Sunday, October 9, 2016

Selecoes De Terror, Pt. 2

(Continued from Selecoes De Terror, Pt. 1)

SELECOES DE TERROR  11-20

Early issues from Editora Continental 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.

Something that has apparently confused a LOT of fans down in Brazil is the way Continental / Outubro / Taika grouped multiple series under "umbrella" titles.  The biggest example is "Selecoes De Terror apresenta", which appeared on most issues of CLASSICOS DE TERROR, HISTORIAS SATANICAS, HISTORIAS SINISTRAS, PAGINAS SINISTRAS, NAIARA A FILHA DE DRACULA, and so on.  Because so many issues are rare, hard to come by, and NOT represented on various websites (meaning, MANY issue numbers are just plain missing), many fans I've noticed have made the mistake of thinking they're all one series.  Trust me-- THEY'RE NOT.  Too many duplicate issue numbers have turned up for it to be mistakes or just some sort of "chaotic" behavior.

In addition, Brazil suffered with such an extreme inflation problem, that the cover prices of books kept changing on a shockingly regular rate.  So much so, that one can often use the cover prices to determine a book's release date, within a several-month period.  And those cover prices are CONSISTENT.  Which really confirms and strengthens my belief that just about every comic from Taika had 2 numbers-- a general "production" number for everything listed as "Apresenta", and the actual issue number for each separate series.  It's just that in many cases, the production numbers are NOT listed.  And they were never listed on the covers until 1969.

For the purposes of this blog, each blog page will focus on a SINGLE series.  Just to keep things "organized".

ENJOY!

SELECOES DE TERROR  11
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
     "THE ANCESTRY OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  12
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
     "THE EMISSARY OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  13
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  June 1960)
     "DRACULA AND THE MONSTERS OF MIDNIGHT"
     "DIABOLICAL PACT"
     "THE BLACKSMITH SHIP!"
     "THE STRANGE STORY OF MR. PARKINSON"
     "THE HEAD HUNTERS"

SELECOES DE TERROR  14
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  July 1960)
     "THE NEW ALLY OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  15
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  August 1960)
     "THE SPIRIT OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  16
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  September 1960)
     "THE TOMB OF DRACULA"
SELECOES DE TERROR  17
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  October 1960)
     (not yet available)

SELECOES DE TERROR  18
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  November 1960)
     (not yet available)

SELECOES DE TERROR  19
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS
(Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  December 1960)
     "DRACULA IN VENICE"
SELECOES DE TERROR  20
cover by JAYME CORTEZ MARTINS   (Editora Continental  /  Brazil  /  1960)
     (not yet available)
Copyright (C) Jayme Cortez Martins  &  Editora Continental.

Scans of SELECOES DE TERROR #11, 12 & 19
     from the Nostalgia Do Terror site.
Scan of SELECOES DE TERROR #14, 15 & 16
     from the Mercado Livre site.
Scan of SELECOES DE TERROR #13
     from MY collection.

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. 3)

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