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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales of Terror [Paperback]

Richard Corben , Richard Margopoulos
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26 July 2005
“The Fall of the House of Usher” and Other Tales of Terror

He is the grandmaster stylist of macabre storytelling; the dean of American literary terror. Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of brooding fear, haunting mystery, and horrifying madness are flawless gems of dark imagination. And in the rich, raw, unchained nightmare renderings of renowned painter and graphic artist Richard Corben, Poe’s timeless works find their most gloriously chilling visual counterpart.

Now, after more than a decade’s absence, the landmark collaboration of these kindred souls in the great ghoulish tradition is resurrected. Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Other Tales of Terror, faithfully adapted and fully illustrated in bewitching color and devilish detail, is vintage Poe and classic Corben for devotees of consummate dread.

For mature readers.

Product details

  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books (26 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345483138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345483133
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 21.1 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,569,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Usher is one of the best Corben stories 22 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback
This contains a few Warren era Poe adaptations written by Margopoulos and is ended by a version of Fall Of The House Of Usher written by himself.
In Usher he manages a really good atmosphere but spoiled it a bit with a jokey comment about a woman's body (this is a recurring problem in Corben's work). The misty, ghostly dream sequence looks incredible and I'd love to see an entire book that looked like that.
Corben would later return to Poe at Marvel, then at Dark Horse and even do a couple of animations shown on his personal website. He has done several versions of some tales, including Usher.

Herb and Diana Arnold do what I think is easily the best color job on Corben that he didn't do himself. I've never seen anything else by them.
This book does not include the cover art that the Usher comic had.

((The star rating represents how much I want you to buy this item and should not be taken as a measurement of artistic merit))
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5.0 out of 5 stars CORBEN'S AIRBRUSH PERIOD 14 Dec 2007
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This is a fantastic comic book and Corben manages to convey the dramatic essence of Poe's original story. It is a very "Corbenian" work though: from the magical, almost impossible purple and violet colors of the landscapes in the original panels to the huge breasts of Ms Usher in the last panels. It is very 1980s and allows us to see a Corben that is stuck into his airbrush techniques, a Corben that is far too busy to continue producing Symbads, Mutant Worlds and Den's and who is looking for shortcuts. Corben being Corben, it works. A great album with a few nice extra stories from his underground period.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Corben collection available 18 Oct 2011
By Kan - Published on Amazon.com
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Corben lovers, purchase this book now, because this is one of the few Corben books thats still available at affordable price, printed on high quality paper. It collects Corben's adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's legendary horror short stories/poems, including "The Oval Portrait", "The Raven" apart from the main titles story "Fall of the house of Ushers". Dont miss this book, since apart from this collection, its only "Werewolf" and "Best of Creepy and Errie" which is available at regular price online. And if you guys dont know, the quality of "Best of Creepy and Errie" leaves much to be desired, print quality is horrible, but thats another story. Very rare surviving Richard Corben gem.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 18 July 2008
By Simone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this for our school library but had to return it because of some naked illustrations. I wish someone else had put that in their review before I ordered it.
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