Friday, August 5, 2011
Eureka Productions is scheduled to release another installment of their famous Graphic Classics series shortly. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery brings together several new illustrated stories previously unseen in their series. It's a full color volume that seeks to breathe new life into Poe's old stories - an increasingly challenging order for artists to fulfill. The decision to ink each story, rather than leave it in black and white, is sure to add a new impressive layer to their well established franchise.
Fortunately, their previous volumes with tales by Poe have been among the better visual art homages to this titan of weird horror. The new book contains over a dozen works, including "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," "The Man in the Crowd," "The Murders in Rue Morgue," and "MS Found in a Bottle." Although it mixes mystery as well as weird horror, there's plenty of strangeness to make the graphic novel worth the price of admission for literary horror fans.
Look for Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery by late August. It should ship arrive in brick-and-mortar stores and embark from online retailers like Amazon in due course.