Star*Reach was both a publishing company and a magazine, the work of comics writer-turned artists' agent Mike Friedrich. While he worked for a time in the early 70s at Marvel Comics, his efforts outside that company far out-stripped anything most fans tend to remember him for.
Which brings us to one of the strangest items yet in this entire POE project...
This was the 12th version of this, following...
EC's MAD #9 (Feb-Mar'54),
EC's MAD #46 (Apr'59),
EC's MAD #55 (Jun'60),
Dell's THE RAVEN Movie Classic (Sep'63),
Taika's A CRIPTA #2 (1968),
EC's MAD #125 (Mar'69),
Warren's CREEPY #67 (Dec'74),
Skywald's SCREAM #11 (Mar'75),
EC's MAD #181 (Mar'76), and
Charlton's HAUNTED #28 (Apr'76)
...the last one a little over 3 years earlier.
What could be more off-beat than Kurtzman & Elder, Drucker, or Ditko, you might ask?
Wait 'til you see the work of Jeff Bonivert...
Art by JEFF BONIVERT
Yes, this has been reprinted...
GRAPHIC CLASSICS: EDGAR ALLAN POE
cover by LISA K. WEBER (Eureka Productions / 2001)
cover by ?? (Eureka productions / 2004)
my 1st exposure to Jeff Bonivert's art...
DOC STEARN... MR. MONSTER 4
cover by JEFF BONIVERT (Eclipse Enterprises / December 1985)
Scan of STAR*REACH #17 cover from the Midtown Comics site.
Scans of STAR*REACH #17 from the Comic Art Fans site
Special thanks to Christian Stoklas.
Scans of GRAPHIC CLASSICS from the GCD site.
Scan of DOC STEARN... MR. MONSTER #4 cover
from my collection.
Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.
Read about Star Reach at Wikipedia.
Read about Mike Friedrich at Wikipedia.
Read about Jeff Bonivert at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Read about Jeff Bonivert at the Graphic Classics site.
Read about Basil Rathbone at Wikipedia.
Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about Christopher Lee at Wikipedia.
Read about The Raven at Wikipedia.
Read the complete poem at the Poetry Foundation site.
Hear the Basil Rathbone recording!
See the Vincent Price performance!
Hear the Christopher Lee recording!
Read the Harvey Kurtzman / Will Elder RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Wally Wood RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Mort Drucker RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Frank Springer RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Nico Rosso RAVEN adaptation!
Read the 2 George Woodbridge RAVEN adaptations!
Read the Richard Corben RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Peter Cappiello RAVEN adaptation!
Read the Paul Coker, Jr. RAVEN adaptation! (coming soon!)
Read the Steve Ditko RAVEN story!
Read the Jeff Bonivert RAVEN adaptation!
See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!
Graphic Classics' books are currently in print--
go to the GRAPHIC CLASSICS site to BUY your own copies!!!
(Continued in Poe 1979, Pt. 2)