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10/11/2011

 Classics Illustrated UK by date

1956-63

Only first 10 Thorpe and Porter issues actually had dates on them.  The rest of the dates are all guesses from Dan Malan's Complete Guide  to Classics Illustrated

Thorpe and Porter start using their own numbering

 

UK issue

price

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 UK HRN

Title

US

Issue

US HRN

US Date

cover

story

script

Comments

cover type

1

(JES 19)

1/3 Oct-56 129 Huckleberry Finn 19 131 Mar-56 ? Frank Giacoia ?

painted cover

new art-

29   Sep-56 129 The Prince and the Pauper 29 128 Sep-55 ? Arnold Hicks Scott Feldman/ Jack Bass painted cover
2(B)

(JES 20)

  Oct-56 129 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 47 128 Sep-55 ? H. Kiefer ? painted cover

1

3

(JES 21)

  Nov 56 129/11 Mysterious Island 34 140 Sep-57 ? Robert Webb/ D Heames Manning Stokes painted cover

British version appeared first

64   Nov-56 126/12 Treasure Island 64 131 Mar-56 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? painted cover
4

(JES 22)

  Nov-56 129/11 Macbeth 128   Sep-55 ? Alex Blum Lorenz Graham painted cover
8

(JES 25)

  Jan 57 129/12 The Odyssey 81   Mar-51 Alex Blum Harley Griffiths ? 1st painted cover
9

(JES 28)

  Feb 57 126/12 Caesar's Conquests 130   Jan-56 ? Joe Orlando, et al Annette Rubenstein painted cover
11   Dec-56 129/12 The Time Machine 133   Jul-56 ? Lou Cameron Lorenz Graham painted cover
12   Dec-56 129/12 The Dark Frigate 132   May-56 ? Robert Webb/ Ed Waldman Annette Rubenstein painted cover
15   Jan-57 126/19 Uncle Tom's Cabin 15 117 Mar-54 ? Rolland Livingstone Evelyn Goodman painted cover

 

6   Feb-57 126/12 Tale of Two Cities 6 132 May-56 ? Joe Orlando ?

painted cover

new art

7   Apr-57 126/19 Robin Hood 7 136 Jan-57 ? art2   painted cover

-new art

10   Apr-57 126/19 Robinson Crusoe 10 140 Sep-57 ? Sam Citron ?

new art

Euro version came out first

19   May-57 126/19 The Covered Wagon 131   Mar-56 ? Norman Nodel Annette Rubenstein painted cover
42   May-57 126/19 The Swiss Family Robinson 42 131 Mar-56 ? H. Kiefer Elspeth Campbell painted cover

 

13(B) 1/3 Jun-57 126/19 Romeo and Juliet 134   Sep-56 ? George Evans ? painted cover

 

18(C) 1/3 Jun-57 126/19 Waterloo 135   Nov-56 Alex Blum Graham Ingels ? painted cover
20 1/3 Jul-57 126/19 Ivanhoe 2 136 Jan-57 ? Norman Nodel ?

painted cover

new art

72 1/3 Jul-57 126/19 The Oregon Trail 72   Mar 56   H. Kiefer John O'Rourke painted cover
21 1/3 Aug-57 126/28 The Count of Monte Cristo 3 135 Nov-56 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron ?

painted cover

new art

58 1/3 Aug-57 126/28 The Prairie 58 146 Sep-58 ? Rudy Palais ?

painted cover

Euro version came out first

24 1/3 Sep-57 126/28 Journey to the Center of the Earth 138   May-57 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
27 1/3 Sep-57 126/28 The Spy 51 139 Jul-57 ? Arnold Hicks ? painted cover
28 1/3 Oct-57 126/28 The Lady of the Lake 75 52 Jul 57 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer George Lipscomb painted cover 
26 1/3 Oct-57 126/33 The Little Savage 137   Mar-57 ? George Evans ? painted cover
34 1/3 Nov-57 126/33 The Sea Wolf 85   Jul-51 Alex Blum Alex Blum John O'Rourke painted cover
36 1/3 Nov-57 126/33 The Man in the Iron Mask 54 142 Jan-58 ? Ken Battefield John O'Rourke  

painted cover

new art

41 1/3 Dec-57 126/33 The Pilot 70   Apr-50 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? line drawn cover
69 1/3 Dec-57 126/33 Around the World in 80 Days 69 136 Jan-57 ? H. Kiefer ? painted cover
30 1/3 Jan-58 126/39 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 24 140 Sep-57 ? Jack Sparling ? painted cover

new art

 

