Monday, February 10, 2020

Poe 1968, Pt. 36

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 35)

3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
"METZENGERSTEIN"
     (w/ English Translation)

Editions Serg is a publisher in France.  In 1973, they put out a book that had been crerated in 1968, but, apparently, had somehow been sitting around for 5 years.  I decided to "file" it under its creation date, not its publication date.

This is my very 1st book from Switzerland, and although the book itself was created & published in France, I keep referring to it as "the Swiss book".

This amazing book contains heavily-illustrated versions of 3 stories...

"LA SCARABEE D'OR"
"LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER"
"METZENGERSTEIN"

3rd up...

"METZENGERSTEIN"

     This was the 3rd comics version of this story, following...
Youthful's CHILLING TALES #16 (Jun'53),  and
Master's DARK MYSTERIES #23 (May'55)

     ...the latter some 13 years earlier!

Regarding the text...  where I could, I used Poe's original narration.  With the dialogue, in some places I had to re-interpret the English translation myself, while in others, I was able to use Poe's exact words verbatim.  This was quite a contrast with the 2 previous stories from the same book.  This was the one item in the book where I had never actually read the Poe story before, and I used this as an opportunity to make up for that.  (I came away quite surprised at how much the 1992 Flavio Colin version had fleshed things out, showing numerous scenes that Poe didn't even hint at.)

ENJOY!

3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
cover by Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger   (Editions Serg  /  France  /  January 1973)
     ("Depot legal: 4 quarter 1968)
"METZENGERSTEIN"  /  Version 3
Adaptation by Claude Moliterni  /  Art by ALEXIS-THOMAS HINSBERGER
Page 79
Page 81
Page 82
Page 83
Page 84
Page 85
Page 86
Page 87
Page 88
Copyright (C) 1968 Editions Serg  &  Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger.
English Translation (C) 2020 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES from MY collection
     with special thanks to Yan Nick
     and Aline Berger at La Bergerie store in Switzerland.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

The store's logo is by Swiss artist Adrienne Barman.  
You can see more of her work at her website.
For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.

See more art by Alexis Thomas Hinsberger at the Millon.com site.


Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Criterioncast site.
Read about HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES at the Classic Horror site.

Read about METZENGERSTEIN at Oldtime Stories Press.
Read the complete story at the EAPoe Org site.

     Comics:
Read the Vince Napoli METZENGERTSEIN adaptation!
Read the Jon D'Agostino METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Luis Collado Coch METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Arturo Arnau METZENGERSTEIN illustrated story!

Read the Alarico Gattia METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Roberto Barbosa METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 1)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Poe 1968, Pt. 35

(Continued from Poe 1968, Pt. 34)

3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
"LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER"
     (w/ English Translation  /  Conclusion)

Editions Serg is a publisher in France.  In 1973, they put out a book that had been crerated in 1968, but, apparently, had somehow been sitting around for 5 years.  I decided to "file" it under its creation date, not its publication date.

This is my very 1st book from Switzerland, and although the book itself was created & published in France, I keep referring to it as "the Swiss book".

This amazing book contains heavily-illustrated versions of 3 stories...

"LA SCARABEE D'OR"
"LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER"
"METZENGERSTEIN"

2nd up...

"THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

This was the 8th version of this, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #4 (Dec'44),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),
Register & Tribune's THE SPIRIT (Aug'48),
EC's THE VAULT OF HORROR #13 (Jun-Jul'50),
Prize's BLACK MAGIC #28 (Jan-Feb'54),
EC's TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 (Nov'Dec'55),  and
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #5 (1967)
     ...the last about a year earlier.

I'm splitting this up into 2 parts, just as I did with the Harley M. Griffiths version.  Due to the nature of this being an "illustrated story", I was able to use the original 1839 Poe text for about 95% of the story.  There was far more text in the 2nd half than the first, and in a few instances, I managed to cram in EVEN MORE than I might have, going by what kicked out of the translator.

ENJOY!

3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES
cover by Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger   (Editions Serg  /  France  /  January 1973)
     ("Depot legal: 4 quarter 1968)
"LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER"  /  Version 8
"Extracts of Texts by Charles Baudelaire chosen by Robert Cottereau"  /
     Art by ALEXIS-THOMAS HINSBERGER
Page 67  /  And now-- the EPIC conclusion!!
Page 68
Page 69
Page 70
Page 71
Page 72
Page 73
Page 74
Page 75
Page 76
Page 77
Copyright (C) 1968 Editions Serg  &  Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger.
English Translation (C) 2020 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of 3 HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES from MY collection
     with special thanks to Yan Nick
     and Aline Berger at La Bergerie store in Switzerland.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at The Poe Museum site.

See more art by Alexis Thomas Hinsberger at the Millon.com site.


Read about THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER at Spark Notes.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the HOUSE OF USHER Gallery of Illustrations.

     Audio:
Hear the Basil Rathbone HOUSE OF USHER recording!
Hear the Gladys Thornton WEIRD CIRCLE episode!
Hear the Paul Frees ESCAPE episode!
Hear the Kevin McCarthy CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

     Comics:
Read the Gus Schrotter HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harley M. Griffiths HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Harry Harrison HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Steve Ditko HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the George Evans HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Osvaldo Talo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Alexis-Thomas Hinsberger HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Tom Sutton HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Dino Battaglia HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Mini Terror HOUSE OF USHER asaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Klaus Nordby HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the 2nd Jerry Grandenetti HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Cirilo Munoz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Martin Salvador HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Editorial Maisal HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!

Read the Nestor Redondo HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Pablo Marcos HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Luis Romero B. HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Bert Dodson HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the E.C. Nickel HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Pedro Martinez HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the P.Craig Russell / Jay Geldof HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Giampiero Ubezio HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jorge Hardmeier HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Benjamin Campos Portada HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Gris Grimly HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Matt Howarth HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Shane Oakley HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jean-Louis Thouard HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Miguel Serratosa HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Benjamin Lacombe HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Jim Jimenz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the 2nd Richard Corben HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Edu Molina HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Gustavo Del Valle HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Julia Gfrorer HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Agustin Comotto HOUSE OF USHER illustrated story!
Read the Pete Katz HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!
Read the Linus Liu HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

Read the Ahoy Comics HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 36)