The digest-sized “photo novel” It Rhymes with Lust (1950), one precursor of the graphic novel. Cover art by using Matt Baker and Ray Osrin.

The Forties saw the launching of Classics Illustrated, a comic-e-book collection that generally adapted top notch, public domain novels into standalone comic books for younger readers. In 1947 Fawcett Comics published Comics Novel #1: “Anarcho, Dictator of Death”, a 52-web page comedian devoted to one story.[17] In 1950, St. John Publications produced the digest-sized, grownup-orientated […]

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