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What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it - along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. Collects Haunt of Horror #1-3 and extras.


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What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror-comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and longtime collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned as they offer up wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each adaptation is hauntingly rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it - along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. Collects Haunt of Horror #1-3 and extras.

30 review for Edgar Allan Poe's Haunt of Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    Great art but many of the narratives were difficult to follow. Poetry is lost on me, I'm afraid. The Lovecraft volume is better, as is Spirits of the Dead published by Dark Horse. Great art but many of the narratives were difficult to follow. Poetry is lost on me, I'm afraid. The Lovecraft volume is better, as is Spirits of the Dead published by Dark Horse.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rao Javed

    Good effort I'd say...it was good to read. Though they were not exactly the kind of think we will say adaptation but rather inspiration and it was fine job done Good effort I'd say...it was good to read. Though they were not exactly the kind of think we will say adaptation but rather inspiration and it was fine job done

  3. 5 out of 5

    Leonardo

    La literatura de terror y las historietas han compartido el desprecio de la crítica literaria seria (ya sea la que estudia a los clásicos o la que se desvive por cualquier cosa que se presente como vanguardista). Aunque, esta situación ha ido cambiando y actualmente se reconocen los logros artísticos y culturales de ambos géneros, afortunadamente esto no le ha arrancado a ambos géneros su condición de "literatura pop". Así es que las magistrales adaptaciones de las obras de dos grandes del terro La literatura de terror y las historietas han compartido el desprecio de la crítica literaria seria (ya sea la que estudia a los clásicos o la que se desvive por cualquier cosa que se presente como vanguardista). Aunque, esta situación ha ido cambiando y actualmente se reconocen los logros artísticos y culturales de ambos géneros, afortunadamente esto no le ha arrancado a ambos géneros su condición de "literatura pop". Así es que las magistrales adaptaciones de las obras de dos grandes del terror, Poe y Lovecraft,a manos de un grande de los cómics, Corben, resulta un encuentro, en su mayor parte, afortunado. Curiosamente, los textos mejor logrados son las adaptaciones de los poemas de ambos escritores. Corben convierte los poemas en narrativas visuales de gran fuerza y plasticidad. Menos afortunadas resultan algunas de las adaptaciones de los cuentos, en particular en el caso de las obras de Lovecraft (pero, hay que admitir que la mayoría de las adaptaciones visuales de Lovecraft difícilmente consiguen ser convincentes, particularmente en el cine), pero no dejan de ser entretenidas y visualmente logradas.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Đorđe Bajić

    Korben je, uz pomoć Riča Margopulosa, Poovu poemu "Gavran" uspešno adaptirao za "Creepy". Verzija za "Leglo strave" je znatno slabija – ne samo crtački, već i scenaristički (ovo se posebno odnosi na jeftini preokret na kraju koji ne postoji kod Poa). "Usnula" je istinski jezovita vampirska nadogradnja istoimene Poove pesme (sa primesama Kingovog "Salemova"), dok je strip verzija "Crva pobenika" krajnje bizarna naučnofantastična estravaganca (glavna junakinja Korbenove verzije, namerno ili slučaj Korben je, uz pomoć Riča Margopulosa, Poovu poemu "Gavran" uspešno adaptirao za "Creepy". Verzija za "Leglo strave" je znatno slabija – ne samo crtački, već i scenaristički (ovo se posebno odnosi na jeftini preokret na kraju koji ne postoji kod Poa). "Usnula" je istinski jezovita vampirska nadogradnja istoimene Poove pesme (sa primesama Kingovog "Salemova"), dok je strip verzija "Crva pobenika" krajnje bizarna naučnofantastična estravaganca (glavna junakinja Korbenove verzije, namerno ili slučajno, podseća na Sigorni Viver iz vremena prvog "Osmog putnika"). Klasično "Izdajničko srce" je dobilo nenadahnutu ali vernu adaptaciju, dok su "Duhovi mrtvih" obogaćeni snažnom antirasističkom porukom. "Eulalija", "Izrafel" i "Najsrećniji" dan su najslabiji segmenti i nemaju puno veze sa Poom. Atmosferično "Jezero" (još jedna saradnja sa Ričom Margopulosom) pun je pogodak, dok poslednji segment, "Berenisa", prilično zaostaje za efektnim originalom. Još: http://citymagazine.rs/clanak/prikaz-...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Eguren

