"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 'The War of the Worlds'."
Martin Powell, Author, March 2009
"My senior year in high school, I took a test on ‘A Tale of Two Cities', a book I had somehow failed to read. What I had read, years before, was the Classics Illustrated version - read it so often that I had the story pretty much by heart. I aced the test. Classics Illustrated taught me the value of good stories that I otherwise would not have read at all. Children are more ruthless about what they consider entertaining. They don't love books because they think they should. They love stories that deliver, and Classics Illustrated always had the goods. Looks like it still does."
"I remember reading ‘The War of the Worlds' and I remember reading the book which I had ordered in school through the Scholastic Book Club. [‘The War of the Worlds'] was a classic "Classic". I've seen the old and new movie versions of that H. G. Wells classic, but my vision of what a Tripod looks like is still in that comic book. The comic of ‘The Invisible Man' had better special effects than any film of the time."
Paradelle, March 2009
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