The Food of the Gods

Herbert George Wells

Date Published :
December 2016
Publisher :
Classics Illustrated Comics
Contributor(s) :
Gerald McCann, Tony Tallarico
Series :
Classics Illustrated
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781910619940
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911238126
Pages : 52
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


A scientist discovers a new substance which makes animals grow to several times their normal size, but soon the substance enters the food chain and the giant animals run amok!

Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of H. G. Wells, 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 CCS Books 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.

About The Author

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author now best known for his science-fiction novels, such as "The Time Machine", "The First Men in the Moon" and "The Invisible Man".

American comics artist GERALD MCCANN contributed to the legendary Classics Illustrated series. McCann illustrated the adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's 'The Conspiritors', Jules Verne's 'Off on a Comet' and Francis Parkman's 'The Conspiracy of Pontiac' between in 1959 and 1960. He also cooperated on several special issues of the collection, such as 'Crossing the Rockies', 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police' and 'Men, Guns and Cattle'.

TONY TALLARICO is an American comic book artist and children's book illustrator. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, he attended the city's School of Industrial Art, the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the School of Visual Arts. He started out in comics in the early 1950s, working as a penciler and inker for companies like Charlton, Trojan and the David C. Cook Publishing Company.He was present at Gilberton with art for their Classics Illustrated, Classics Illustrated Junior and World Around Us series, including the comic book adaptation of H.G. Wells' 'The Food of the Gods' in 1960. He drew the one shot satirical political comic book 'Great Society Comic Book' (1966) and it's follow-up 'Bobman and Teddy', written by D.J. Arneson, for Parallax Comic Books. His main output was however for Dell Comics and Charlton Comics. He drew Dell's short-lived comic book 'Lobo' in 1965-66, the first to star an African-American hero, and also worked on the company's 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula' titles. His Charlton work includes superheroes like 'Blue Beetle' and 'Jigsaw' but also TV related comics like 'Bewitched' and 'Bobby Sherman'.He teamed up with penciler Bill Fraccio and additionally contributed to the Warren magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella, for which they used the joint pen names Tony Williamsune or Tony Williamson. Tallarico left the comic books field in 1973. From then on, he has focused on illustrating children's books for a variety of publishers, including the 'Where Are They?' series. He has additionally made educational books about drawing, as well as puzzle and game books.

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