    El año pasado fallecía Richard Corben y, como tantos otros grandes artistas, parece que debe abandonarnos para que empecemos a reivindicar su figura. No me salvo, porque si bien lo he disfrutado en diversas obras a lo largo de los años, poco he hablado de él y de cómo su creación me descubrió a H. P. Lovecraft. Para poner remedio a ello, empezaremos por uno de sus homenajes a los escritores clásicos del género del terror, pero no nos centraremos en el autor de Providence (ya llegará...), sino en El año pasado fallecía Richard Corben y, como tantos otros grandes artistas, parece que debe abandonarnos para que empecemos a reivindicar su figura. No me salvo, porque si bien lo he disfrutado en diversas obras a lo largo de los años, poco he hablado de él y de cómo su creación me descubrió a H. P. Lovecraft. Para poner remedio a ello, empezaremos por uno de sus homenajes a los escritores clásicos del género del terror, pero no nos centraremos en el autor de Providence (ya llegará...), sino en el que influyó con fuerza al padre de los primigenios: Edgar Allan Poe. Reinventando a Poe Edgar Allan Poe: la Guarida del Horror es un tomo que recopila una miniserie de tres números, compuesta de diversas adaptaciones de poemas y relatos del escritor de Baltimore; todas ellas realizadas por Richard Corben y Rich Margopoulos. En ella, podemos disfrutar de El cuervo, La durmiente, El gusano conquistador, El corazón acusador, El espíritu de los muertos, Eulalia, El lago, Izrafel, El día más feliz y Berenice. Más allá de ser simples adaptaciones, Corben y Margopoulos toman la idea o lo que les transmite la obra de Poe para reinventarla. Empieza con cierta timidez con El cuervo, donde convierten al protagonista en el asesino de la enigmática dama (la única escrita y dibujada en solitario por Corben, quien ya había adaptado en otras ocasiones a Poe), pero respetan gran parte del poema, para llegar al punto en Izrafel, El día más feliz y Berenice, donde hablan de mafiosos, un hombre que planea una venganza contra sus antiguos compañeros del instituto o un dentista obsesionado con la dentadura de una paciente. Por todo eso, destaco estos cómics como pequeñas historias que logran crear algo nuevo, sin sacrificar el espíritu del tormento que acompaña a las creaciones del padre de Ligeia, Morella o los hermanos Usher. Todas estas historias en blanco y negro captan perfectamente el estilo único de Richard Corben. Es un dibujo que puede impactar al comienzo: los rasgos de los rostros, las figuras feístas, el retorcimiento de las sombras, las características del cómic underground… Sin embargo, es el dibujo perfecto para estas historias sobre la obsesión, la maldad y la perversidad de nuestras mentes. Nadie dibuja como Corben. No olvidemos los inicios del dibujante trabajando para revistas como Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella o incluso Heavy Metal, que dieron luego paso a sus colaboraciones con Marvel, DC Comics o Dark Horse. Nunca sacrificó su estilo. Es así cómo el dibujo de Corben nos traslada a aquellas primeras revistas de terror baratas, las que desearon censurar algunos, pero nosotros encontrábamos, escondíamos y leíamos en la oscuridad, bajo la luz de una tímida linterna que conjuraba los horrores a nuestro alrededor. Es loable que, frente a otros autores que deciden ser demasiado académicos, el guionista Rich Margopoulos decida contar sus propias historias (a partir de lo que le sugieren las originales) y adaptándolas a nuevos tiempos. Él también se fogueó en las revistas de terror donde trabajaba Corben y llegó a colaborar con grandes editoriales como Marvel. Hay un aire de transgresión que crea relatos altamente perturbadores donde es tan importante lo que se cuenta como lo que se sugiere en este ambiente sórdido, pútrido y malsano que recubre estas historias. Muchas de ellas, por supuesto, cuentan con el giro final para impactar al lector, pero otras crean sensaciones dignas de pesadilla. La crítica continúa aquí

