Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History (2011, 2nd Edition)

Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History (2011, 2nd Edition)
Type
Other Comics
Status
Complete
Date of release
2011
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This work tells the story of Classics Illustrated founder Albert Kanter's enterprise and examines the cultural significance of the most successful publication of its kind in the context of the times in which it was published. Attention is given to the evolving mission of Classics Illustrated to bring serious literature to popular culture; the publication's ability to stand up to the anti-comics hysteria of the early 1950s; the growth of subsidiary educational series encompassing folklore, mythology, history, and science; and the unsuccessful attempts to revive the series in the 1990s. The careers and contributions of each of the artists are covered. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions and the contents of each issue in every Classics Illustrated-related series.

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