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Classics Illustrated A Cultural History HC (2011 McFarland) 2nd Edition comic books 2010-2012

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Classics Illustrated A Cultural History HC (2011 McFarland) 2nd Edition 1-1ST

    2nd Edition - 1st printing.

    By William Jones.

    A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, this second edition carries the story of the Kanter family's series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century.

    Featuring additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of its many artists, this Second Edition also features new chapters covering the recent Jack Lake and Papercutz revivals, the evolution of Classics collecting, and the unsung role of William Kanter in advancing his father Albert's worldwide enterprise. Also included are new interviews and correspondence with original CI staff members; detailed appendices to artist attributions, issue contents and, for the principal Classics Illustrated-related series, a chronological listing of each printing. Plus more than 300 illustrations - most new to this edition - including photos of artists and production staff, and a substantial number of original cover paintings and line drawings.

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 410 pages, PC.

    Cover price $55.00.