33 1/3 Jan-58 126/39 Tom Sawyer 50 140 Sep-57 ? Aldo Rubano Harry Miller painted cover

 

46 1/3 Feb-58 126/39 Kidnapped 46 131 Mar-56 ? Robert Webb John O'Rourke painted cover 
35 1/3 Feb-58 126/45 Jane Eyre 39 142 Jan-58 ? Harley Griffiths Harry Miller painted cover

 

38   Mar-58 126/45 The House of the Seven Gables 52 142 Jan-58 ? George Woodbridge ? painted cover

new art

 

39   Mar-58 126/45 The Scottish Chiefs 67 136 Jan-57 ? Alex Blum John O'Rourke painted cover
40.7   Apr-58 126/45 Benjamin Franklin  65 131 Mar-56 ? Alex Blum/ Robert Hebberd/ Gustav Schrotter ? painted cover 
43   Apr-58 126/45 A Midsummer Night's Dream 87   Sep-51 Alex Blum Alex Blum Sam Willinksy painted cover 
44   May-58 126/45 Pudd'nhead Wilson 93   Mar-52 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer ? painted cover 
45   Jun-58 126/45 The Bottle Imp (also The Beach of Falesá) 116   Feb-54 ? Lou Cameron Richard E. Davis/ Harry Miller painted cover 

Thorpe and Porter begins producing their own new covers to replace American line drawn covers.

73   Jul-58 126/45 The Black Tulip 73     F.N. Carnjino?

(signed on cover of 129/85)

Alex Blum Ken Fitch  

new European cover

103 1/3 Aug-58 126/45 Men Against the Sea 103       Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover
47   Sep-58 126/52 Reign Of Terror 139   Jul-57 ? George Evans Ferrin Fraser painted cover
50   Oct-58 126/52 Castle Dangerous 141   Nov-57 ? Stan Campbell ? painted cover
52   Nov-58 126/52 First Men in the Moon 144   May-58 Gerald McCann Woodridge/ Williamson/ Torres/ Krenkel ? painted cover
55   Dec-58 126/56 Silas Marner 55 121 Jul-54 ? Arnold Hicks Harry Miller painted cover
56.5   Jan-59 129/65 The Corsican Brothers 20 60 Jun-49 Allen Simon Allen Simon Steven Burrows

line drawn cover

23   Feb-59 129/65 Oliver Twist

23

 

136 Jan-57 ? Arnold Hicks Georgina Campbell painted cover
31   Feb-59 129/65 The Black Arrow 31 131 Mar-56 ? Arnold Hicks Ruth Roche/ T. Scott painted cover
54   Mar-59 129/65 With Fire and Sword 146   Sep-58 ? George Woodbridge Betty Jacobsen painted cover
59   Mar-59 129/65 Ben Hur 147   Nov-58 Gerald McCann Joe Orlando Betty Jacobsen painted cover
61   Apr-59 129/65 Buccaneer 148   Jan-59 Norm Saunders Georege Evans /Bob Jenney Jeanie MacPherson painted cover
62   Apr-59 129/65 Western Stories (The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat) 62 137 Mar-57 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer ? painted cover
77   May-59 129/65 The Iliad 77 166 Jul-68   Alex Blum ?

painted cover -us

65   May-59 129/65 The King of the Mountains 127   Jul-55 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
84   Jun-59 129/65 The Gold Bug and Other Stories 84   Jun-51 Alex Blum Alex Blum/ Jim Lavery/ Rudy Palais John O'Rourke painted cover
17   Jun-59 129/76 The Deerslayer 17 166 Jul-68   Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman  

new European cover

32   Jul-59 129/76 Lorna Doone 32 138 May-57 ? Matt Baker Ruth Roche painted cover
37   Jul-59 129/76 The Pioneers 37 166 Jul-68   Rudy Palais Samuel Willinsky new European cover
57   Aug-59 129/76 The Song of Hiawatha 57 134 Sep-56 ? Alex Blum ? painted cover
56   Aug-59 129/76 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 18 140 Sep-57 ? Allen Simon Evelyn Goodman painted cover 1

 

63   Sep-59 129/76 Off on a Comet 149   Mar-59 ? Gerald McCann ? painted cover
66   Sep-59 129/76 The Last of the Mohicans 4 150 May-59 ? John Severin/ S Addeo ?

painted cover

new art- 

 

67   Oct-59 129/76 The Three Musketeers 1 150 May-59 ? George Evans ?

painted cover

new art- 

 

70   Oct-59 129/76 The Virginian 150   May-59 Doug Roea Norman Nodel ? painted cover
75   Nov-59 129/76 On Jungle Trails 140   Sep-57 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
76   Nov-59 129/76 Rip Van Winkle & Headless Horseman 12 150 May-59 ? Norman Nodel ?

painted cover

new art-

83   Dec-59 129/76 Won by the Sword 151   Jul-59 ? John Tartaglione ? painted cover
109   Dec-59 129/76 Pitcairn's Island 109   Jul-53 ? Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover
42   Jan-60 129/83 The Swiss Family Robinson 42 152 Sep-59 ? Norman Nodel ?

painted cover

new art-

93   Jan-60 129/83 Wild Animals I Have Known 152   Sep-59 L. B. Cole L. B. Cole ?

painted cover.

