Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 3D Ed. (Hardcover)
In its expanded third edition, this definitive work on Classics Illustrated explores the enduring series of comic-book adaptations of literary masterpieces in even greater depth. Drawing on interviews, correspondence, fanzines and archival research, the book covers in full detail the work of the artists, editors, scriptwriters, and publishers who contributed to the success of the "World's Finest Juvenile Publication."Many reproductions of original art are included, along with new chapters covering editor Meyer Kaplan, art director L.B. Cole and artist John Parker, and a complete listing of significant international series.
About the Author
William Bryan Jones, Jr., is the author of Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure; the editor of Robert Louis Stevenson Reconsidered: New Critical Perspectives; and a contributor to The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies and Icons of the American Comic Book. He has written introductions for more than 100 reissued titles in the revived Classics Illustrated and related series.