CLASSIC COMICS 18
There have always been, for me, 4 "classic" writers of the 19th Century whose work I've admired, mostly in film adaptations, but also in the original texts, and sometimes, in comic-books. They are Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Gilberton's CLASSIC COMICS contains the earliest Poe comics adaptation I've been able to find.
Well-- it happened AGAIN! Fellow fan Don Bearden, who supplied me scans of "ANNABEL LEE", some time later, completely out of the blue, e-mailed me with info and scans of "THE BELLS". This was another poem by POE, and like "ANNABEL LEE", appeared as a back-up feature, which was cut when Gilberton did later reprints. What a joy to be able to present this here, along with SO MANY other POE comics! Until Don got in touch, I mostly knew "THE BELLS" by Basil Rathbone's dramatic reading of it.
(This page was originally set up on Friday, April 3, 2015. I'm moving it to a new page so it will be easier to make changes in the future. That's how it is with blogs!)
CLASSIC COMICS 18
cover by ALLEN SIMON ("The Hunchback Of Notre Dame")
(Gilberton / [March] 1944)
Art by LOUIS ZANSKY / Page 56
Scans of CLASSIC COMICS #18 supplied by Don Bearden
with Special thanks!
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Gilberton at Wikipedia.
Read about Louis Zansky at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about THE BELLS at Wikipedia.
Read the poem at the Poe Stories.com site.
See THE BELLS Gallery of Illustrations.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Read the Porter & Coates THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the John Rea Neill THE BELLS adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Louis Zansky THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the Juan Gomez THE BELLS adaptation!
Read the Bill D. Fountain THE BELLS adaptation!
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED are currently being reprinted--
go to the CLASSIC COMICS STORE to BUY your own copies!!!
Read The Complete Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe
illustrated by W. Heath Robinson at the EBooks@Adelaide site.
See more Edmund Dulac art at the Art & Artists blog.
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1944, Pt. 3)