History of Medicine
Classics Illustrated Frankenstein, December 1945. Reprinted by permission from Acclaim Comics, Inc. © Twin Circle Publishing Co., a division of Frawley Enterprises; licensed to First Classics, Inc. Classics Illustrated ® is a registered trademark of Frawley Corporation.
During the 1940s and 1950s, Classics Illustrated was considered the thinking adolescent's comic; some parents who wouldn't let their children read comics would nonetheless let them read these. Note here the arctic scene, which appeared in Mary Shelley's original story but rarely in the work of her successors.
As this New Yorker magazine cover illustrates, the Frankenstein monster remains a vibrant element of cultural literacy.