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1956-63  

10/11/2011

 Classics Illustrated UK by date

 

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

 

 

UK issue

 price

UK date

UK HRN

Title

US Issue

US HRN

US Date

cover

story

script

Comments

cover type

Alice In Wonderland

line drawn cover

49

 1/3

Oct-51

82us

Alice in Wonderland

49

 

Jul-48

Alex Blum

Alex Blum

?

 

line drawn cover

extremely rare

68

  1'/3

Oct-51

82us

Julius Caesar

68

 

Feb-50

H. Kiefer

H. Kiefer

?

 

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16 1/3 Nov-51 82us Gulliver's Travels 16 60 Jun-49 Lillian Chestney Lillian Chestney Dan Kushner pgs reduced

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60 1/3 Nov-51 82us Black Beauty 60   Jun-49 August Froelich August Froelich ? ldc-a1
64 1/3 Jan-52 82us Treasure Island 64   Oct-49 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? ldc
77 1/3 Jan-52 82us The Iliad 77   Nov-50 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? line drawn cover

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37 1/3 Feb-52 77-10T The Pioneers 37 62 Aug-49 Rudy Palais Rudy Palais Samuel Willinsky pages cut

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22 1/3 Feb-52 77-10T The Pathfinder 22 60 Jun-49 Louis Zansky Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman pgs reduced

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17 1/3 Mar-52 77-10T The Deerslayer 17 60 Jun-49 Louis Zansky Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman pgs reduced

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58 1/3 Mar-52 77-10T The Prairie 58   Apr-49 Rudy Palais Rudy Palais ? ldc
2.1 2/0 Apr-52 77-16T Ivanhoe 2 60 Jun-49 Malcolm Kildale Ed Ashe Al Kantner

64 pages

new price

6 2/0 May-52 77-16T Tale of Two Cities 6 51 Sep-48 Stanley Maxwell Stanley Maxwell Evelyn Goodman 64 pages 
7 2/0 Jun-52 77-16T Robin Hood 7 51 Sep-48 Louis Zansky Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman 64 pages 
10 2/0   77-16T Robinson Crusoe 10 51 Sep-48 Stanley Maxwell Stanley Maxwell Evelyn Goodman 64 pages 
13(a) 1/6 Aug-52 77-16T Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde 13 60 Jun-49 H. Kiefer Arnold Hicks Evelyn Goodman stiff cover

new price

 
14 1/6 Sep-52 77-16T Westward Ho! 14 53 Nov-48 Allen Simon Allen Simon Dan Kushner stiff cover 
25 1/6 Oct-52 77-16T Two Years Before the Mast 25 60 Jun-49 Robert Webb/ David Heames Robert Webb/ David Heames Ruth Roche stiff cover 
40(a) 1/6 Nov-52 77-19T Mysteries (The Pit and the Pendulum, The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall, The Fall of the House of Usher) 40 62 Aug-49 H. Kiefer August Froelich/ H. Kiefer/ Harley Griffiths Samuel Willinsky stiff cover
74 1/6 Dec-52 77-19T Mr Midshipman Easy 74   Aug-50 Alex Blum Bob Lamme ? stiff cover 
15 1/0 Jan-53 82 Uncle Tom's Cabin 15 53 Nov-48 Rolland Livingstone Rolland Livingstone Evelyn Goodman price cut

return to paper covers

 
18(B) 1/0 Feb-53 82 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 18 60 Jun-49 H. Kiefer Allen Simon Evelyn Goodman new cover

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78 1/0 Mar-53 82 Joan of Arc 78   Dec-50 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Sam Willinksy line drawn cover

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82 1/0 Apr-53 82 The Master of Ballantrae 82   Apr-51 Alex Blum Lawrence Dressler Ken Fitch painted cover

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89 1/0 May-53 106 Crime and Punishment 89   Nov-51 Alex Blum Rudy Palais John O'Rourke painted cover

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101 1/0 Jun-53 106 William Tell 101   Nov-52 H. Kiefer Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover

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104 1/0 Jul-53 106 Bring 'Em Back Alive 104   Feb-53 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover

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106 1/0 Aug-53 106 Buffalo Bill 106   Apr-53 ? Maurice del Buorgo ? painted cover

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108 1/0 Sep-53 106 Knights Of The Round Table 108   Jun-53 ? Alex Blum John Cooney painted cover

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112 1/0 Oct-53 106 The Adventures of Kit Carson 112   Oct-53 ? Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover

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42 1/0 Nov-53 112 The Swiss Family Robinson 42 62 Aug-49 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Elspeth Campbell pages cut

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97 1/0 Dec-53 112 King Solomon's Mines 97   Jul-52 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover

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107 1/0 Jan-54 112 King   of the Khyber Rifles 107   May-53 ? Seymour Moskowitz Ken Fitch painted cover

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111 1/0 Feb-54 112 The Talisman 111   Sep-53 ? H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover

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48 1/0 Mar-54 115 David Copperfield 48 121 Jul-54 ? H. Kiefer George Lipscomb painted cover

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57   Apr-54 115 The Song of Hiawatha 57   Mar-49 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? ldc
86   May-54 115 Under Two Flags 86   Aug-51 Alex Blum Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover

