From Vampirella #110 (December 1982), here’s “Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death,” with script by Rich Margopoulos (who makes some ill-advised changes to Poe’s story and in several instances — the final line, for instance — paraphrases Poe’s prose where exact transcription would be a far stronger choice) and art by Auraleon:
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Dynamic Entertainment is currently in the process of reprinting Vampirella in a series of hardcover archives. Four volumes are already available, with a fifth due early next year.
One thought on “Look Here, Read: “The Masque of the Red Death,” with art by Auraleon”
Overall, it isn’t terrible…most of the paraphrasing is good for the time, though the last line and the fact that they made explicit that which was only implied annoyed me, along with a few minor things (okay, I’m a bit of a purist). The art is good for the most part, but the Red Death looks like a skeleton wearing a men’s ballerina costume.