Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French writer who pioneered the science fiction genre. Notable amongst his works are "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Around the World in 80 Days" and "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth".
American comics artist GERALD MCCANN contributed to the legendary Classics Illustrated series. McCann illustrated the adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's 'The Conspiritors', Jules Verne's 'Off on a Comet' and Francis Parkman's 'The Conspiracy of Pontiac' between in 1959 and 1960. He also cooperated on several special issues of the collection, such as 'Crossing the Rockies', 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police' and 'Men, Guns and Cattle'.