Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Science Fiction pioneer Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth novel was a fantastic journey indeed. A magnificent world lying below our feet, discovering strange secrets, hints of ancient civilizations, weird prehistoric creatures, and dangers undreamed of.

An impetuous German geologist discovers an encoded manuscript in which a sixteenth-century explorer claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth. The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist, together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans, discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions.

Can the adventurers survive the dangers that await them?

Will they ever find their way home again?

Classics Illustrated #138 Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Illustrated by Norman (Golden Age Green Lantern) Nodell.
Text articles on Jules Verne & cave exploring.

Dell Four Color Comics #1060 Journey to the Center of the Earth
Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos from the movie and partial list of cast and credits.
Written by Robert Schaefer and illustrated by John (Swiss Family Robinson) Ushler with a photo cover from the motion picture.
Adapted from the 1959 movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth" based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne.
After finding a mysterious message inscribed on a plumb bob found inside a piece of lava, Prof. Lindenbrook and his student Alec McEwen mount an expedition to descend into the Snaeffel-Jokull, an extinct volcano in Iceland. They are joined by Hans, a native guide, and Mrs. Goetaborg, the widow of Lindenbrook's rival. In addition to the natural menaces of the trip into the Earth's interior, they must also contend with another explorer, Count Saknussemm, who is determined to be the only one to return. 
Pat Boone back cover, black and white photo, with background cropped out and replaced by color triangles in abstract design.

Acclaim Comics published Classics Illustrated #25 Journey to the Center of the Earth.
It sported a terrific Lou (Around the World in 80 Days, Fury) Harrison painted cover.

Nice cover illustration to the Pendulum Press edition!

Journey to the Center of the Earth was also published by Pendulum Press
Get ready for an adventure where a group of explorers seek a passage to the center of the Earth and discover a subterranean fantasy world, filled with prehistoric life forms and mythical monsters!

America's Best TV Comics #1 from Marvel Comics
Paul (The Fly, The Web) Reinman illustrated an adaption from the Journey to the Center of the Earth cartoon which took liberties from the source material.
Still looking to reacquire this Marvel Comics gem. Always loved the cover! And it included The Beatles as well! 

Wally Wood cover for Journey to the Center of the Earth record album advertized in Warren Publications for sale!

One of my favorites is Wally Wood's illustrations for a cover to the Journey to the Center of the Earth record album.

Map of the Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth Book art
 Live Large My Friends!

Thank You! 
From Marvel's America's Best TV Comics #1
Ad from America's Best TV Comics #1

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