The kind folks at Papercutz have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products shipping in November of 2007.

Papercutz Relaunches Classics Illustrated!

Also this month: The Hardy Boys

Classics Illustrated Deluxe Vol. 1 Wind In The Willows SC

By Kenneth Grahame; adapted by Michel Plessix

The great Classics Illustrated that everybody remembers is back with beautiful, high-quality adaptations of classic stories. Classics Illustrated is one of the most recognized names in comics. In its heyday, it sold over 200 million copies with hundreds of issues adapting the great classics. Papercutz relaunches Classics Illustred with a Deluxe line presenting carefully rendered, full-length adaptations, true and respectful to the originals. Instead of feeling like the story has been condensed, the expansive number of pages allows for the entire novel to be fully adapted.

The first volume presents graphic novelist Michel Plessix’s lush adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. The artwork is in aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as they picnic on the riverbank, indulge in Toad's latest fad, and get lost in Wild Wood. The pacing is masterful: each panel lingers just long enough to make you appreciate the same simple pleasures of life as the original novel.

Full-color hardcover, 6 1/2” x 9”, 144 pages, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59707-095-9

Also in trade paperback, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-59707-096-6

Classics Illustrated Deluxe Vol. 1 Wind In The Willows HC

Hardy Boys Vol. 11 Abracadeath GN

By Scott Lobdell, writer and Tim Smith 3

When some of the world's most amazing magicians start disappearing (and not in a magical way) Frank and Joe Hardy pit themselves against a trio of powerful young masters of illusion!

Full-color trade paperback, 5” x 7 1/2”, 112 pages, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-59707-080-5

Also in collector’s hardcover: $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59707-081-2

Hardy Boys Vol. 11 Abracadeath HC