Classics Comics No. 41: Twenty Years After

This issue of Classics Illustrated contained an adaptation of the 1845 novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. Harry Miller adapted the novel for publication by Gilberton in September of 1947. Robert C. Burns illustrated the cover that depicts the four musketeers in a boat while their foe, Mordaunt, floats under the water. Twenty Years After is the sequel to Dumas’ 1844 novel, The Three Musketeers, which was adapted in Classic Comics first issue in 1941.
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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Gilberton Company, Inc.
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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
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National Museum of American History


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