I didn't know there were so many! It would be great to have an omnibus!
The Dark Horse stories were all collected in a book called "SPIRITS OF THE DEAD". The Marvel Max "HAUNT OF HORROR" were all collected in a single colume. The Warrens were collected in both CREEPY ARCHIVES and a special all-Corben book. The one Pacific book... well, that's been reprinted as well.
I guess it's like some recording artists who've moved from record label to label over the years...
10-15-19 addition: The DH "SPIRITS" hardbound contained 1 "extra" story. I hate when they do that. Guess what? They just did a TPB edition. That has 1 MORE "extra" story! I'm glad I skipped the hardbound. As soon as I get a chance, I'll be going after the paperback.
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In 1910, John Rea Neill did a GORGEOUS book illustrating 3 POE poems that I would absolutely love to get my hands on!!! I've seen copies on sale online, but they're WAYYYYY out of my price range. I've assembled what scans of pages I have been able to find in the meantime. Some years later, Neill became famous for illustrating a large number of Frank L. Baum's "OZ" books. Some of those originals can be found for reasonable prices online.
THE RAVEN, ANNABEL LEE and THE BELLS (The Reilly & Britton Company / Chicago / 1910) art by John Rea Neill
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Post by Mister Spaceman on Mar 17, 2019 15:58:59 GMT -5
Are you familiar with Dino Battaglia's Poe adaptations from the late Sixties and early Seventies? They're uniformly wonderful and have been collected in this volume (no English language version though):
As a matter of fact... someone a couple years back e-mailed me nice scans of the 8 Battaglia stories that tend to be collected together. Since then, I have BOUGHT the 2 magazines with the "other" stories that were published in a different, larger, and color format, so that I had all 10.
There were several artists who had managed to do 9 POE adaptations-- but Battaglia was the record-holder, until a few years ago when Corban completely passed him and then just kept going.
So far... I have processed the first 3 Battaglias. I remember the first one, "KING PEST", and for a day or two, just staring at the art, and wondering... should I even DO this? I mean, there was so much detail in his art... was it "right" for me to tamper with them in any way?
Eventually... I did. And MAN. Was I glad I did. The 3 Battaglias I've done so far... "KING PEST", "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER" and "LADY LIGEIA", all became among my TOP FAVORITES so far in the entire project!!!!!
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Here's a WEIRD one. Ferdinand Huszti Horvath did work for Disney's cartoons from 1934-37. But before that, he did this POE book. This is another one where I haven't been able to find an original for a price I can afford. But in 1990, a very disturbing Eclipse anthology included it as a reprint. The GCD had it listed in the WRONG book, so it became a rare instance where I had to return an order to a seller, then buy the correct book from someone else, to get the pages so I could scan them in. This looks very interesting... even Frank Thorne thought it was very cool. But I'd love to get the original book.
THE RAVEN (Dodd, Mead & Company / New York / 1930) art by Ferdinand Huszti Horvath
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And now, we come to the earliest actual "comic-book" in the project!!
CLASSIC COMICS 17 (Gilberton / January 1944) cover by Louis Zansky
"THE BELLS" / art by Rolland Livingstone
You're not imagining things-- I actually had the nerve to replace the lettering.
At some point, Gilberton CUT their page count-- and this included reprints of earlier issues. Usually the stories were edited, but in some cases, short back-up features were just eliminated. As a result, this poem was NEVER reprinted. i got my hands on it because a huge fan of these books actually had the original comic and sent me scans!!
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