ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR 7
"DESCIDA NO MAELSTROM!"
(IN COLOR w/ English Translation)
Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika were 3 names used by the same small publisher in Brazil. The work of artists Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado, they produced some wonderful comics, many of them in the horror genre, each doing many gorgeous, stunning cover paintings!
I have discovered, between my own researches and the IMMENSE help of artist and fellow fan Toni Rodrigues, that Continental / Outubro / Taika during their run produced at least 25 POE adaptations-- MORE than Skywald or Warren !! It's my intention to compile, clean up, TRANSLATE and COLOR every one of these for my POE blog project!!
ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7, as it turns out, and not counting issue-long stories, was the 4th ALL-POE comic anthology, following Gilberton's CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #40 (Aug'47), CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #84 (Jun'51), and Dell's Poe's TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63), the last one 4 years earlier. The next such book would be Gino Sansoni Editore's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17 (Sep'69), some 2 years later, followed by until Warren's CREEPY #69 (Feb'75), some 5-1/2 years after that!
Third up, and 19th in line from the publisher, that horrific ordeal...
"A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM"
The comics debut of this story, another one of POE's "nautical disaster" tales. Sea-going journeys in the 19th Century were fraught with peril, and like many other popular writers of the time, POE spent several of his stories chronicling worst-case scenarios in that genre, among them "THE OBLONG BOX", "MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE", and "THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM".
This was one of 8 POE stories that Toni Rodrigues e-mailed me hi-res scans of, all at the same! It was a total surprise when I saw it. Between it being, admittedly, one of my LEAST-favorite POE stories, and it being yet another collaboration of artists "Edegar" and Ignacio Justo, I haven't exactly been looking forward to tackling it. Still, I was determined to give it my best effort, as always.
This was Edegar & Justo's 4th of 6 POE adaptations! ENJOY!
ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR 7
cover by NICO ROSSO (Editora Taika / Brazil / 1968)
"DESCIDA NO MAELSTROM"
("A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM") / Version 1
Adaptation by Francisco De Assis /
Art by IGNACIO JUSTO & "EDEGAR" / Page 43
Copyright (C) Edegar, Ignacio Justo & Editora Taika.
English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.
Scans of ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #7 from Toni Rodrigues
with special thanks!
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at The Poe Museum site.
Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
Read about A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM
at the Cummings Study Guide site.
Read the complete short story at the Poe Stories.com site.
See the MAELSTROM Gallery of Images.
Read the "Edegar" & Ignacio Justo MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Franco Caprioli MAELSTROM adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Cesar Lopez Vera MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Adolpho Usero Abellan MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Guido Del Carpio Rivera MAELSTROM illustrated story!
Read the Armando Sanchez MAELSTROM illustrated story!
Read the Novedades Editores MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the David Guell MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Raffaele Della Monica MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Alessandro Baggi MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" HOP FROG adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" VALDEMAR adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" MAELSTROM adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" ANNABEL LEE adaptation!
Read the Ignacio Justo & "Edegar" IMP adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
Don't miss the EPIC conclusion... coming up next!!!
(Continued in Poe 1968, Pt. 9)