Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bantam J2744 - The Last Man on Earth

Several years passed before Bantam acquired the rights to reprint I Am Legend in March, 1964, obviously to tie-in with the release of the Vincent Price film adaptation The Last Man on Earth.


While the front cover doesn't reference the film (it being too busy with hyperbole), the back cover deliberately includes the phrase "I AM THE LAST MAN ON EARTH!" The artist's name, Sandy Kossin, is partially cut off on the front cover, is still difficult to read when presented in its entirety on the back cover.


This single printing would be the only Bantam edition of the book, and the last edition of the book until the next film adaptation was released in 1971.


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