Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poe 1947, Pt. 2

(Continued from Poe 1947, Pt. 1)

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  40
Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe  /  "THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"

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.

Second in line:

"THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"

Poe is so well-known for his serious horror stories, the fact that he also delved into science-fiction-- or comedies-- is often overlooked.  To some degree, this qualifies as both.  Which is interesting, when I consider that Jules Verne's later novel, "FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON", is definitely written as a comedy.

In most reprints, this story had 1 page CUT, which was done by combining 2 pages into 1 (pages 23 & 24).  Yep, that reprehensible practice goes back at least that far.  I wonder if the current license owner is doing "UNCUT" versions in the newest editions?  Somebody should.

Well, friend and fellow fan Don Bearden-- whose specialty is "Classics" comics-- sent me scans of the 2 original pages.  This in turn inspired me to do additional clean-ups of ALL the images, some 14 months after I had initially put them up.

So now, the story is both INTACT again, but also MASSIVELY cleaned up!

(This page was originally set up on Sunday, October 19, 2014.  I'm moving it to a new page so it will be easier to make changes in the future.)

Enjoy! 

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  40
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER   (Gilberton  /  August 1947)
"THE ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL"
Adaptation by Samuel Willinsky  /  Art by HENRY C. KIEFER
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Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Don't go away!  We'll be right back with the conclusion...

Copyright (C) Gilberton.

Scan of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 from the Heritage Auctions site
Scans of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 interiors from the XXXXXX site
Scans of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 pages 23-24 supplied by Don Bearden
     with special thanks!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Henry C. Kiefer at the Pulp Artists site
See more Henry C. Kiefer art at the Comic Art Fans site

Read about THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURE OF HANS PFALL
     at Wikipedia.
Read the complete short story at the Xroad.Virginia.Edu site.

Read the Henry C. Kiefer HANS PFALL adaptation!
Read the Howard Nostrand HANS PFALL adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Dino Battaglia HANS PFALL adaptation!
Read the Hieronomous Fromm HANS PFALL illustrated story!

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!!!


Don't miss the EPIC conclusion... coming up next!!! 

(Continued in Poe 1947, Pt. 3)

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