Classics Illustrated

Classics Illustrated (Thorpe & Porter, Ltd, 1962? series) has been grouped as part of a series of titles with related contents.

When the Australian Ayers and James series ended in 1953, colour UK editions (Thorpe & Porter/Strato) were imported into Australia, with price stickers or covers printed with multi-country pricing. These issues seem to be primarily in the early 100s, up to #125, with some earlier issues.

From about issue 120 (around 1954/55), current and back issue UK editions were printed with separate covers for Australia and imported by Ayers and James. These editions can generally be identified by higher 2/- pricing and an Ayers and James address for ordering back issues.

The publisher of Australian variants for the UK series was initially listed as Strato Publications and later Thorpe & Porter Ltd. It is possible that not all UK issues were printed with Australian variants.

Start and end dates for the series are based on known dates for the UK edition, which is reported to run October 1951 to June 1963. Dating for all issues is very uncertain. There is some information on UK editions in Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed. By William B Jones Jr (Appendix J). See also Bryon Whitworth's Classics Illustrated British Editions: A Complete Collector's Guide.

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Show/hide 1. Classics Illustrated Strato Publications Ltd. #1 (1954) to #150? (1962?)

Strato Publications Ltd.

United Kingdom

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Published
#1 (1954) to #150? (1962?)
No. issues
173?
Format
Comic series
Language
English
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Show/hide 2. Classics Illustrated Thorpe & Porter, Ltd #151 (1962?) to #163 (1964)

Thorpe & Porter, Ltd

United Kingdom

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Published
#151 (1962?) to #163 (1964)
No. issues
44?
Format
Comic series
Language
English
Available issues

Gallery

Covers
small  |  Medium  |  large

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This series is part of the following groups:
  • Classics Illustrated (currently displayed – ungroup)