Friday, June 30, 2017

Selecoes De Terror, Pt. 7

(Continued from Selecoes De Terror, Pt. 6)

SELECOES DE TERROR  61-70

Early issues from Editora Continental / Outubro must be a rare thing.  Very few of them have been posted online in their entirety, few of them turn up for sale online, and it's even difficult to find covers posted.  But I do what I can.

Sometime in the mid-1960s, Continental / Outubro founders Jayme Cortez & Miguel Penteado had a falling out.  Cortez left to go into advertising, while Penteado left to start a new publishing house, Graphic Editora Penteado (GEP).  This left the once artist-driven company in the hands of their business partners-- the accountants.  Around this same time, Editora Abril (April) hit them with ANOTHER "cease-and-decist" order, as they had registered a Trademark on every month of the year.  Bering forced to change their company name for the 2nd time in under 5 years, they hit on "Taika", the name of one of their nieces. (I swear, you just could not make up a story like this.)

The company continued on for another decade, although the number of reprints increased exponentially, and the quality of their printing (and cover design work) steadily nosedived.  A sad end to an outfit that started out so promising.

But in the meantime, in spite of all that, they did manage to knock out some FABULOUS material, including a TON of new covers among the growing number of reprints.  MOST of the new covers were by Nico Rosso, who also became the main artist on their long-running "Dracula" series.

Personally, I wish websites would simply lump any books from Continental / Outubro / Taika together and treat it like the SINGLE publishing company it really was.

Many of these have not turned up yet.  I'll be posting them when they do.

ENJOY!

SELECOES DE TERROR  61
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Outubro  /  Brazil  /  January 1967)
     "THE SELENITES SLAVES"
SELECOES DE TERROR  62
cover by ??
(Editora Outubro  /  Brazil  /  February 1967)
     "??"   (not yet available)
SELECOES DE TERROR  63
cover by ??
(Editora Outubro  /  Brazil  /  March 1967)
     "??"   (not yet available)
SELECOES DE TERROR  64
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  April 1967)
     "THE 24 HOURS OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  65
cover by ??
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  May 1967)
     "??"   (not yet available)
SELECOES DE TERROR  66
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  June 1967)
     "THE DIABOLICAL PROFESSOR"
SELECOES DE TERROR  67
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  July 1967)
     "THE VAMPIRE WITH NO MEMORY"
SELECOES DE TERROR  68
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  August 1967)
     "THE FATAL BITE"
SELECOES DE TERROR  69
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  September 1967)
     "THE BLACK WIDOW"
SELECOES DE TERROR  70
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  October 1967)
     "VOODOO!  VOODOO!"
ALMANAQUE SELECOES DE TERROR  [2]
cover by NICO ROSSO
(Editora Taika  /  Brazil  /  December 1967)
     "??"
Copyright (C) Editora Taika.

Scans of SELECOES DE TERROR #61, 68, 69 & ALMANAQUE 1967
     from the Mercado Livre site.
Scan of SELECOES DE TERROR #64
     from the Bartolomeu 777 site.
Scans of SELECOES DE TERROR #66 & 67
     from the Guia Dos Quadrinhos site.
Scan of SELECOES DE TERROR #70
     from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.

Restorations by Henry R. Kujawa

For more:
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!

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


(Continued in Selecoes De Terror, Pt. 8)

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