Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Poe 1969, Pt. 6

(Continued from Poe 1969, Pt. 5)

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  17
"IL GATO NERO"

     (IN COLOR  w/ English Translation)

Gino Sansoni Editore was a publisher in Italy active in the 1960s & 70s.

Like Société Parisienne d'Édition's MONDIAL AVENTURES in France, Sansoni's I CLASSICI A FUMETTI was an attempt to emulate the success and subject matter of Gilberton's wildy-successful CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.  The series was done in a tiny digest format, in B&W, with 2-3 panels per page.  It appears to have run at least 28 issues from 1967-70, and included a number of adapations not done in Gilberton's entire run.  Many of the stories focused on beautiful, sexy women, something reflected in most of their covers.

Among them were a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations.

Second in line...

     "THE BLACK CAT"

     This was the 8th version of the story, following...
Charlton's YELLOWJACKET COMICS #1 (Sep'44),
EC's THE HAUNT OF FEAR #15 [1] (May-Jun'50),  
St. John's NIGHTMARE #12 (Apr'54), 
Outubro's CLASSICOS DE TERROR #14 (1961),  
Dell's Movie Classic TALES OF TERROR (Feb'63),  
Taika's ALBUM CLASSICOS DE TERROR #8 (1968)
Novaro's VIDAS ILUSTRES #195 (Oct'68),
     ...the latter only 11 months earlier!

The art was by Gino Dauro, who did a lot of work in both France and ItalyDaro's simple, straightforward style that focused entirely on storytelling might make him Italy's answer to Dick Ayers.  (I know that's a stretch, but I enjoy doing such things.)

This was his 2nd of 4 Poe adaptations.

The English translation this time around required a lot more work on my part, as, like many feature films or TV adaptations, this version of the story was very much "fleshed out" and not a literal retelling of Poe's original.  Despite this, I still managed to use some authentic Poe text, an example being the narration on Page 1.

I CLASSICI A FUMETTI  17
cover by SERGIO ZANIBONI    
     (Gino Sansoni Editore  /  Italy  /  September 1969)
"IL GATO NERO"
     ("THE BLACK CAT")  /  Version 8
Adaptation by Michelle Gazzarri  /  Art by GINO DAURO  /  Page 1

Pages 2-3
Pages 4-5
Pages 6-7
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
Pages 12-13
Pages 14-15
Pages 16-17
Pages 18-19
Pages 20-21
Don't go away!  Our story will continue...

Copyright
(C) Gino Dauro,  Sergio Zaniboni  &  Gino Sansoni Editore.

English Translation & New Color Copyright (C) 2016 Henry R. Kujawa.

Scans of I CLASSICI A FUMETTI #17

     from MY collection!

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa.

For more:
Read about Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia.


Read about Gino Sansoni at the Magliarossonera.it site.
See I CLASSICI A FUMETTI covers at the Comic Vine site.

Read about Gino Dauro at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
 

Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.
Read about Norman Rose at Wikipedia.

Read about THE BLACK CAT at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the Poe Stories site.

Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
Hear the Norman Rose CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!


Read the Bill Allison BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Johnny Craig BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the St. John Publishing BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Luiz Saidenberg BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the Fran Matera BLACK CAT adaptation!
 
Read the Juarez Odilon BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Editorial Novaro BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Gino Dauro BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the Miguel Gomez Esteban BLACK CAT adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Arturo Arnau BLACK CAT adaptation!   (coming soon!)

Read the Claudio Seto BLACK CAT adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Berni Wrightson BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Ricardo Villamonte BLACK CAT adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Editorial Maisal BLACK CAT illustrated story!
Read the Arturo Cassilas BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the Alberto Breccia BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Josef Hutchinson BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the John Watkiss BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Horacio Lalia BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the David Mangiarotti BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the Gris Grimly BLACK CAT illustrated story!
Read the Richard Sala BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Luis Scafati BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Gerry Analguilan BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the James Fletcher BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the S.M. Vidaurri BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Xavier Besse BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the "Alineromero9" BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Fabian Goranson BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the David G. Fores BLACK CAT adaptation!

Read the La Storietaen BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Edu Molina BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the H.A. Kinani BLACK CAT adaptation!
Read the Nino Cammarata BLACK CAT adaptation!

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1969, Pt. 7