Classic Comics No. 20: The Corsican Brothers

Description
This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Alexander Dumas’ novella, The Corsican Brothers, published by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in June 1944. Stephen Burrows adapted the novel for the comic, and Allen Simon designed the cover. The cover depicts the Corsican brothers riding two horses. The Corsican brothers were conjoined twins separated at birth who could feel each other’s pain.
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.
date made
1944
maker
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2013.0086.050
catalog number
2013.0086.050
accession number
2013.0086
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
subject
Comics
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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