Classic Comics No. 30: The Moonstone

Classic Comics No. 30: The Moonstone

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This issue of Classic Comics contained an adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ detective novel, The Moonstone. Dan Levin adapted the novel for the comic’s publication by the Gilberton Company, Inc. in September 1946. Don Rico composed the cover art that depicts a statue of a deity with the “Moonstone” diamond embedded in its forehead, surrounded by three priests. This cover shows some deterioration.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
1946
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
2013.0086.058
catalog number
2013.0086.058
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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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