Wednesday, December 02, 2015
His Usual Melancholy Tavern | Classics Illustrated #53 (1948)
Unsurprisingly, Classics Illustrated cuts the part about dinner and has Scrooge go straight home. It does mention though that Scrooge inhabits a set of rooms instead of a whole house, but not that the other rooms are all offices. It also adds that Scrooge's suite used to belong to Marley.
It doesn't show us much of the building though, simply saying that it's in "a dreary section of the town." Not much room for showing in this comic.
Classics Illustrated does add one thing to the scene and that's a reminder that Scrooge thinks Christmas is a humbug. In Dickens, Scrooge isn't obsessing about the holiday, but here it's still very much on his mind.
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