Some of the best, most historic comic books ever created were the legendary Classics Illustrated series. Back in the 1950's this was the series that god my father into comic books and ultimately got me into them as well. In fact I have in my collection several of those Classics Illustrated comics that he bought for 12 to 15 cents each!
So here is incredible news that combines the history of classic comics with today's greatest comics technology.
"Trajectory, Inc., the global eBook production and distribution platform, entered into a digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels that have seen over 200 million downloads to date, to make available Trajectory’s Classic Illustrated line of comics and graphic novels to comiXology fans around the globe. One of the well-known brands in the comic book publishing arena, The Classics Illustrated line consists of illustrated adaptations of traditional literature, non-fiction and biographies featuring the world's greatest stories by the worlds greatest authors including: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, The Pearl Princess, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo, Robin Hood, Snow White, Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers and over one hundred more.
To celebrate the announcement, Trajectory and comiXology have made over 15 issues available today.
"You'll be hard-pressed to find a greater collection of graphic adaptations of classic literature than with the Classics Illustrated line," said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. "Now an entirely new generation of readers the world over can experience these timeless tales like never before on comiXology."
“Everyone here at Trajectory is excited about getting the Classic Illustrated line in front of an entirely new audience with comiXology,” said Trajectory, Inc. CEO Jim Bryant. “We can’t wait to hear from new and old fans alike when they are wowed when they experience these titles in comiXology’s ground breaking Guided View reading technology.”
Within several months, the entire 120 issues run of the Classics Illustrated will be available to experience in comiXology’s Guided View and in CMX-HD on compatible iOS and Android devices.
The complete launch list is:
Classics Illustrated #1: The Three Musketeer
Classics Illustrated #4: The Last of the Mohicans
Classics Illustrated #13: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Classics Illustrated #26: Frankenstein
Classics Illustrated #47: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Classics Illustrated #54: The Man in the Iron Mask
Classics Illustrated #64: Treasure Island
Classics Illustrated #124: The War of the Worlds
Classics Illustrated #128: Macbeth
Classics Illustrated #134: Romeo and Juliette
Classics Illustrated #153: The Invisible Man
Classics Illustrated Junior #501: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Classics Illustrated Junior #506: The Three Little Pigs
Classics Illustrated Junior #515: Johnny Appleseed
Classics Illustrated Junior #519: Paul Bunyan With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and the Web – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide."