Sunday, March 8, 2020

Poe 1949, Pt. 4

(Continued from Poe 1949, Pt. 3)

ENCHANTING LOVE  2
"THE BEAUTIFUL ANNABEL LEE"   (Biography)

Kirby Publishing was a small comics publisher that operated from 1949-1958.  Their output included BOLD STORIES, CANDID TALES, DEAD END CRIME STORIES, ENCHANTING LOVE, GOLDEN LOVE STORIES, and GOLDEN WEST LOVE.

Strangely, one of their romance comics featured what may have been the earliest Poe biography, a 6-pager detailing his marriage to his teenaged cousin.

I found this quite by accident at the Who Goes There blog on 1-9-2020.

The art is by Bill Draut & Bruno Premiani, the latter of whom is probably best known as the illustrator of Arnold Drake's unusual superhero team, DOOM PATROL.

ENCHANTING LOVE  2
photo cover   (Kirby Publishing  /  November 1949)
"THE BEATIFUL ANNABEL LEE"
Story by ??  /  Art by Bill Draut & Bruno Premiani
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
Pubic Domain.
Scans of ENCHANTING LOVE #2 from the Comic Book Plus site,
     thanks to "Narfstar"  (11-17-2013)
          Special thanks to Richard Gagnon's "Who Goes There" blog  /
               January 2019.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

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

     Edgar Allan Poe biography:
Read the Bill Draut / Bruno Premiani POE bigraphy!
Read the Editorial Novaro POE biography!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Dick Matena POE biography!

Read the Editorial De La Parra POE biography!
Read the Novedades Editores POE biography!
Read the Jim Giliotti / Tim Foley POE biography!
Read the R.F. Lucchetti / Eduardo Schloesser biography!

     Annabel Lee:
Read about ANNABEL LEE at the Shmoop site.
Read the poem at the Poe Stories site.
See the ANNABEL LEE Gallery of Illustrations

     Audio:
Hear the James Mason ANNABEL LEE recording!
Hear the Basil Rathbone ANNEBEL LEE recording!


See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1950, Pt. 1)  

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