|BIG LITTLE BOOKS
In 1932 the seemingly paradoxical term "Big Little Book" was given to certain books published by the Whitman Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin. The term promised the buyer a great amount of reading material and pleasure (BIG) within a small and compact (LITTLE) book. This FF edition is only about 4" x 5" but it contains an amazing 256 pages! The story is credited to William Johnston, and the art looks like some sort of weird Kirby/Buscema hybrid. Reader, if you know who really drew this story, please let Robby know! Meanwhile, here's the entire first chapter of "The Fantastic Four in the House of Horrors," published in 1968 by Whitman.
UPDATE: Pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by John Verpoorten.