Classic Literature Transformed into Comic Book Art


Recently, the iconic Classics Illustrated comic book series — tales adapted from famous works of literature, newly outfitted with pulp-style artwork — went digital. AbeBooks shared one man’s collection on their website yesterday, and we fell in love with the stories all over again. Running 169 issues long, the series’ first run ended in 1971, leaving us to adore them only through hand-me-downs and chance thrift store finds. Works such as Moby Dick, Hamlet, and Huckleberry Finn were transformed into comic book-style adventures (with illustrations galore) in order to introduce young readers to classic novels they might have otherwise ignored. We’ve shared a few colorful covers with you past the break. Head to Barnes & Noble if you’d like to download restored issues for your e-book reader.