  6. 4 out of 5

    Val Sarmiento

    ¿Se supone que esto tenía que dar miedo? Yo amo a Poe, y todo lo que este hombre escibe me parece fascinante, y la idea de llevar sus poemas y relatos al cómic me encanta, la idea central de toda está novela grafica en sí es muy buena. Ya he visto en varias ocasiones cómo se adaptan poemas al cómic, donde ocurre una historia paralela relacionanda con las palabras del poeta, y es una ¿tecnica? ¿figura literaria? (en fin) que me encanta un montón. Pero el gran problema con esste cómic son las ilust ¿Se supone que esto tenía que dar miedo? Yo amo a Poe, y todo lo que este hombre escibe me parece fascinante, y la idea de llevar sus poemas y relatos al cómic me encanta, la idea central de toda está novela grafica en sí es muy buena. Ya he visto en varias ocasiones cómo se adaptan poemas al cómic, donde ocurre una historia paralela relacionanda con las palabras del poeta, y es una ¿tecnica? ¿figura literaria? (en fin) que me encanta un montón. Pero el gran problema con esste cómic son las ilustraciones que son tan horribles que me hicieron indigeribles todas las historias aquí narradas, son feas hasta decir basta, y el entintado solo las hacía más insufribles, el abuso de los tonos negros hacía que todo ocurriera en un montón de sombras y cuando se lograba ver más allá de tanto negro te topabas con las feas ilustraciones. Para ser sincera leí las primeras historias, y luego me salte hasta las partes donde estaban los poemas, que era realmente lo único que me interesaba. Dos estrellas pues... porque es Poe.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mouse

    Pretty interesting and gruesome adaptations, somewhat reminiscent of anthologies like Heavy Metal Magazine or the old EC comics Tales From the Crypt! The black and white adds that Twilight Zone type vibe to the book and black blood is always sort of cool (think original Psycho). Richard Corben is one of those old school horror masters sort of like Bernie Wrightson, Len Wein, HR Giger, John Carpenter, or even Stephen King. He put his spin on this and if you’ve ever seen any of his other stuff the Pretty interesting and gruesome adaptations, somewhat reminiscent of anthologies like Heavy Metal Magazine or the old EC comics Tales From the Crypt! The black and white adds that Twilight Zone type vibe to the book and black blood is always sort of cool (think original Psycho). Richard Corben is one of those old school horror masters sort of like Bernie Wrightson, Len Wein, HR Giger, John Carpenter, or even Stephen King. He put his spin on this and if you’ve ever seen any of his other stuff then you’ll be familiar with it. If you haven’t seen his stuff then make sure to check out his work on Vampirella, Heavy Metal, and tons more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Graziano

    Leggendo Poe t'appaiono miriadi di immagini per nulla paragonabili con quelle di qualsiasi disegnatore. ...dimmi quale nobile nome porti sulle plutonie rive della Notte. Disse il corvo: "Mai più". ...mentre le pazze idee che abitavano la regione dei sogni, erano divenute, più che non la materia della mia esistenza quotidiana, la mia esistenza medesima, in assoluto. Leggendo Poe t'appaiono miriadi di immagini per nulla paragonabili con quelle di qualsiasi disegnatore. ...dimmi quale nobile nome porti sulle plutonie rive della Notte. Disse il corvo: "Mai più". ...mentre le pazze idee che abitavano la regione dei sogni, erano divenute, più che non la materia della mia esistenza quotidiana, la mia esistenza medesima, in assoluto.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Noemi Seek

    Si bien no soy fan del tipo de ilustración con el que se realizaron las historietas me encantó la colección de cuentos y la manera, a mí gusto, en que se transformaron los poemas y cuentos de ambos autores. Un recomendable para la biblioteca de cualquier fan de la literatura de terror.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    I'm a big fan of Richard Corben, so I did enjoy this. But I'd say that some of the stories worked for me and some didn't. The stories are basically re-imaginings of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems. Most of them are kind of goofy, to be honest, but they've got great Corben artwork. I'm a big fan of Richard Corben, so I did enjoy this. But I'd say that some of the stories worked for me and some didn't. The stories are basically re-imaginings of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems. Most of them are kind of goofy, to be honest, but they've got great Corben artwork.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Devero

    Richard Corben è un disegnatore dallo stile estremamente particolare e personale. Se vi piace, e apprezzate Poe, questi racconti dovete leggerli.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ihor Kolesnyk

    Мало, але класне. Графіка крута.

  13. 5 out of 5

    David RS

    Buena opción para los amantes de las historias gráficas, pero en mi caso prefiero los poemas, me parecen una mejor construcción, más sustanciosos y un vuelo a la imaginación tremendo.

