Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Classics Illustrated #133 The Time Machine
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 at 06:49:53 pm EDT (Viewed 54 times)
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I recently read Classics Illustrated #133 The Time Machine. This issue was published in 1956. This very fine adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel really brought back fine memories. As the tale begins, the time traveler arrives late for dinner with his friends. His clothes are torn and he tells them his way-out story - his time machine, his travel into the far future, falling in love with a future damsel in distress, battling the evil, dominating Morlocks,and his fortuitous arrival back to the present. At the end, I really felt for our hero as he gazes longingly at the flowers given to him as a present from his future love, Weena. Lorenz Graham adapted Wells' script quite well and Lou Cameron drew the wonderful art. George Wilson, noted Dell and Gold Key cover artist. provided another excellent cover. He really captured the determination in the eyes of the time traveler as he maneuvers his fantastic machine through space and time. A terrific, nostalgic summer reading experience!!

I was going to dig out my copy so we could compare notes but now I can't find it. It's going to take some more digging.

It's good that they didn't just copy the "sled" from the George Pal movie. Wait, this comic came out before the movie! I think Wells' novel just describes the machine as having a saddle and some chrome pipes. I suppose a lot is left to the imagination.

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