A reader tells me that: “Valiant Comics (bought up by Acclaim) reissued
many of the Classics Illustrateds in the mid-’90s, complete with new
introductions and back matter by various academics. They were edited by
The more I think about it, the more I think I’d like to get some of these
for my kids. The picture-strip Bible went over well. And let’s face it, in
this visual age, they’re not going to read their way through the literary
canon. They may as well acquaint themselves with the stories, though, via
an accessible means.