1st edition printed with 152 on cover 

127   Feb-60 129/83 The Invisible Man 153   Nov-59 Geoffrey Biggs Norman Nodel Al Sundel Painted cover- 1st edtion printed with 153 on cover 
16   Feb-60 129/85 Gulliver's Travels

16

 

155 Mar-60 ? Lillian Chestney Dan Kushner  

new European  cover

81   Mar-60 129/85 The Adventures of Marco Polo 27 154 Jan-60 ? Homer Fleming Emmanuel Demby painted cover 
82   Mar-60 129/85 The Master of Ballantrae 82 166 Oct-68 Siryk Lawrence Dressler Ken Fitch  

new European cover

85   Apr-60 129/85 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde 13 112 Oct-53 ? Lou Cameron ?

painted cover

new art-

87   Apr-60 129/85 Abraham Lincoln 142   Jan-58 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
95   May-60 129/85 The Crisis 145   Jul-58 ? George Evans ? painted cover
102   May-60 129/95 The Moonstone 30 155 Mar-60 L. B. Cole Don Rico Dan Levin painted cover
110   Jun-60 129/95 Michael Strogoff 28 115 Jan-54 ? Arnold Hicks Pat Adam painted cover
116   Jun-60 129/95 Typee 36 64 Oct-49 Gerald McCann Ezra Whiteman Harry Miller painted cover

-a1

133   Jun-60 129/95 The Lion of the North 155   Mar-60 Gerald McCann Norman Nodel ? painted cover 
132   Jul-60 129/95 The Conspiracy of Pontiac 154   Jan-60 Gerald McCann Gerald McCann ? painted cover 
14   Aug-60 134 Westward Ho! 14 53     Allen Simon Dan Kushner  

new European cover

134 1/3 Aug-60 129/95 The Conquest of Mexico 156   May-60 Bruno Premiani Bruno Premiani Al Sundel painted cover
22 1/3 Sep-60 134 The Pathfinder 22 Nov-63 Nov-63   Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman  

new European cover

53 1/3 Sep-60 134 Christmas Carol 53 none     H. Kiefer George Lipscomb/ Harry Miller  

new European cover

56 1/3 Oct-60 134 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 18 158 Sep-60 Gerald McCann Reed Crandall/ George Evans ? 2nd painted cover

new art

56.5 1/3 Oct-60 134 The Corsican Brothers 20 78 Dec-50   Allen Simon Steven Burrows new European cover
60 1/3 Nov-60 134 Black Beauty 60 158 Sep-60 ? L. B. Cole/ Norman Nodel/ S. Addeo ? new art-painted cover

-a2

68 1/3 Nov-60 134 Julius Caesar 68   May-60 L. B. Cole     painted cover

-a2

92   Dec-60 134 Les Misérables 9 161 Mar-61 ? Norman Nodel ? new art- painted cover

-a2

128   Dec-60 134 Wuthering Heights 59 156 May-60 Geoffrey Biggs H. Kiefer Harry Miller painted cover
25   Jan-61 136 Two Years Before the Mast 25 156 May-60 ? Robert Webb/ David Heames Ruth Roche painted cover
41   Jan-61 136 The Pilot 70 156 May-60 Gerald McCann Alex Blum ? painted cover
68   Feb-61 136 Julius Caesar 68 156 May-60 L. B. Cole H. Kiefer ?

painted cover

-original art

117   Feb-61 136 Twenty Years After 41 156 May-60 Doug Roea Robert Burns Harry Miller painted cover
130   Mar-61 136 The Woman in White 61 156 May-60 Doug Roea Alex Blum John O'Rourke painted cover
131   Mar-61 136 The Man without a Country 63   Sep-49 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer John O'Rourke painted cover
136   Apr-61 136 The Lives of the Hunted 157   Jul-60 L. B. Cole Norman Nodel ? painted cover
137   Apr-61 136 The Conspirators 158   Sep-60 Gerald McCann Gerald McCann Al Sundel painted cover
135   May-61 129/65 Great Expectations 43   Nov-47   H. Kiefer ?  

