This issue starts with the classic Pit and The Pendulum, whist maintaining a who range of sub text simmering below the surface of the story. With a bit of arm twisting this graphic novel could be used for a very of retro clone. There's going to be plenty of grist for the adventurer mill. All of these adaptations can easily adapted into a retroclone adventure. Games such as Lamentations of the Flame Princess can easily be use to simulate several of the stories within this issue.
This version of A Message Found In A Bottle is really solid and provides a DM with several sets of tools that can string together everything needed for an old school set up or quick pick up game..