Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Poe 1969, Pt. 8

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 7)

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  17
"IL CROLLO DELLA CASA USHER"

     (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 wildly-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.

Fourth in line...

     "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

     This was the 12th comics version of this story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #4 (Dec'44),  
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),
Register & Tribune's THE SPIRIT (Aug'48),
EC's THE VAULT OF HORROR #13 (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),
Serg's 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES (1968),
Warren's EERIE #20 (Mar'69), and
Milano Libri's LINUS #50 (May'69),  and
EDAR's MINI TERROR #132 (May'69)
    ...the last only 4 months earlier.

The art was by Gino Dauro, who did a lot of work in both France and ItalyDaro's simple, 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.)

This was his 4th of 4 Poe adaptations.

Like Daro's version of "THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE", this one gave me an opportunity, in spots, to use a lot of authentic Poe text from the original story (or at least, edited-down versions of same).

ENJOY!

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  17
cover by SERGIO ZANIBONI    
     (Gino Sansoni Editore  /  Italy  /  September 1969)
"IL CROLLO DELLA CASA USHER"
     ("THE COLLAPSE OF THE HOUSE OF USHER")
     ("THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER")  /  Version 12
Adaptation by Michelle Gazzarri  /  Art by GINO DAURO  /  Pages 56-57

Pages 58-59
Pages 60-61
Pages 62-63
Pages 64-65
Pages 66-67
Pages 68-69
Pages 70-71
Pages 72-73
Pages 74-75
Pages 76-77
Pages 78-79
Pages 80-81
Pages 82-83
Pages 84-85
Pages 86-87
Page 88
Copyright (C) Gino Dauro,  Sergio Zaniboni  &  Gino Sansoni Editore.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2018 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17

     from MY collection!
 

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe
at The Poe Museum site.

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 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Spark Notes.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the HOUSE OF USHER Gallery of Illustrations.

     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 Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harry Harrison HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
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!
Read the Tom Sutton HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Mini Terror HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Klaus Nordby HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Maro Navo 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!
Read the Ediciones Maisal USHER illustrated story!

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


See the Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 9)

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