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FusilierDan05 Apr 2020 7:06 a.m. PST

I saw this on the Web an thought it was a great idea so down to the basement I went. (Actually it took a few days to it.) Here's the inspiring post from Toy Soldiers "Made In Germany" on Facebook.

My blog with some of my collection. link

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2020 7:35 a.m. PST

Classics Illustrated was a great series. Nice post.


Wackmole905 Apr 2020 8:17 a.m. PST

I once worked for a large Comic book mail order company. The boss decided he want a displace of every CI issue. I was given the task of find a copy or doing a color scan of the missing issue's cover.

It's a huge collection but the strange thing I noticed was, I had read many of the books but many I had never heard of before. Be in school in the 1970's I had read 70% of the books covered by CI and started finding the others, it was worth the trouble.

Flash forward 10 years and I showed my bookworm godchild the display and was stunned that she had only read 2 of the books. I started her on some but she didn't get into them.

SO what was classic in 1940-1960 is now unknown to most of the general population, unless it was made into a movie.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2020 9:13 a.m. PST

Looks like 235 covers photos here


FusilierDan05 Apr 2020 2:21 p.m. PST

DisasterWargamer nice find not only cover photos but you can read the book. Some good ones there.

Bobgnar05 Apr 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

If you want to know the history of Classics Illustrated check the book noted below. It is very interesting to know how the stories got written and illustrated.


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