Bulwer-Lytton’s story of fictional events in Pompeii in the days leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed the city.
Publisher’s description: “Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story.”
From The Jack Kirby Museum: “A lesser known sidetrack to Kirby’s career is the short period that he did work for Gilberton, publishers of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED and WORLD AROUND US, in the early 1960s, just before the Marvel super-heroes took off. One of the major books he did there was a new edition of CI #35, a 45 page adaptation of “Last Days of Pompeii” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, replacing the previous edition. While far from Kirby’s best, the art in here does look very good most of the time, when the Kirby elements are allowed to shine through. You can see a lot of that in the faces of some of the characters, the great clothing designs and some of the backgrounds, and when he got to cut loose with an action sequence, like the fleeing from the volcano at the end, it really shines.”
48 page full color paperback
Classics Illustrated Comics, 2015
Original edition 1961