Friday, January 8, 2016

Poe 1962, Pt. 4

(Continued from Poe 1962, Pt. 3)
 

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  24
"OS DENTES DE BERENICE"

     (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!!

6th up, a story that proved elusive for quite some time...

     "BERENICE".

This was the 1st comics version of this story.  It wouldn't be the last!

I ran across this during my search, listed on the cover of SPEKTRO #3 (Editora Vecchi / Oct'77). While many issues of that series have been posted online in their entirety, this one... hasn't.  Via a blog (found during another online search), I discovered the artist was Flavio Barbosa Mavignier Colin, whose career spanned several decades and multiple art styles.  And, as I suspected (following my investigations into Luiz Saidenberg's "O Gato Preto"), the SPEKTRO appearance was a reprint!  The story had actually debuted in the early 1960s, in an issue of CLASSICOS DE TERROR.

But WHICH one?  I don't know for sure.  Through a process of elimination, it seems most likely it was CDT #8, as fellow fan Toni Rodrigues has told me he has every issue from #1-20, except #8.  Further, when I initially set this page up, I only had 2 pages (from a blog).  But I figured, what the heck.  I'll put 'em up ANYWAY.  A 3rd later turned up (from a selling site).  Despite only having these 3 pages, I did the English translation.

Then, on May 7, 2017-- just about 2 YEARS after I first became aware of it-- I happened to check out the GDQ database site page for this series, and, to my astonishment, someone had posted the cover for issue #24!  Up until that moment, I could only be sure there had been 22 issues.  And, there is was-- under a glorious Jayme Cortez cover.

The GDQ lists the people who upload covers, and I got in touch with Marcelo Ferreira Antunes, asking if there was any chance of his supplying me with scans.  Again-- to my amazement, 2 days later, he sent them by e-mail.  WOW!!!  Toni Rodrigues has told me that when Vecchi reprinted the story in SPEKTRO, they had somehow totally re-formatted it.  HE WASN'T KIDDING!!!  Naturally, after wanting to get my hands on this for so long, whatever else I was in the middle of got put on hold, so I could tackle this one NEXT.

I've really gotten to love Flavio Colin's simple, graphic, "cartoony" style.  Which makes his earlier, more "realistic" style here all the more of a surprise.  He may be the ONLY cartoonist in Brazil I've run across whose work was clearly inspired by Frank Robbins!

This would be his 1st of 4 POE adaptations.

CLASSICOS DE TERROR  24
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Outubro  /  Brazil  /  1962)
"OS DENTES DE BERENICE"
     ("THE TEETH OF BERENICE")  /  Version 1
Adaptation & Artwork by FLAVIO BARBOSA MAVIGNIER COLIN  /  Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Here's the reprint.  I can't help but note this 1977 cover painting, in part, pays tribute to the movie poster for the 1972 Amicus film, "TALES FROM THE CRYPT".

SPEKTRO  3
cover by CARLOS CLORGA   (Editora Vecchi  /  Brazil  /  October 1977)

"BERENICE"  /  Version 1   (Re-Formatted Reprint)
Adaptation & Art by FLAVIO BARBOSA MAVIGNIER COLIN   (excerpt)
Page 1

Page 56
Page 57
Back cover by RAFAEL LOPEZ ESPI
As a bonus, here's some examples of Flavio Colin's later work...
HOTEL DO TERROR
cover by FLAVIO COLIN   (OTA  /  1994)

Flavio Colin at work.
Flavio Colin at home.
Copyright (C) Flavio Colin,  Editora Continental  
     &  the various artists & publishers.
New Color & English Translation Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Henry R. Kujawa


Scans of CLASSICOS DE TERROR #24

     supplied by Marcelo Ferreira Antunes
     with special thanks!

Scan of SPEKTRO #3 cover from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
Scan of SPEKTRO #3 page 1 from the Mercado Livre site.
Scans of SPEKTRO #3 interiors from the Enquantoisso-Patati blog.
Scan of SPEKTRO #3 back cover from the Canibuk site.
Scan of "A Longa Noite Dos Gatos" from the Gibisaurus blog.
Scan of HOTEL DO TERROR from the Banca Dos Gibis Brazucas blog.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
Read about Edgar Allen Poe at Wikipedia.

Read about Editora Continental / Outubro / Taika at Guia Dos Quadrinhos.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Wikipedia.
Read about Jayme Cortez Martins at Bigorna.net.

Visit the Jayme Cortez blog!
 
Read about Flavio Colin at Wikipedia.
Read about Flavio Colin at the UniversoHQ site.
Read about Flavio Colin at the Bigorna.net site.
Read about Flavio Colin at the Lambiek Comiclopedia site.
Visit the Flavio Colin Facebook page!


Read about Rafael Lopez Espi at Wikipedia.
Visit the Lopez Espi website!
Visit the Lopez Espi Facebook page!
See more Lopez Espi art at the Comic Art Fans site.

See more covers from Editora Outubro at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Taika at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
See more covers from Editora Vecchi at the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Read about Vincent Price at Wikipedia.
Read about THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER at Wikipedia.

Read about Berenice at Wikipedia.
Read the complete story at the EAP.org site.

Hear the Vincent Price recording!
Hear the CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER episode!

Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!  (coming soon!)
Read the Jerry Grandenetti BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Edegar & Ignacio Justo BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Carlos Moro BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Agustin Carrasco BERENICE adaptation! (coming soon!)

Read the Ricardo Villamonte BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Isidro Mones BERENICE adaptation!
     (Coming soon:)
Read the Vicente Cebello Peinado BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Richard Corben BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Omar Hirsig BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Jose Aviles BERENICE adaptation!  (AT HIS BLOG!)
Read the Alineromero9 BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jose Pimentel Neto BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Nelson Evergreen BERENICE adaptation!
Read the Jack Bertram BERENICE adaptation!

Read the Luca Frasca BERENICE adaptation!

     Misc.:
Read the Flavio Colin BERENICE adaptation!   (coming soon!)
Read the Flavio Colin MORELLA adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH adaptation!
Read the Flavio Colin METZENGERSTEIN adaptation!   (coming soon!)

See my Edgar Allan Poe overview at this very blog!

(Continued in Poe 1963, Pt. 1)