Friday, January 15, 2010

The Sign Of The Four

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED was a series of comics that was produced with the intention of getting children to become interested in real literature. The only problem was this: once you'd read the comic version, why would you go and read the real book? I know I'm not the only one who actually used a Classics Illustrated comic for a book report at school (and got a passing grade, too).
This adaptation is by Louis Zansky, whose name may not be familiar to you, but I'm sure you've heard of one of his assistants.
from CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #21, April 1945

click on the first page to start reading the story (28 pages)

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't John Watson look a lot like James Gordon in this comic?

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