE #20 (Mar'69)
     ...the last one only 2 months earlier.

The art is by Dino Battaglia (1 August 1923 – 4 October 1983), an Italian comic artist, noted for a distinctive and expressive style, best known for his visual adaptations of classic novels.

Between 1968 and 1981, Battaglia did a series of 10 Poe adaptations,
8 of which appeared in LINUS,
the remaining 2 in the large-format CORRIERE DEI PICCOLI.

Until 2006, Battaglia held the record for having done the most Poe adaptations by a single comics artist.  2nd place was tied at 9 apiece by Gahan Wilson (in 1990), Bill D. Fountain (in 1995) and Horacio Lalia (between 1998 and 1999).

Fellow fan Ron Harris was the one who first steered me to Battaglia's work, and I believe he also sent me the complete scans of the 1999 reprint book, which contained the 8 LINUS stories.  (I had to BUY the other 2 magazines myself, to be able to do hi-res scans of the original 2-color printing.) 

The translation on this proved much simpler than usual.  There were only a few places where I elected to go back and use the authentic Poe text.  This included the final line of the story.

This was his 2nd of 10 Poe adaptations.

ENJOY!

LINUS  50
cover by CHARLES SCHULZ   (Milano Libri Edizioni  /  Italy  /  May 1969)

"LA CADUTA DELLA CASA DEGLI USHER"
     ("THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER")  /  Version 8
Adaptation & Artwork by DINO BATTAGLIA  /  Page 1

Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Here's the reprints-- NONE of them in English...

HORROR  22
cover by MARCO ROSTAGNO   
     (Gino Sansone Editore  /  Italy  /  November 1971)
TOTENTANZ
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (Milano Libri Edizioni  /  Italy  /  November 1972) 

CORTO MALTESE  8
cover by HUGO PRATT   (Milano Libri Edizioni  /  Italy  /  August 1984)

HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (Vertige Graphic  /  France  /  October 1993)

EDGAR ALLAN POE:  DINO BATTAGLIA
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (L'Editore Lo Scarbeo  /  Italy  /  February 28, 1999)

CONTES ET RECITS FANTASTIQUES  Tome 3:
     HISTOIRES D'EDGAR A. POE 
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (Editions Mosquito  /  Italy  /  March 2005)

POE
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (Grifo Edizioni  /  Italy  /  August 2007)
EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by DINO BATTAGLIA   (NPE  /  Italy  /  2016)

DINO BATTAGLIA
Copyright (C) DINO BATTAGLIA
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2017 Henry R. Kujawa

Scan of LINUS #50 cover from the Fumetto Online site.

Scans from DINO BATTAGLIA: POE (1999)
     supplied by Ron Harris with special thanks!

Scan of HORROR #22 (1971) from the Fumetto Online site.

Scan of TOTENTANZ (1972) from the Libri Per Duti site.
Scan of CORTO MALTESE #8 (1984) from the Archives Pratt site.
Scan of HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES (1993)
     from the Price Minister site.

Scan of BATTAGLIA CONTES ET RECITS FANTASTIQUES TOME 3:
     EDGAR ALLAN POE HISTOIRES (2005) from the EM site.
Scan of DINO BATTAGLIA: POE (2007) from the Horror Blogosfere site.
Scan of EDGAR ALLAN POE: DINO BATTAGLIA (2016)
     from the Edizioni NPE site.


Scan of Dino Battaglia photo from the Avventure Di Carta blog.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.


Read about Milano Libri Edizione at Wikipedia.
Read about LINUS magazine at Wikipedia.


Read about Dino Battaglia at the Wikipedia site.
Read about Dino Battaglia at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site. 
See more of Dino Battaglia's work at the Comic Art Fans site.


Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE WEIRD CIRCLE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Gladys Thornton at the IMDB site.
Read about the ESCAPE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Paul Frees at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Kevin McCarthy at Wikipedia.
Read about Arnold Moss at Wikipedia.

Read about THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the xroads.virginia.edu site.

      Audio:

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the Gladys Thornton WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Paul Frees ESCAPE episode!
Hear the Kevin McCarthy CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


      Comics:

Read the Gus Schrotter HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harley M. Griffiths HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Harry Harrison HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Steve Ditko HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the George Evans HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
 
Read the Osvaldo Talo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
R
ead the Tom Sutton HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Cirilo Munoz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Martin Salvador HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
     (coming soon!)

Read the Ediciones Maisal USHER illustrated story!   (coming soon)
Read the Nestor Redondo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Pablo Marcos HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Luis Romero B. HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Bert Dodson HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!

Read the E.C. Nickel HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the P.Craig Russell / Jay Geldof HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

     Misc:
Read the Dino Battaglia KING PEST adaptation!

Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Dino Battaglia LIGEIA adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia PURLOINED LETTER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOP-FROG adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia NEVER BET THE DEVIL adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia TARR & FETHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HANS PFALL adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 6)

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