CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 84 (UK)
"THE GOLD BUG"
Thorpe & Porter was an English publisher who licensed Gilberton's immensely-successful CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED. Aside from doing UK editions of the US stories, they also on occasion published issues that were NEW for their run of the series, which had never been published in America! Which brings us to this rather obscure comic...
"THE GOLD BUG"
This was the 6th comics version of this story, following...
David C. Cook's SUNDAY PIX #1-14 (May 1-July 31, 1949),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51),
Boy Scouts Of America's BOYS' LIFE (Jul'54),
Empresa Nacional's CAVALEIRO ANDANTE #453 (Sep'60), and
Sea/Novaro's TESORO DE CUENTOS CLASICOS #51 (Nov'61)
...the last one 8 months earlier.
The artist is Mick Anglo, who's most well-known as the creator of "Marvelman", the single most popular and successful superhero ever published in England. His art is a bit "stiff", and reminds me of quite a few comics artists from, the 1980s, but he serves the story well enough.
A special thanks to fellow fan Don Bearden, without whom I might never have heard about this book.
(This story was originally posted here on July 6, 2015. I'm moving it to a new page so it will be easier to make changes in the future.)
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED 84
cover by MICK ANGLO (Thorpe & Porter / UK / July 1962)
"THE GOLD BUG" / Version 6
Adaptation by Alfred Sundel / Art by MICK ANGLO
Page 22 / "And now... the EPIC conclusion!"
Page 32 / POE biography
And now, the reprints...
ILLUSTRIERTE KLASSIKER 123: "DER GOLDENE KAFER"
cover by MICK ANGLO (BSV-Williams / Germany / 1962)
cover by MICK ANGLO (Classics / Williams / Netherlands / 1962)
ILLUSTREREDE KLASSIKERE 150: "GULDBILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO (Illustrerede Klassikere / Denmark / 1962)
ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE 137: "GULL BILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO (Illustrerte Klassikere / Norway / 1962)
ILLUSTRERADE KLASSIKER 150: "DEN GYLLENE SKALBAGGEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO (Illustrerade Klassiker / Sweden / 1962)
ILLUSTRIERTE KLASSIKER 11: "DER GOLDENE KAFER"
cover by MICK ANGLO (NHV / Germany / 1991)
Κλασσικά Εικονογραφημένα 244 [De ilustracion clasica]
cover by MICK ANGLO (Ατλαντίς / Πεχλιβανίδης / Atlantis / Pechlivanidis / Greece / 1962)
Κλασσικά Εικονογραφημένα 1191 [De ilustracion clasica]
cover by MICK ANGLO
(Ατλαντίς / Πεχλιβανίδης / Atlantis / Pechlivanidis / Greece / 19??)
This book contains stories by Poe, Robert M. Ballantyne, Oscar Wilde and John Bakeless.
ILLUSTRERTE KLASSIKERE 35: "GULL BILLEN"
cover by MICK ANGLO (Egmont Serieforlaget / Norway / March 2012)
Copyright (C) the various publishers.
Scans of Thorpe & Porter's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84
supplied by Don Bearden, with special thanks!
All other scans from the GCD site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Thorpe & Porter at the British Comics Wikia site.
Read some of Thorpe & Porter's comics at the Comic Book Plus site.
Read about Mick Anglo Wikipedia site.
Read about Mick Anglo at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about THE GOLD BUG at the Bookriot site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the GOLD BUG Gallery of Ilustrations.
Hear the Vincent Price GOLD BUG recording!
Hear the FAMILY THEATER episode!
Read the Joseph Wirt Tillotson GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Alex A. Blum GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Henry Sharp GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Fernando Bento GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Editorial Sea/Novaro GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Mick Anglo GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia GOLD BUG adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Antonio Calmerio Tomas GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Ediciones Vilmar GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Alfonso Font GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Arturo Arnau GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Pablo Marcos GOLD BUG illustrated story!
Read the Silvio Camboni GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Niesa Editores GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the Miguel Serratosa GOLD BUG adaptation!
Read the NBM / Papercutz GOLD BUG 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 1962, Pt. 4)