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One adaptation I never thought to see in a comic book was Horace Walpole‘s Gothic classic, The Castle of Otranto (1765). And what makes it even better is that it was adapted by another horror writer, Frank Belknap Long. Long wrote most of the contents for the first issue of Adventures Into the Unknown #1 (Fall 1948). He didn’t work in comics for long but he may have been one of the few to adapt a Gothic novel. (Any Mysteries of Odolpho or Melmoth the Wanderer comics I’m not aware of?) Long does a good job of tightening up the story, containing it in seven pages. Artwork by Al Ulmer. Not until Charles Vess’s Ballads series would a sincere attempt be made to adapt such old horror material. This comic is in the public domain.