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88   Jun-54 115 Men of Iron 88   Oct-51 ? L Dresser/ H Dougherty/ G Schrotter John O'Rourke painted cover

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114   Jul-54 115 The Red Rover 114   Dec-53 Jo Polseno Pete Costanza Ken Fitch painted cover

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115   Aug-54 115 How I Found Livingstone 115   Jan-54 ? Sal Trapani/ Sal Finocchiaro Ken Fitch painted cover

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73   Sep-54 120 The Black Tulip 73   Jul-50 Alex Blum Alex Blum Ken Fitch line drawn cover

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120 1/3 Oct-54 120 Hurricane 120   Jun-54 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron Harry Miller painted cover

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72   Nov-54 121 The Oregon Trail 72   Jun-50 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer John O'Rourke ldc
96   Dec-54 121 Daniel Boone 96   Jun-52 ? Alex Blum Ken Fitch painted cover

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100   Jan-55 121 Mutiny on the Bounty 100   Oct-52 H. Kiefer Morris Waldinger Ken Fitch painted cover

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13(a) 1/0 Feb-55 121 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde 13     ? Arnold Hicks Evelyn Goodman painted cover 
121 1/0 Feb-55 121 Wild Bill Hickok 121   Jul-54 ? sal Trapani/ Medio Iorio Ira Zweifach painted cover

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118 1/0 Mar-55 123 Rob Roy 118   Apr-54 ? Rudy Palais/ Walter Palais Harry Miller painted cover

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123 1/0 Apr-55 123 Fang and Claw 123   Nov-54 ? Lin Streeter ? painted cover

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46 1/0 May-55 123 Kidnapped 46   Apr-48 Robert Webb Robert Webb John O'Rourke ldc
103 1/0 Jun-55 123 Men Against the Sea 103   Jan-53 H. Kiefer Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover

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124 1/0 Jul-55 123 The War of the Worlds 124   Jan-55 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron Harry Miller painted cover

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53 1/3 Aug-55 124 Christmas Carol 53   Nov-48 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer George Lipscomb/ Harry Miller price increase to 1/3 
91 1/3 Sep-55 124 The Call of the Wild 91   Jan-52 ? Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover

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98 1/3 Oct-55 124 The Red Badge of Courage 98   Aug-52 ? Gustav Schrotter/ Maurice del Buorgo ? painted cover

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105

(JES 2)

1/3 Nov-55 124 From the Earth to the Moon 105   Mar-53 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? painted cover

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23 1/3 Dec-55 125 Oliver Twist 23 60 Jun-49 Arnold Hicks Arnold Hicks Georgina Campbell pgs reduced

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Thorpe and Porter joins Joint European Series (which makes issue numbering even more confusing).
49

(JES 1)

1/3 Jan-56 124 Alice in Wonderland 49 155 Mar-60 ? Alex Blum ?  

New European cover-

later used in  America

32   Jan-56 125 Lorna Doone 32 53/64 Oct-49 Matt Baker Matt Baker Ruth Roche pgs reduced

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125   Jan-56 125 The Ox-Bow Incident 125   Mar-55 Norman Nodel Norman Nodel Lorenz Graham painted cover

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99

(JES 4)

1/3 Feb-56 125 Hamlet 99   Sep-52 Alex Blum Alex Blum Sam Willinksy painted cover

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119   Feb-56 125 Soldiers Of Fortune 119   May-54 ? Kurt Schaffenberger Harry Miller painted cover

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69   Mar-56 125 Around the World in 80 Days 69   Mar-50 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer ? ldc
71   Mar-56 125 The Man Who Laughs 71   May-50 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? ldc
31   Apr-56 125 The Black Arrow 31 51 Sep-48 Arnold Hicks Arnold Hicks Ruth Roche/ T. Scott pgs reduced

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122   Apr-56 125 The Mutineers 122   Sep-54 ? Pete Costanza Harry Miller painted cover

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90   May-56 126 Green Mansions 90   Dec-51 Alex Blum Alex Blum George Lipscomb painted cover

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126   May-56 126 The Downfall 126   May-55 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron ? painted cover

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78   Jun-56 129 Joan of Arc 78 128 Sept 55 ? H. Kiefer Sam Willinksy painted cover 1
79   Jun-56 129 Cyrano de Bergerac 79   Jan-51 Alex Blum Alex Blum Ken Fitch line drawn cover

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113   Jun-56 129 The Forty Five Guardsmen 113   Nov-53 ? Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover 
94   Jul-56 129 David Balfour 94   Apr-52 ? Rudy Palais ? painted cover 
77 1/3 Jul-56 129 The Iliad 77       Alex Blum    

new european cover

129   Jul-56 129 Davy Crockett 129   Nov-55 ? Lou Cameron ? painted cover

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5 1/3 Aug-56 129 Moby Dick 5 131 Mar-56 ? Norman Nodel ? new art- painted cover

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80 1/3 Aug-56 129 White Fang 80 169 Oct-69 Alex Blum Alex Blum Ken Fitch painted cover 

1956-63