The Odyssey

Homer

Homer's epic poem of the Greek warrior Odysseus's long, troubled voyage home after the fall of Troy.
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Classics Illustrated Comics
Contributor(s) :
Alex A. Blum, Harley M. Griffiths
Language:
English
Series :
Classics Illustrated
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911238478
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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In stock
$9.95

Overview
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Homer's epic poem of the Greek warrior Odysseus's long, troubled voyage home after the fall of Troy.

Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.

The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new Paperback Replica edition is part of a continuing effort to make Classics Illustrated available to all, be they young readers just beginning their journeys into the great world of classic literature, or collectors who have fond memories of this much loved comic book series.

About The Author
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"Homer" is the name given to the author or authors of the ancient Greek epic poems "Iliad" and "Odyssey", and could represent a single man who lived sometime between 800 and 900 B.C., or it could represent a group of poets who collaborated on these major works.

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.

Harley M. Griffiths was an American comic book artist during the 1940s and 50s. He was one of the earlier illustrators for Gilberton's Classics Illustrated series, and drew several titles for that line.

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