Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

An illustrated biography of the life of Benjamin Franklin.
Date Published :
July 2016
Publisher :
Classics Illustrated Comics
Contributor(s) :
Alex A. Blum, Gustav Schrotter
Language:
English
Series :
Classics Illustrated
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781910619964
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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$9.95

Overview
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An illustrated biography of the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Classics Illustrated tells the extraordinary life tale of Benjamin Franklin in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a timeline of events surrounding Franklin's life and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story.

The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand.

About The Author
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After his family moved from Hungary to the USA, ALEX BLUM studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. He eventually joined the Eisner-Iger shop, and in 1939, he started illustrating 'Samson' and 'Eagle' for Fox. In 1940 he illustrated 'Purple Trio', 'Neon' and 'Strange Twins' for Quality Comics. In the same year, Blum started contributing to Fiction House, illustrating 'Red Comet', 'Kaanga', 'Midnight' and 'Greasemonkey Griffin' among others. He was presumably also the artist behind the pseudonym Armand Budd, that also drew for Fiction House.Alex Blum was a top artist for the Classics Illustrated series from the early issues. He illustrated over 25 Classics and stood out for his use of theatrical dramatics, which is probably why he illustrated three of the five Shakespeare Classics. Alex Anthony Blum retired in 1961 and died in 1969.

GUSTAV SCHROTTER worked as a comics artist during the Golden Age of comics, the 1940s. He illustrated among others Novelty's 'Dan'l Flannel', that appeared in Target Comics, Blue Bolt and Most Comics. He did several features for Timely, like 'The Angel', 'Captain Dash', 'Daredevils Three', 'Nellie the Nurse', 'The Patriot' and 'The Vision'. He also did horror comics for Farrell and Fox, as well as crime titles for MC Combs. Schrotter was active in comic books until the early 1950s. He then became a children's book illustrator.

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