new European cover

138   May-61 129/65 Don Quixote 11 110 Aug-53 Louis Zansky Louis Zansky Sam Abramson painted cover
139   Jun-61 139 The Octopus 159   Nov-60 L. B. Cole Gray Morrow/ George Evans Al Sundel painted cover
139.5   Jun-61 141 The Food of the Gods 160   Jan-61 Gerald McCann Tony Tallarico Al Sundel painted cover
140   Jul-61 139 Robur the Conqueror 162   May-61 Casey Jones Don Perlin ? painted cover
139B   Jul-61 139b Cleopatra 161   Mar-61 Poch Norman Nodel Al Sundel painted cover
141   Aug-61 141 The Master of the World 163   Jul-61 ? Gray Morrow Al Sundel painted cover
142   Aug-61 142 The Cossack Chief 164   Oct-61 ? Sidney Miller? Al Sundel painted cover

Euro version came out first

23   Sep-61 141 Oliver Twist

23

 

164 Oct-61 ? Reed Crandall/ George Evans ? mirror cover

new art

33   Sep-61 141 Tom Sawyer 50 164 Oct-61 ? ? ? new art

-a2

35   Oct-61 141 Jane Eyre 39 165 Jan-62 ? H. J. Kihl Al Sundel new art

 

44   Oct-61 141 Pudd'nhead Wilson 93 165 Jan-62 Gerald McCann H. Kiefer ? 2nd painted cover

 

71   Nov-61 141 The Man Who Laughs

71

 

165 Jan-62 Norman Nodel Norman Nodel Al Sundel mirror cover

new art

74   Nov-61 141 Mr Midshipman Easy 74       Bob Lamme    

new European cover

90   Dec-61 141 Green Mansions 90 148 Jan-59 L. B. Cole Alex Blum George Lipscomb painted cover 2 (rare)

 

116   Dec-61 141 Typee 36 169 Jul-69 Gerald McCann     painted cover

-new a2

131   Dec-61 141 The Man without a Country 63 165 Jan-62 ? ? ? new art

 

William Kanter moves to England and takes over editorship of the British line

143   Jan-62 141 Sail With The Devil        tw Norman Light   new
144   Feb-62 141 The Queen's Necklace 165   Jan-62 ? Gray Morrow Al Sundel painted cover
145   Mar-62 141 Tigers and Traitors 166   May-62 ? Norman Nodel Al Sundel painted cover
146   Apr-62 141 Baron Munchausen         Dennis Gifford   new Euoropean only issue
147   May-62 141 Through the Looking Glass         Jennifer Robertson   new Euoropean only issue
148   Jun-62 141 Nights of Terror         Mick Anglo   new European only issue
84   Jun-62 141 The Gold Bug and Other Stories         Mick Anglo    

new European cover

new European art

149   Jul-62 141 Gorilla Hunters             new Euoropean only issue
150   Aug-62 141 Canterville Ghost         Mick Anglo   new Euoropean only issue
151   Sep-62 141 Tom Brown's School Days 45 161 Mar-61 Gerald McCann John Tartaglione Al Sundel

painted cover

new art-

152   Sep-62 141 Toilers of the Sea

56

 

165 Jan-62 ? Angelo Torres Al Sundel

mirror cover

new art

-

153   Oct-62 141 The Last Days of Pompeii 35 161 May-61 ? Jack Kirby ?

painted cover

new art-

 

-a2

154   Oct-62 141 Arabian Nights

8

 

164 Oct-61 ? Charles Berger ?

mirror cover

new art-omits The Magic Horse

155   Nov-62 141 The Adventures of Cellini 38 164 Oct-61 ? Norman Nodel Al Sundel

painted cover

new art

156   Nov-62 156 The Dog Crusoe         Norman Light   new Euoropean only issue
157   Dec-62 156 The Queen of Spades             new Euoropean only issue
158   Dec 62 156 Faust

167

 

  Aug 62 Norman Nodel Norman Nodel Al Sundel painted mirror cover

158a   Jan-63 156 Dr. No       Norman Nodel     new Euoropean only issue

159   Feb-63 156 Master and Man             new Euoropean only issue

160   Mar-63 156 In Freedom's Cause 168    $    0.25   Reed Crandall/ George Evans Al Sundel British edition 6 years

earlier than American

161     1/3 Apr-63 157 The Aeneid             new Euoropean only issue

162 1/3 May-63 156 Saga of the North         Tumos Porto   new Euoropean only issue

163 2/ Jun-63 157 The Argonauts             new Euoropean only issue