Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Time Machine Part VII

The Time Machine (1895) has been adapted for comic books a number of times. The most famous is Classics Illustrated #133 first published in 1956. A lesser known version is the second issue in the 1976 Marvel Classics Comic series. This is a first rate production - from the cover art by Gil Kane to the very effective story art by Alex Nino. The adaptation by Otto Binder is faithful to the original. Interesting that Kane based his version of the machine on the earlier Lou Cameron one.


  1. I read the Classics Illustrated Time Machine in elementary school, a decade or so before the actual novella. A wonderful series, I thought then, and I'm betting I'd still like them today. Sadly, they were sold for pennies on the dollar. If only I could go back in time.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

  2. I agree - great series. I remember especially the SF books - War of the Worlds, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Frankenstein.

    A complete set of the first editions is for sale here for $30,000.