This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island. Manning L. Stokes adapted the novel for the comic book published by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in February 1947. Robert Hayward Webb and David Heames illustrated the cover art that depicts the protagonists of the novel on their boat, Bonadventure, circling the island while smoke begins to plume from the volcano.
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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