Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Friday, January 20, 2023


 They seek him here,

They seek him, there --

Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.

Is he in Heaven?

Is he in Hell?

That demned elusive Pimpernel!

Well, seek no longer.  He's at the link below.


Fast Fiction was a short-lived -- five issues -- comioc book from Seaboard Publishing, running from October 1949 to March 1950.  Each issue covered a well-known novel in graphic format, much like the Classics Illustrated line.  All five issues were reissued by Seaboard in 1950 with different covers and under the title Stories by Famous Authors (Famous Authors Illustrated).  In addition to Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, title covered were Raphael Sabatini's Captain Blood, H. Rider Haggard's She, John Buchan's The 39 Steps, and Percival Wren's Beau Geste.  Announced for the sixth issue, but never appearing, was Cornell Woolrich's "The Boy Cried Murder!," which was the basis for the Bobby Driscoll/Barbara Hale film The Window.

Enjoy this version of the adventures of Sir Percy Blakeney:

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