Strato Publications (UK)
Putting together this web page came about because in 1998 although there were and still are American sites, I could not find any
Below is what data I have been able cobble together to-date. If you have any further details, please email me.
was started in
It is possible that he had seen or was aware of the Sankey, Hudson & Co. series of publications under the title "Britain's Story Told In Pictures".
The earliest edition that I am aware of being 1933. (Update: 1/3/2010)
I have not found
any evidence to the effect it is quite possible that some early prints
of Classics Illustrated were imported with the
stationing of American troops in the
Gilberton World Wide Publications Inc. by Strato Publications Ltd. (head off.) 39 upper Brook Street,
The company as far as I can find out is no longer in business.
Around 1950 the UK selling price started at about 9p, and rose in 1955-1960 from 1 shilling to 1/3 pence (old UK currency). (about 10p now)
Some American imports still made their way onto the book stands at this
you can find US versions and
However, the majority were published by
is funny to consider
that Kanter started producing an
of the classics
because he was concerned about the falling standards of
children’s reading in the 1930’s and figured a comic book would get them to read more – I often wonder what he would make of the children of the 21st century.
should be noted that
some of the
rarer titles are valued up to £200, however, as far as I can find out
applies to the US copies
and no known value appears to be given to those produced under licence. This does not detract from the esthetic value of great classic stories and
some very fine art work. An average price in a second hand bookshop varies but £2.00 is general.
reading of ebooks / ecomics in the last few years has become very
popular in my research I found several locations which may be of
|Wikipedia||Excellent write up which includes the copyright situation as it stood in 2008. (35 High quality cover scans are available.)|
|Classics Illustrated Comics UK.||Produce reprints and educational resouces (see English resource page in Supply Teachers resources)|
|The Marie Smith Library||US
School page (has 30
scans available) (Please treat the Schools site with respect.) No Longer available
||New - Should you be interested in buying or selling.
place - CI page
||New - viewable
on-line scans, Good quality, 25 in all, nice site.
|Internet.org||Several scans available on the open source books area (5 checked in on 31/01/2013).|
|CI Junior issues page 1
||Classics Illustrated Junior Issues (Scans/cbr) - for the younger reader - Parents check first please, use "Free" option.|
|CI Junior issues page 2
Illustrated Junior Issues - more for the younger reader - Uses
RapidShare D/l, use "Free" option.
text list of the
publications both US and UK, to check the
different numbering system
(Gilberton World Wide Publications Inc. and Strato Publications Ltd.)
to be aware of between the US/Canadian versions and
G Gillam (Bonanza Studios) Essex UK
note circuit diagrams are no longer available.<<<<
With the new USB turtables which are coming on the market this offer has been suspended.
|OK! Thats all for now folks!|