Comments on: Classics Illustrated: Great Expectations http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/ Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Greg McElhatton http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-90027 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:36:51 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/#comment-90027 Whoops! I hadn’t remembered this one at all from the First Comics line — good catch, guys!

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By: Jim Kosmicki http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-90023 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:59:06 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/#comment-90023 This is a reprint of one of the initial First/Berkely Classics Illustrateds.

I remember thinking this was one of the stronger early books (the best was definitely Peter Kuper’s The Jungle near the end). But then again, I love Great Expectations as a novel.

Given that Geary is a long-time NBM creator, it makes sense to me for this to be an early book in the Papercutz series. There’s already a relationship with booksellers in terms of this author and Victorian subjects that might get the line in the door a little easier.

My biggest objection to the series is that it’s obviously being published for a push to the library market. I’ve bought many books from NBM, and they are solid, quality publications. I’m sure that the hardcover version for $9.95 is a decent price for a hardcover volume, but I’d really prefer a paper cover version like their Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys (or Tales from the Crypt) for around $4. THEN, if they’d reprint certain titles (like The Jungle), I could justify having my students buy them for class.

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By: John Platt http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-90013 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:04:34 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/#comment-90013 This was originally published in 1990 by First Comics. Papertcutz is reprinting it.

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By: Gravett, Kochalka, and torturing your younger brother « Word Balloons http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/comment-page-1/#comment-90008 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:20:29 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2008/03/12/classics-illustrated-great-expectations/#comment-90008 […] Read About Comics, Rick Geary reviews the Classics Illustrated version of Charles Dickens’s Great […]

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