2 months and 1 issue after Warren did an all-POE issue of CREEPY, they did another one, making for a total of 13 POE stories in only 5 months from them! It blows my mind to think that in all the years I've been a fan of Warren's output, I was never aware of these issues-- and never had them in my collection. Well, at least thanks to the internet, I have finally been able to read their contents-- and, share them with whoever is reading this blog!
The 4th in CREEPY #70 was one that had only been done in comics once before... "SHADOW".
This was the 2nd comics version of this story, following...
Taika's A CRIPTA #1 (1968)
...some 7 years earlier.
As it happens, this adaptation also includes elements from "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH", which had been done 12 times before. It was previously adapted in...
Marvel's ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS #4 (Spring'52),
Charlton's THE THING #2 (Apr'52),
Continental's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #9 (1960),
Marvel's STRANGE TALES #83 (Apr'61),
Dell's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Movie Classic (Aug-Oct'64),
Warren's EERIE #12 (Nov'67),
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #3 (1967),
Marvel's CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #2 (Dec'69),
Promethean's PROMETHEAN ENTERPRISES #2 (May'70),
Milano Libri's LINUS #91 (Oct'72),
Doncel's TRINCA EXTRA DE NAVIDAD (Dec'72), and
Skywald's PSYCHO #20 (Aug'74)
...the last, just 8 months earlier.
Returning for his 3rd of 3 POE adaptations for Warren was the unique stylist, Richard Corben. Unlike his fellow Warren artists, this would prove to be, in the long run, FAR from his final stab at the author's work.
Once again, for those counting... this is the 18th out of 26 Warren POE adaptations!!
cover by KEN KELLY (Warren Publishing / April 1975)
(including "THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH" / Version 13)
Adaptation by Richard Margopoulos / Art by RICHARD CORBEN / Page 29
Unsurprisingly, given it's Corben, this one's been reprinted more times than most.
cover by KEN KELLY (Publicness / France / 1975)
Shadow" was reprinted in this ALL-Corben issue...
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Warren / September 1977)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Toutain Editor / Spain / 1980)
cover by SEGRELLES (Campus Editions / France / March-Apr 1981)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Volksverlag / Germany / 1981)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Semic Press / The Netherlands / 1982)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Catalan Communications / September 1985)
cover by ERTUGRUL EDIRNE (Bastei Verlag / Germany / 1986)
cover by RICHARD CORBEN (Dark Horse Comics / 2012)
cover by KEN KELLY (Dark Horse Comics / February 2013)
Copyright (C) Richard Corben,
Warren Publishing and the various publishers.
Scans of EERIE #86 from my collection.
Scan of CREEPY #70 cover from the Heritage Auctions site.
Scan of CREEPY #25 (France) from eBay.
Scan of CREEPY RINDE TRIBUTO A EDGAR ALLAN POE
from the Whakoom.com 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.
Scans of the CREEPY SPECIAL from the Catawiki.com site.
Scan of the Catalan EDGAR ALLAN POE from my collection.
Scan of GESPENSTER-GESCHICHTEN Prasentiert: #4 Edgar Allan Poe
from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN from the GCD site.
Scan of CREEPY PRESENTS RICHARD CORBEN interior
from the World Of The Nerd Online site.
Scan of CREEPY ARCHIVES VOLUME FIFTEEN from the GCD site.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
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