Classics Illustrated - Classic Stories in Comic Book form Classics Illustrated - Classic Stories in Comic Book form

Classics Illustrated comics, brought back to life by the Classic Comic Store, are made up of two series’ aimed at younger (4+) and older readers (8+ or older). Please click on the age you are interested in to see the selection.



Classics Illustrated Junior

Puss in Boots (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
Traditional fairy tales such as this one provide a wonderfully warm feeling to any child reading it or being read to. This edition of Puss in Boots is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2009
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Little Red Riding Hood (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm
Traditional fairy tales such as this one provide a wonderfully warm feeling to any child reading it or being read to. This edition of Little Red Riding Hood is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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Pinocchio (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Carlo Collodi
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Rumpelstiltskin (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Brothers Grimm
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
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Beauty and the Beast (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
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Jack and the Beanstalk (Classics Illustrated Junior)
William Godwin
This is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2009
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The Three Little Pigs (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Joseph Jacobs
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2009
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Robert Southey
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2009
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Cinderella (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/11/2008
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The Ugly Duckling (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Hans Christian Andersen
Traditional fairy tales such as this one provide a wonderfully warm feeling to any child reading it or being read to. This edition of the Ugly Duckling is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2008
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Classics Illustrated Junior)

The most famous of the Brothers Grimm titles comes brilliantly to life in this retelling in comic strip format and recoloured for a new generation some 50 years on from its first publication. A message from the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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The Sleeping Beauty (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault, Brothers Grimm
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2009
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The Pied Piper (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Robert Browning
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfectly bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/12/2008
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Knights of the Round Table (Classics Illustrated)

A retelling of a classic story featuring the heroic deeds of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. This edition of The Knights of the Round Table is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2009
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Wuthering Heights (Classics Illustrated)
Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. This edition provides a wonderful short introduction to one of the classics of all time and despite its... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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The Jungle Book (Classics Illustrated)
Rudyard Kipling
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2009
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Frankenstein (Classics Illustrated)
Mary Shelley
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Jane Eyre (Classics Illustrated)
Charlotte Bronte
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Classics Illustrated)
Jules Verne
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2009
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Romeo and Juliet (Classics Illustrated)
William Shakespeare
The most famous of Shakespeare's plays is brought to life in glorious technicolour through comic strips. Brilliant for younger and older readers. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2009
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The Man in the Iron Mask (Classics Illustrated)
Alexandre Dumas
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/12/2008
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Mutiny on the Bounty (Classics Illustrated)
Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. It continues to captivate readers of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
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Robin Hood (Classics Illustrated)
Howard Pyle
Recounts, in comic strip style in full colour, the legend of Robin Hood who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2008
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Les Miserables (Classics Illustrated)
Victor Hugo
A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society, Les Misérables is a novel on an epic scale. One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2009
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The Time Machine (Classics Illustrated)
H.G. Wells
The Lovereading comment: A retelling of a classic story featuring the heroic deeds of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. This edition of The Time Machine is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2009
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A Christmas Carol (Classics Illustrated)
Charles Dickens
The Lovereading comment: This edition of The Christmas Carol is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect bound at a... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2009
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War of the Worlds (Classics Illustrated)
H G Wells
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s, now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfectly bound at a terrifically good value price. “I would certainly recommend any... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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Oliver Twist (Classics Illustrated)
Charles Dickens
The classic tale of Oliver Twist brought to life in full colour. This beautiful version of Charles Dickens' tale of childhood in Victorian times will delight readers of all ages. From those who remember the original Classics Illustrated, to new... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2008
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Classic stories in comic book form are perfect for younger children, reluctant readers and especially boys. First created in the US these terrific value graphic novels of timeless classics are now available in the UK.

Why not take a look at our selection of Classic Illustrated titles ranging from Aladdin to The Ugly Duckling in the Classics Illustrated Junior range and A Christmas Carol to The War of the Worlds in the older Classics Illustrated range.

You can also read on to find out more about this brilliant Comic Book series that will inspire and be enjoyed by a new generation of readers.

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What Authors think of these Classics

I like these illustrated Children's Classics. I'm a great fan of comics and the comic strip and I think these books offer a good way for young readers to get into some of the greatest stories ever told. My three-year old was particularly keen on the Goldilocks one and has asked for it again and again!
Michael Rosen (Ex Children's Laureate)

"My son Jack didn't like English at high school so I bought him a lot of comic versions of classic books such as Jekyll And Hyde, Kidnapped and Macbeth - now he wants to go to see the Shakespeare play. It's a great way to get people to read. The problem is that there just aren't enough comics out there any more."
Ian Rankin – author

"Even before I could read, I remember pouring through my brothers' copies of Classics Illustrated, over and over, especially their excellent comic book adaptations of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and War of the Worlds."
Martin Powell – Author

Comics - a great way for new and reluctant readers to enjoy the classics

"It's exciting to now see people well respected in education advocating comics in schools. As an English teacher and huge comic fan, I've often tried to convince colleagues of the power of comics as worthy texts"
Katie Barrowman – teacher

If you’re old enough to remember the Classics Illustrated comic books, you’ll be glad to know that they’re back. They promise to encourage readers to get into, and through, the classics."
Dodie Ownes -- School Library Journal

"Comics are the most exciting medium today for teachers who want to grab their students' attention without sacrificing depth, and for librarians who are intrigued by this art form and its possibilities for encouraging new readers."
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