Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Poe 1944, Pt. 7

(Continued from Poe 1944, Pt. 6)

YELLOWJACKET COMICS  3
Famous Tales Of Terror  /  "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
     (w/ Gallery of Illustrations)

After skipping one issue, another Poe adaptation turned up.

2nd in line...

"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"

...the earliest comics version of this classic tale.  Once again, I imagine most people are familiar with the Roger Corman mystery-thriller, which is actually a sequel (of sorts) to the Poe original, which has been adapted in films, comics,
tv shows, and even a children's book!

The artist, Gustav Schrotter, was active in comics until the early 1950s, at which time he moved into children's book illustration.  Like most of Charlton's Poe adaptations, it's a bit on the crude, primitive side, but it does follow the original short story rather faithfully.

This was his 1st of 2 Poe adaptations.

(This page was originally set up on Friday, October 10, 2014.  I'm moving it to a new page so it will be easier to make changes in the future.) 

YELLOWJACKET COMICS  3
cover by KEN BATTEFIELD (??)   (Charlton  /  November 1944)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"  /  Version 1
Adaptation by ??  /  Art by GUS SCHROTTER  /  Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 is Public Domain.

As a bonus, here the cover of a 1960 children's book illustrated by Schrotter.
Scan of YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 cover from the Heritage Auctions site
Scans of YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 interiors
     from the Comic Book Plus site
     Special thanks to "Josemas".
Scan of DISCOVERING DINOSAURS (1960) supplied by Eric Wright
     at the Evil Ernie's Worldwide Illustrated House Of Horrors FB group.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about The Spanish Inquisition at Wikipedia.

Read about Gus Schrotter at the Lambiek site.
See more Gus Schrotter art at the Comic Art Fans site.

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about the SUSPENSE radio show at Wikipedia.
Read about Henry Hull at Wikipedia.
Read about Jose Ferrer at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about Raymond Burr at Wikipedia.
Read about the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Tony Roberts at Wikipedia.

Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
Read the complete story at the About.com Classic Literature site.

     Audio / Video:
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode!
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

     Comics:
Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Doug Wildey PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Everett Raymond Kinstler PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the Gedeone Malagola PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!
     See the Pablo Marcos PENDULUM tribute!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Arturo Cassilas PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Ortiz PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the Felipe Jimenez De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
     (coming soon!)
Read the Juan Sarompas PENDULUM illustrated story!   (coming soon!)
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the Monroe Eisenberg PENDULUM illustrated story!
Read the Novedades Editores PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Steve Pugh PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Bluewater Productions PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Domingo PENDULUM adaptation!

Read the Carlo Vergara PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the J.C. Fabul PENDULUM adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Don't miss the BONUS GALLERY of ILLUSTRATIONS up next!

(Continued in Poe 1944, Pt. 8)

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