  14. 5 out of 5

    orunavo

    Loved the graphic adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpieces.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dlotempio

    Richard Corben has created a little cottage industry of Edgar Allen Poe Adaptations. He's been illustrating Poe stories since the 70s, and no one other illustrator tackles the job quite like Richard Corben. This collection of adaptations is remarkable in two ways. 1) Corben the artist is a unique artist at the top of his game. His idiosyncratic style has mastered lighting and renders everything - people, buildings, trees - in a tactile, squishy manner. Everything feels alive, which suits Poe well Richard Corben has created a little cottage industry of Edgar Allen Poe Adaptations. He's been illustrating Poe stories since the 70s, and no one other illustrator tackles the job quite like Richard Corben. This collection of adaptations is remarkable in two ways. 1) Corben the artist is a unique artist at the top of his game. His idiosyncratic style has mastered lighting and renders everything - people, buildings, trees - in a tactile, squishy manner. Everything feels alive, which suits Poe well since buildings and the dead are often "alive" in his stories. 2) Corben is fearless as an adaptor. All of these stories - with the slight exception of the Raven - take a nugget from the original story or poem and spin it into something different. The Conqueror Worm becomes a post-apocalyptic survival drama, for instance. I was disappointed in the brevity of the volume though. It's like a tease. I wanted some of the stories to continue. I wanted more stories in general. Also a dedicated fan of Edgar Allen Poe, or someone looking for a quick way to read Poe's stories, may be disquieted by these adaptations. They are faithful to the spirit of the text but UNFAITHFUL to the actual letters.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Fugo Feedback

    Mi política es, siempre que sea posible, leerme las obras originales antes que las adaptaciones. Y en este caso, tenía leída la mayoría de las obras de Poe que adapta Corben, y de todos modos vienen como bonus al final de cada historia (debería ser antes, pero bueh), así que me largué a leerlo de una. Y me encontré con varias sorpresas, tanto buenas como malas. Empecemos con las malas: Corben no sabe dibujar en perspectiva, ni es bueno definiendo la edad o la supuesta belleza o fealdad de los pe Mi política es, siempre que sea posible, leerme las obras originales antes que las adaptaciones. Y en este caso, tenía leída la mayoría de las obras de Poe que adapta Corben, y de todos modos vienen como bonus al final de cada historia (debería ser antes, pero bueh), así que me largué a leerlo de una. Y me encontré con varias sorpresas, tanto buenas como malas. Empecemos con las malas: Corben no sabe dibujar en perspectiva, ni es bueno definiendo la edad o la supuesta belleza o fealdad de los personajes, y algunas adaptaciones se pasan de fumadas, al punto de volver las historias difíciles de entender y, sobre todo, de disfrutar. Pero también tengamos en cuenta las buenas: a la hora de construir ambientes Corben es muy bueno, la mayoría de los relatos adaptados son muy buenos, y la particular visión y/o vuelta de tuerca que le dan los adaptadores a las piruetas de Poe son muy buenas, como el sorprendente final de El Cuervo. Ahora queda por ver si me leeré las adaptaciones de los cuentos de Lovecraft. Supongo que si también incluyen los relatos originales para poder compararlos, caen seguro.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Orrin Grey

    I really enjoyed the Lovecraft version of this that I read awhile back, but somehow Poe doesn't seem to benefit as much from the same treatment. Like with the Lovecraft one, they seem to be trying for at least a few less-often-adapted works, but some of them don't seem to have enough meat on the bone for the presentation. Here and there there's some really effective stuff. Richard Corben's evocation of the narrator's obsession with Berenice's teeth in "Berenice" is pretty great, but for the most I really enjoyed the Lovecraft version of this that I read awhile back, but somehow Poe doesn't seem to benefit as much from the same treatment. Like with the Lovecraft one, they seem to be trying for at least a few less-often-adapted works, but some of them don't seem to have enough meat on the bone for the presentation. Here and there there's some really effective stuff. Richard Corben's evocation of the narrator's obsession with Berenice's teeth in "Berenice" is pretty great, but for the most part I didn't care for it nearly as much. It gets an extra star because the presentation of the comic story followed by the original text is still brilliant, and the whole package is still pretty striking.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sergio

