Edgar Allan Poe's Morella And The Murders In The Rue Morgue #1

Edgar Allan Poe's Morella And The Murders In The Rue Morgue #1

Writer: Richard Corben Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Killer apes and the return of the dead are presented in these two gothic horror Poe adaptations by Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben.

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Jun 9, 2014

    Morella and the Murders in the Rue Morgewill also be reprinted later this year in full hardbound collection (also including of all of Corben's previous Poe adaptations) titledEdgardAllan Poe'sSpirits of the Dead. While some may prefer to stick to the original source material, there's nothing wrong with looking at other interpretations of classic works, especially one asimportant to the development of the modern mystery novel. Richard Corben's adaptations are a top-notch homage paying respects to one of the best American horror authors of all time. Who better to retell these stories than one of the world's most talented illustrators and colorist? Simply put, this is a must-own for all horror comic fans. 10 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Jun 10, 2014

    All horror fans need this comic in their lives. Simple as that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jun 11, 2014

    Yes, it's good, but it moves faster than The Flash on Adderall. Still, it's a wondrous little pretty, so go snag it if you like Edgar Allan Poe, and especially pick it up if you dig Richard Corben. Corben has a great style all his own (even with those huge schnozes.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 4, 2014

    Even though the book doesnt leverage more modern techniques, I would easily hand it over to my nieces and nephews to read, and if I were a teacher, I wouldnt think twice about handing this book out. Comics are stepping stones for younger readers, and Poe is also a stepping stone to other thriller/suspense/horror stories out there. Richard Corben makes it easy for young and old readers alike to enjoy some classic, if not neglected short stories by a classic American writer. Its a fitting combo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Dec 31, 1969

    Morella and the Murders in the Rue Morgue offers two Edgar Allan Poe stories that are as disturbing as they are fun. Writer/artist Richard Corben breathes levity into Poes ghastly ironic tales. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jun 10, 2014

    I was really disappointed by this book. I came in with great expectations and was left with a hollow shell of stories that I really love. Literature is one of the most important things we have ever created and this adaptation did not do justice to the beloved American icon, that very first Goth kid. Richard Corben at least makes the book pleasing to the eye on the surface but the fact that this comic lacks any meat on the bone really makes it something you should avoid unless youre a diehard collector of Poe, Corben or both. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Jun 12, 2014

    Two tweaked and twisted terror tales of the master Edgar Allen Poe, rendered and reimagined by Richard Corben! Featuring Mag the Hag!!

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