This week’s classic comic is a Special Edition. It is 1963’s Super Comics Fantastic Adventures #18 and it features a re-telling of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man.” The creators of the comic were; Pencils: Ross Andru, Inks: Mike Esposito and Letters: Joe Rosen. The team did an excellent job recreating Wells’ story.
It was a staple of both the Golden and Silver Age of Comics to commit total issues of a comic title to feature a “Classic Tale.” Comic publishers took great pride in highlighting classic literature and embraced the stories as part of their comic book canon. There was an element of education that permeated though these issues.
Wells’ 1897 story is as scary and relevant today as it was when it was written. It is both a tale of a decent into madness and also a precautionary tale of science gone badly. Wells and others of his time knew that science without ethics could be a dangerous proposition. And, like everything else, science needed its own moral code. “The Invisible Man” tells that story.
So…sit back, read and learn!!
Thanks to Digital Comic Museum for the download.
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