Classics Illustrated was once upon a time a noble staple of comics. They were comics you could read in public without drawing down the scorn of the adult class, books that while dry and often dull were nonetheless comics in a world which was not overripe in such bounty. Some were exceedingly well drawn (The Three Musketeers for instance) and some were not. But behind their staid painted covers, all had the cache of being acceptable but still with the slight aroma of cheating the system. Enjoy some of my favorite covers from this venerable run. (I've also included when available the original non-painted covers for many of these.)
That wraps up 2015. See you tomorrow!