Sunday, May 9, 2021


Junkshop find; a Classics Illustrated comic I had not seen before...

...this 45-page adaptation of The Downfall (more accurately, La Debacle), Zola's 600-ish-page 1892 doorstopper about the Franco-Prussian War...

I would love to have been at the editorial meeting, back in 1955, where this was pitched as Classics Illustrated material: "Come on, it's got everything! Class relations! The Battle of Sedan! The collapse of Napoleon III! The fall of Paris! The kids'll love it!"

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