Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poe 1947, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1947, Pt. 2)

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

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 Monday, October 20, 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
Page 26  /  And now-- the EPIC conclusion!!
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
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)
EDICAO MARAVILHOSA  27
cover by HENRY C. KIEFER
     (Editora Brasil-America Limitdad  [EBAL]  /  Brazil  /  September 1950)
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED  40
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)
Acclaim reprinted many of Gilberton's stories in digest-size in 1997,
with scholarly essays added.  The 1st Poe volume included this story.

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED STUDY GUIDES  17
cover by JEN MARRUS   (Acclaim  /  August 1997)
EL ESCARABAJO DE ORO
cover by ALEX A. BLUM   (Books 4 Pocket  /  Spain  /  October 17, 2012)
ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE  53
cover by ??   (Hjemmet / Egmont  /  Norway  /  March 2015)
Copyright (C) Gilberton  &  the various artists & publishers.

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 KLASIKERE #53 from the GCD site.

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.
See the HANS PFALL Gallery of Illustrations.

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 BONUS GALLERY of ILLUSTRATIONS up next!

(Continued in Poe 1947, Pt. 4)

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