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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Welcome Revival, 18 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: The Three Musketeers (Classics Illustrated) (Paperback)
I grew up with Classics Illustrated and once had nearly the entire collection of these wonderful comic book versions of great works of literature and popular fiction. In many cases, my enjoyment of the comics led me to seek out the original book which I probably would not have read otherwise. And I will admit to using Classics Illustrated as a handy shortcut to writing many a book report in school.

Classics Illustrated sadly ceased publication in the 1960s after producing 169 titles in its regular series, plus special issues and a junior series. Ever since then, they have been highly collectible with some of the more rare titles commanding a hefty price. Over the years, there have been a couple of attempts to revive or reprint these classic comics but these attempts ran out of steam after a short while. But this latest series by Classic Comic Store Ltd. is the best so far and looks very promising.

To date, about 25 of the more popular titles have been reproduced with the original covers and illustrations. The new issues are slightly smaller than the originals but are brightly coloured on nice quality glossy paper. And there are new up-to-date background and study notes. And best of all, they are available for a fraction of the cost of what the originals would cost today. So, unless you are a diehard collector demanding a fairly well-preserved 40 or 50 year old original, these reprints are a great way to collect these classic comics, either for a younger generation encountering them for the first time or for someone like me who finds these books extremely nostalgic.

I hope this series will be a great success and that we will eventually see some of the more obscure titles such as Soldiers Of Fortune and With Fire And Sword as well as Dumas, Dickens, Shakespeare, HG Wells, etc.
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