(Continued from Poe 1945, Pt. 4)
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 40
Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe / "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
Gilberton's 4th stab at Poe, in CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40, was the 1st all-Poe comic, containing 3 of his stories in a single issue.
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
This was the 2nd comics version of this story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 (Nov'44)
...some 33 months earlier.
Each of the 3 stories in this issue had 1 page CUT from it in the reprints.
Yep, that reprehensible practice goes back at least that far. What they
actually did was cut certan panels, so that pages 2, 3 & 4 became pages 2 & 3,
and everything after that the page number was adjusted by 1. OY. Oh
well, I'm just glad I can read 'em at all right now. I wonder if the
current license owner is doing "UNCUT" versions in the newest editions?
Fortunately, the scans I found came from 2 different websites.
The original version was smaller scans, and had the last page missing.
The reprint was larger scans, but had the last page intact. So I'm
gonna combine them to get the "full" story, as I tried to do with the Jesse Marsh "20,000 LEAGUES" earlier this year.
Cover artist Henry C. Kiefer did a lot of adaptations for Gilberton, including
Jules Verne's "20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA".
(This page was originally set up on Monday, October 13, 2014. I'm
moving it to a new page so it will be easier to make changes in the
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 40
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER (Gilberton / August 1947)
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky / Art by AUGUST M. FROELICH
All 3 stories in this issue were reprinted in the "Illustrated Library Of EXCITING MYSTERY STORIES" which contains the contents of CLASSIC COMICS #13 (Aug'43), #21 (Jul'44), #30 (Sep'46), and CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), including all 4 Poe stories featured to date.
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED GIANTS 2
cover by ?? (Gilberton / October 1949)
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER
(Editora Brasil-America Limitdad [EBAL] / Brazil / September 1950)
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER (Thorpe & Porter / England / 1952)
CLASICOS ILUSTRADOS 105
cover by ??
(Editora De Periódicos La Prensa S.C.L. / Mexico / February 28, 1961)
with scholarly essays added. The 2nd Poe volume included this story...
as seen on the cover!
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED STUDY GUIDES 29
cover by JEN MARRUS (Acclaim / August 1997)
cover by ALEX A. BLUM (Books 4 Pocket / Spain / October 17, 2012)
cover by ?? (Hjemmet / Egmont / Norway / March 2015)
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 interiors from the XXXXXX site.
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED GIANT #2 from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of EDICAO MARAVILHOSA #27 from the Mercado Livre site.
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Thorpe & Porter) from the GCD site.
Scan of CLASICO ILUSTRADOS #105 (1961)
supplied by Cecilio A. Jacobo Glez with special thanks!
Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED STUDY GUIDES #17
from the My Comics Shop site.
Scan of EL ESCARABAJO DE ORO (2012) from the Ediciones Obelisco site.
Scan of ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE #53 from the GCD site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Spark Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Cliff Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Shmoop site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the PENDULUM Gallery of Illustrations.
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 24 / 1-12-1943)
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 273 / 11-28-1947)
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode! (ep.724 / 11-10-1957)
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode! (ep.805 / 6-7-1959)
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode! (3-4-1975)
Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!
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 Jose Ortiz PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED are currently being reprinted--
go to the CLASSIC COMICS STORE to BUY your own copies!!!
(Continued in Poe 1947, Pt. 2)