(Continued from Poe 1975, Pt. 1)
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM"
And then-- it HAPPENED!
The Raven"-- editor Bill DuBay put together the first of 2 ALL-POE issues of CREEPY! In one fell swoop, Warren essentially blew Skywald completely out of the water.
CREEPY #69, and the follow-up issue CREEPY #70 (2 months later) each featured 6 POE stories apiece. Given the level of talent involved, one could say this effectively put the final nail in Skywald's coffin.
"THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM".
This was no less than the 11th version of this, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #3 (Nov'44),
Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47),
Marvel's SPELLBOUND #2 (Apr'52),
Youthful's BEWARE #10 (Jun'52),
Ziff-Davis's NIGHTMARE #2 (Fall'52),
Continental's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 (1960),
Co-Operative's SUNDAY EXTRA (Apr.66),
Temporae's EL MONJE LOCO #40 (Sep 4, 1968),
Skywald's SCREAM #2 (Oct'73), and
De La Parra's MINI TERROR #430 (Jan 15, 1975)
Given all that, this one may be one of the most STUNNING to date!
Kicking off this issue's stellar array of talent is Jose Ortiz, who I've seen do countless stories for Warren, as well as the 3rd SABRE storyline with writer Don McGregor.
Oh, by the way-- this is the 9th out of 26 Warren POE adaptations!!
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / February 1975)
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos / Art by JOSE ORTIZ / Page 7
cover by KEN KELLY (Garbo / Spain / July 1975)
from CREEPY #67, 69, 70, and EERIE #12!
cover by KEN KELLY (Publicness / France / 1975)
cover by KEN KELLY (K.G. Murray / Australia / 1976)
from CREEPY #62, 69 & 70.
GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by KEN KELLY (Interpresse / Denmark / 1976)
KRIPTA APRESENTA EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by ?? (RGE / Rio Grafica Editora Globo / Portugal / June 1980)
CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Toutain Editor / Spain / 1980)
cover by SEGRELLES (Campus Editions / France / March-Apr 1981)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Volksverlag / Germany / 1981)
EDGAR ALLAN POE / CREEPY SPECIAL
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Semic Press / The Netherlands / 1982)
GESPENSTER GESCHICHTEN 737
cover by ?? (Bastei Verlag / Germany / 19??)
CREEPY ARCHIVES Volume Fifteen
cover by KEN KELLY (Dark Horse Comics / February 2013)
Scan of cover painting from the Ken Kelly Fantasy Art site.
Scan of CREEPY #69 cover from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scans of CREEPY #69 interiors from the Archive.org site.
Special thanks to Patrick Ford & David Lawrence
for their help pointing me to that site
and supplying me a direct link to download the scans from.
Scan of VAMPUS #47 from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY #18 (K.G. Murray) from the GCD site.
Scan of GRU PRAESENTERER: KLASSISKE GYS EDGAR ALLAN POE
from the ComicWiki_DK site.
Scan of KRIPTA APRESENTA EDGAR ALLAN POE
from the Gibihouse site.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
from the Whakoom site.
Scan of FANTASTIK #2 from the Bethedique site.
Scan of EDGAR POE from the Mexifast.com site.
Scan of EDGAR POE interior page from the Monster Magazine World blog.
Scan of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of GESPENSTER GESCHICHTEN #737 from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.
Scan of Jose Ortiz self-portrait from the Entrecomics site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poeat The Poe Museum site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Spark Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Cliff Notes site.
Read about THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at the Shmoop site.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.
See the PENDULUM Gallery of Illustrations.
Hear the Basil Rathbone PIT AND THE PENDULUM recording!
See the Vincent Price PIT AND THE PENDULUM performance!
Hear the Henry Hull SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 24 / 1-12-1943)
Hear the Jose Ferrer SUSPENSE episode! (ep. 273 / 11-28-1947)
Hear the Vincent Price SUSPENSE episode! (ep.724 / 11-10-1957)
Hear the Raymond Burr SUSPENSE episode! (ep.805 / 6-7-1959)
Hear the Tony Roberts CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode! (3-4-1975)
Read the Gus Schrotter PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the August M. Froehlich PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Russ Heath PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Doug Wildey PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Everett Raymond Kinstler PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gedeone Malagola PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Frank Bellamy PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Ruben Lara Romero PENDULUM adaptation!
See the Pablo Marcos PENDULUM tribute!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Arturo Cassilas PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Jose Ortiz PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Felipe Jimenez De La Rosa PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera PENDULUM illustrated story!
Read the Juan Sarompas PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Don McGregor / Rudy Mesina PENDULUM adaptation!
Read the Gerry Talaoc PENDULUM adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
(Continued in Poe 1975, Pt. 3)