Classic Comics No. 15: Uncle Tom's Cabin

This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin that was published by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in November 1943. The cover art by Rolland H. Livingstone depicts the slave owner Simon Legree with his bloodhounds searching for the runaway slave. The novel was adapted by Evelyn Goodman. This issue also featured a biography of Stowe, as well as the stories “Flight Over Tokyo,” by Michael Sullivan and “The Children’s Hour” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Classic Comics was a series of comic book adaptations of literary classics published from 1941 until 1971. The series aimed to expose young people to classic literature through the more popular medium of a comic book. Classic Comics was first published by Elliott Publishing in 1941, but founder Albert Kanter spun off publishing to the Gilberton Company in 1942. In 1947 Classic Comics became Classics Illustrated. Kanter sold the company to the Frawley Corporation in 1967, who published the series until 1971.
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Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
Uncle Tom
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National Museum of American History


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