“Double Escape” by Moebius, FR, 1980


Double Escape (“Double évasion”) by Moebius (FR), in: Métal Hurlant magazine #50, France, April 1980.

Copyright ©1980 Les Humanoïdes Associés/Moebius Production

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Moebius’ Double Escape final panels displays interesting similarities – as a visual oxymoron (simultaneously falling and raising) – with the last page of Will Eisner‘s The Spirit: The Story of Gerhard Schnobble, USA, September 5, 1948. Copyright ©2005 Will Eisner Studios, Inc.

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“Cthulhu Mythos: The Haunter of the Dark” by Alberto Breccia & Norberto Buscaglia, AR, 1975


Cthulhu Mythos: The Haunter of the Dark (“Los mitos de Cthulhu: El morador de la tinieblas”), script by Norberto Buscaglia (AG) and art by Alberto Breccia (AG), based on the short story The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft, in: Los mitos de Cthulhu,
Ediciones Periferia, Argentina, December 1975. With original art (page 6) below.

Copyright ©1975 Alberto Breccia Estate

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“Arzach” (2 stories) by Moebius, FR, 1975-1976


Arzach / Harzak (two short stories) by Moebius (Jean Giraud, FR) in: Métal Hurlant magazine, France, 1975-1976. Via Pasa La Vida.

Copyright ©1975 Les Humanoïdes Associés

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“Batman: Once Upon a Time…” by Len Wein & Walter Simonson, USA, 1981


Batman: Once Upon a Time…, tribute to Charles M. SchulzPeanuts (adaptation of Snoopy’s novel), by Len Wein (USA) & Walter Simonson (USA) in: Detective Comics Vol. 1 #500, DC Comics, USA, March 1981.

Between “August and September of 1969, Charles M. Schulz devoted a few weeks’ worth of strips to Snoopy’s novel.” In 1981, Len Wein wrote a Batman “two-pager with art by the great Walt Simonson. The story has no dialogue. It only has captions. The captions? All lines from the aforementioned Snoopy novel!!” Brian Cronin, Comic Book Resources, 2010.

Peanuts strips: Copyright ©1969 United Feature Syndicate/Charles M. Schulz

Batman story: Copyright ©1981 DC Comics

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“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Alberto Breccia, AR/IT, 1975


The Tell-Tale Heart (“El corazón delator”) by Alberto Breccia (Argentina), based on the famous Gothic short story The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe, in: Il Mago, Italy, 1975. With original art (page 1) below.

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