Sunday, April 5, 2020

Poe 1969, Pt. 3

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 2)

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Revistas Populares was a publisher in Mexico active in the 1960s & 70s.

EL MONJE LOCO ("The Mad Monk") could be described as Mexico's version of EC's horror hosts-- except, he predated them by quite a few years.  Created by Luis de Llano Palmer (1918-2012), the character debuted on a radio show in 1937.  Like EC's later "Vault Keeper", he wore a robe with a hood over his head, and introduced and/or narrated countless horror tales.  His famous catch-phrase was, "Nadie sabe, nadie supo" ("No one knows, no one knew"), immortalized by the cavernous voice of Salvador Carrasco.

Over time, he was spun off into feature films, and comic-books.  MANY comic-books!!!

Among them stories were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.

Second up...


     This was the 4th comics version of this, following...
Outubro's CLASSICOS OF TERROR #8 (1962),  
Warren's EERIE #11 (Sep'67), and
     ...the latter about a year earlier.

As with the previous El Monje Loco POE adaptation, this one has been "updated" to the modern day, as evidenced by the clothing fashions and automobiles.  I suppose one can take this as evidence that POE stories are "timeless".

The art is by Carlos Moro.

This was his 1st of 3 POE adaptations.

As far as I know, none of these have ever been translated into English.
UNTIL NOW.  Enjoy!

This was originally posted on 9-17-17.  For the sake of organization, it has been moved to this new location on 4-5-2020.

cover by CARLOS MORO  
     (Revistas Populares / Novaro  /  Mexico  /  April 30, 1969)
     ("THE TEETH OF BERENICE")  /  Version 4
Adaptation by Salvador Carrasco  /  Art by CARLOS MORO  /  Page 1
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Don't go away!  Our story will continue...

Copyright (C) Carlos Moro  &  Revista Populares.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2017 Henry R. Kujawa

Scans of EL MONJE LOCO #74 from the Monje Loco 6771 blog,
     with special thanks to Carlos Lima.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about Berenice at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the site.


Hear the Vincent Price recording!

Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jerry Grandenetti BERENICE adaptation!

Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!
Read the A. Carrasco BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!

     (Coming soon:)
Read the D. Cebello BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!

      El Monje Loco:
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Carlor Moro VALDEMAR adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Carlos Moro HOUSE OF USHER adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

Don't miss the 2nd PART of this... coming up next!!!  

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 4)

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