Face-melting illustrations of Poe's terrifying tales from a 1969 Japanese pulp magazine

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What do you get when you mix horror writer Edgar Allan Poe with a Japanese shōnen manga magazine from 1969? One issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine featured a series of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of terror, pairing them with these rich and appropriately bizarre illustrations.

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Nerdcore has a larger collection of these images—along with the occasional accompanying advertisement. The top image captures the final moments from Poe's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar."

The Black Cat

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Hop-Frog

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Berenice

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SkippyTheMarine
SkippyTheMarine

What's weird is that these illustrations don't look in any way Japanese...I mean, you remove the script and the Japanese adverts and you would never guess these pages came from Japan.