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Emulating the highly successful Classics Illustrated series, upstart publisher Pendulum Press started their "Now Age" line of books, aimed particularly at classrooms, "Bringing the Classics to Life." Vincent Fago was contracted to put together the series; he was an editor with Stan Lee at Timely Comics in the 1940s and a veteran of comics. Having trouble recruiting artists, he contacted Filipino artist Nestor Redondo, who in turn helped Fago recruit other Filipino artists for this unique project.
Each issue was done in black and white, well reproduced on quality paper in a nearly-paperback-sized format. This was around the same time the Filipino creators were breaking into work in U.S. comics, known as the Phillipine Invasion, contributing superb artwork to DC titles like Swamp Thing and House of Mystery. The renowned writer for Fawcett Comics and the pulps, Otto Binder, was also enlisted to help with the adaptations. Binder is today considered one of comics' finest writers, creator of Mary Marvel and one of the most prolific writers in the field.
From Wikipedia: "For the entire decade of the 1970s, Fago worked under a ten-year contract for West Haven, Connecticut-based Pendulum Press. Based in his Bethel studio, Fago adapted, edited, and handled production for Pendulum's extensive line of Now Age Books comic book adaptation of literary classics. Specifically designed for classroom use, the Pendulum classics used typeset instead of hand lettering, vocabulary appropriate for grade levels, and included word lists and questions at the back... In 1970, Fago and his wife traveled to the Philippines and, with Redondo as their guide, found many artists who would illustrate most of the hundred or more titles Pendulum eventually produced, includin E.R. Cruz, Alex Nino and others..
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.
Note: Some copies have bumps or rubbing on the spine and may have a small price sticker in the upper right of the cover.
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Item Code RB395 Publisher Pendulum Press Publish Date 1973 ISBN 0883011042 Print Status Out of Print Condition Copies have bumps or rubbing on the spine and may have a small price sticker in the upper right of the cover. Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 5x8 # Pages 62pg Color b&w