Classics Illustrated

Publisher: Gilberton
Publication Dates: [April 1947] – Spring 1969
Number of Issues Published: 249 (#1 [HRN 36] – The Three Musketeers – #169 [O] – Negro Americans The Early Years)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock: Cover stock varies from Glossy standard paper to Glossy stiff paper; Newsprint interior
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine

Continuation of Classic Comics.

Most issues have been reprinted frequently (including issues from Classic Comics run). Reprints are frequently distinguished by the presence of a reorder checklist on a back or inside cover; the “Highest Reorder Number” (HRN) on the list allows a rough approximation of from when a particular reprint dates. Most reprints are straightforward reprints except for an updated reorder checklist and other minor matters. We are listing each and every printing of each issue, either as variants or as own indexes. Many of the older issues, however, were redone at various points in their life. These changes include new covers, new interior art, or sometimes simple page count reductions, resulting in abridged reprints.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Classics Illustrated is an American comic book/magazine series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Les Miserables, Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The Iliad. Created by Albert Kanter, the series began publication in 1941 and finished its first run in 1971, producing 169 issues. Following the series’ demise, various companies reprinted its titles. Since then, the Classics Illustrated brand has been used to create new comic book adaptations. This series is different from the Great Illustrated Classics, which is an adaptation of the classics for young readers that includes illustrations, but is not in the comic book form.

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Special 129A,132A,135A,138A

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Special 141A,144A,150A,153A,156A

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Special 166A,167A,168A

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5 thoughts on “Classics Illustrated

  1. I forget why but there were some Classics Illustrated produced for the were done for the British market that never appeared in the US. Be nice to see those. I know Dr. No was one of them but not sure of the others.

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    1. That is true, from Thorpe and Porter, around 10 of them were never published in the US, i remember seeing some of them a long time ago on a website, i will try to find them again.

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  2. Dear Sir,

    Thanks a ton for this amazing website. Brings back old memories.

    May I make a humble request to provide alternate links where download speeds are better for example mega.nz? Right now, downloads on STACK are very slow, takes place at 30-40 KBps/s and the download breaks off after approximately 16 MB has been downloaded. This request is for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.

    I had no problem whatsoever for getting CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR.

    Many thanks again for this stupendous work.

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    1. I am afraid not, it’s difficult to make alternate links, not only for the time involved to upload for 2 different sites but also for the space it uses, because i need the space for all my blogs. I think you have to be patient for this, sometimes many people are downloading at the same time, especially in these times we are living now, and that makes it slow and sometimes difficult.

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      1. ” many people are downloading at the same time” – I get it. Thanks again for your amazing work. One of a kind!!!

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