DescriptionL. B. Cole - Classics Illustrated #159 "The Octopus" Painted Cover Original Art (Gilberton, 1960). The late L. B. Cole was celebrated for the bold, flat hues of his "poster color covers," and here is one of the few known Classics Illustrated covers that he illustrated. Price-gouging railroads served as the greedy "octopus" in Frank Norris' novel of the wheat-growing industry, set in the San Joaquin valley, California. This hard-riding thriller has an image area of 14.5" x 21", and the art is in Very Good condition.
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