Friday, April 24, 2015

Aquaman and Captain Nemo



I've been meaning to use an image from Classics Illustrated for the longest time, and I finally got around to it.We had a bunch of those comics in my family when I was growing up and they did just what they were supposed to - get us kids interested in some great works of literature.  I remember reading some of them over and over, especially Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

10 comments:

John Pitt said...

I loved those CI comics too, like the 3 Musketeers, Treasure Island & Marco Polo.
Sadly, I neglected them once I discovered DC.
It's good to see Comixology offering some of them. I've bought a few digitally and I really appreciate the excellent art this time around!

Anonymous said...

My first and only Classics Illustrated comic was a reprint of Jack London's Call of the Wild! After that, I got a hold of the "abrıdged" novel for teens, and a year later I was reading the full on novel. Not bad for a 4th grader!

John Small said...

I've got a bunch of the old CI issues. Actually used one to pass a semester exam on "A Tale Of Two Cities" my freshman year in high school. I just could not get into the book, and I read my dad's CI version the night before the test thinking I might at best pull off a C. Ended up getting the only A in that class and, according to the teacher, the first A she'd ever given for that particular exam in 10 years of teaching the class. I never told her how I did it.

Anonymous said...

My favorite issue of CI was "White Fang." Although, I do remember reading the "20K Leagues Under The Sea" edition, as well. Still, I don't think my copy of the latter depicted Capt. Nemo as resembling John Carradine (lol)!

Scott Cummins said...

The only one I has was when Marvel was doing them in the 70's and it was Robin Hood which was/is my favorite story.

bygrinstow said...

— Why is Captain Nemo brandishing an Oscar Mayer hot dog...?

Anonymous said...

@bygrinstow:

Looks more like a sea cucumber...after pickling. ;-)

Bob Buethe said...

John Small, great story! I had (and still have) only four issues of the CI series: Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers, H.G.Wells' The Invisible Man, and The Jungle Book (Kipling's, not Disney's).

AirDave said...

Ha! Awesome!
Bummer that it's not James Mason or that guy from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...
;)

Anonymous said...

@AirDave.

You mean, Naserrudin Shah?

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