Classic Comics No. 23: Oliver Twist

Description
This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s novel Oliver Twist, published by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in July 1945. Georgina Campbell adapted the novel, and Arnold Hicks illustrated the cover art. The cover depicts the titular character Oliver surrounded by the faces of the book’s other characters.
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.
Object Name
comic book
date made
1945
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
2013.0086.053
catalog number
2013.0086.053
accession number
2013.0086
subject
Comics
Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Comic Books
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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