Sunday, March 12, 2006

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror + Out of This World #2!

Here's a bit of an anomaly for your (re)consideration - now this is after all a horror comic, from the early 60's, with art by EC veteran George Evans.... and it has no Comics' Code stamp! I assume both Gold Key and Dell held that their content was so tame that it wasn't necessary to submit it for approval to the Code. As a result, certain things, well.... slipped under the radar so to speak. Perhaps not Evans at his best (I will say i feel the art looks a bit hurried in places) but considering what was being published by Marvel and DC at the time, this is pretty spooky, gothic, atmospheric stuff from one of the stars of EC. I also feel that George captures the likenesses of the actors very well in most of the panels, and since this was always a big problem with the movie adaption comics, hats off to him. All in all, this is a pretty nice comic version of one of the better AIP films from their Poe cycle in the 1960's - starring Vincent Price (natch!) with Basil Rathbone co-starring in the "Valdemar" episode and Peter Lorre's amazing performance in "The Black Cat" adaption, which screenwriter Richard Matheson wisely blends Poe's storyline from "Black Cat" with elements from "A Cask of Amontillado". A nice art job from an overlooked maestro! I also re-processed both these pdfs, so it's more like a redone re-post than just a repost (huh?).
Click here to download the Dell Comics movie adaption of the Roger Corman film "Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror" as a pdf!

Now this SF pulp from Avon had a great 32 page comic insert featuring Kenton of the Star Patrol by Joe Kubert and Crom the Barbarian by John Guinta!
Click here to download Out of This World #2 (Comic Insert) as a pdf!

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