    The material on which this book is based is excellent, of that their is no question. The drawings are also fantastic. Richard Corben brings people to life and his imagination for the supernatural elements is terrific. The book is divided into two parts, the first one based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. The problem for me was that I'm not a very good reader of poetry, so I didn't enjoy it very much. Sometimes I struggled to connect the imagery with the original text. On the other hand, when The material on which this book is based is excellent, of that their is no question. The drawings are also fantastic. Richard Corben brings people to life and his imagination for the supernatural elements is terrific. The book is divided into two parts, the first one based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. The problem for me was that I'm not a very good reader of poetry, so I didn't enjoy it very much. Sometimes I struggled to connect the imagery with the original text. On the other hand, when I got to the H.P. Lovecraft section, I didn't have such a hard time understanding the nuances of the text, which made the reading much more enjoyable. One thing that stood out is the inclusion of the original works by Poe and Lovecraft, which made for a much richer experience, especially for those not familiar with all the works from these authors. In general, a fun read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jack

    This collection of comics based on Poe's work is hit and miss. Some of the stories were good, some weren't. All were at least loosely, and I mean LOOSELY, associated with some poem or short story of Poe's. Honestly, the attribution to Poe in at least half of the stories is tenuous at best, and I think they would operate better as stand alone stories, rather than cramming lines of Poe's poetry in with them. At times, the stories work. Other times, the writing of the dialogue cannot come close to This collection of comics based on Poe's work is hit and miss. Some of the stories were good, some weren't. All were at least loosely, and I mean LOOSELY, associated with some poem or short story of Poe's. Honestly, the attribution to Poe in at least half of the stories is tenuous at best, and I think they would operate better as stand alone stories, rather than cramming lines of Poe's poetry in with them. At times, the stories work. Other times, the writing of the dialogue cannot come close to matching the level of Poe's writing. That's no surprise really, but the effect can be jarring. There is just too many years and too much talent wedged in the divide between the two writers.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    I love Poe so I should have loved these adaptations. The artwork is beautiful, but most of the stories have a tenuous link to the original Poe poems and shorts, at best. You might be better served reading the old Warren magazines or EC Comics if you want to see it done better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Great Grey-Tone Richard Corben art. The story adaptations are a little groan-worthy, but at least they actually supply the original story or poem for the reader to re-read at the end end of each adaptation. Nice hardcover edition too.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Yosef Shapiro

    This is a graphic interpretation of many of Poe's famous stories . Until some cases, they used his actual text . In others, they based it on his ideas. In all cases, they included the original story afterwards so you can see the source material . This is a graphic interpretation of many of Poe's famous stories . Until some cases, they used his actual text . In others, they based it on his ideas. In all cases, they included the original story afterwards so you can see the source material .

  23. 4 out of 5

    J.M. Giovine

    Una extraña serie de adaptaciones a cómic que recopila bastantes obras importantes de Poe, algunas de forma sublime, otras como trabajos que solo cumplen, pero fuera de ello un trabajo bastante entretenido y sencillo que puede disfrutarse por sí mismo. Recomendado.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lucy Werner

    it's very interesting to see Poe in a new and very different interpretation. I think each story could of incorporated more, especially "Berenice" as a lot was missed out. by far "the raven" is the most powerful adaptation. really enjoyed the read it's very interesting to see Poe in a new and very different interpretation. I think each story could of incorporated more, especially "Berenice" as a lot was missed out. by far "the raven" is the most powerful adaptation. really enjoyed the read

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cydnie

    This really quite sucked. Most of the artwork was quite awful. I hated the way they interpreted Poe's works. It was just plain stupid, and weird. They didn't even do "The Fall of House Usher" which would have made a really good graphic story. I was really disappointed by this graphic novel. This really quite sucked. Most of the artwork was quite awful. I hated the way they interpreted Poe's works. It was just plain stupid, and weird. They didn't even do "The Fall of House Usher" which would have made a really good graphic story. I was really disappointed by this graphic novel.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Interesting interpretation of Poe tales. Lots of pretty art, some not so much. Good to read for any Poe fan!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I read most of Poe works in hs. Berenice was scary those damn teeth! I thought this was going to be more about the stories the adaptations was cool but could had been better.

  28. 5 out of 5

    John

    Great art plus some great stories. A few of the tales fail, though.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Quite

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gerard Morter

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