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    Love and Hate in Jamestown, by David Price

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFHermans View Post
    I found a big stack of comic books called "Illustrated Classics" in my mom's basement (true) which are comics about classic books like for instant Moby Dick, Oliver Twist and Les Miserables (and all those other books you should read, but never do).
    My dad got me like a hundred of those when I was a kid. "The Prince and the Pauper" was one of my favorite. I still own (I ordered it off E-Bay) "The Conspiracy of Pontiac," because I thought it was neat there was a Classics Illustrated version of a book you can now only by from racialist sources.
    In 1972, a black ops commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. He promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade and fled to the Ozarks underground. Today, still wanted by the Federal government, he survives as a soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire...KRIGER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
    Hermans, those Illustrated Classics are big, or were before kids were fed Gameboys, over here. I remember reading the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn books when I was a little boy.

    I was thinking of something slightly different. Classics Illustrated were actual comic books that went out of print sometime around the year I was born (1970). Here are the covers from some of my all-time favorites:













    Apparently, they actually did an H.P. Lovecraft issue of Classics Illustrated! I wish I'd had that one....



    There was also a Classics Illustrated Junior series:



    Classics Illustrated comics were one of the coolest things of my childhood. I'm very fortunate my dad picked those up for me.
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    I mean the "Classics Illustrated" comics, although I also had classic books with illustrations. Fortunately I never got many modern books for children, which I didn't like anyway.

    "The Prince and the Pauper" was the first one I read, but it was probably completely destroyed because it wasn't in the stack anymore. I must have read it a hundred times.

    Now that I've been rereading them all, I realized how little I actually understood of the stories when I read them first as a kid. For instance about "Oliver Twist" the only thing I understood in those days was that he was in trouble all the time, but I kept rereading the comic.

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    One for HP Lovecraft? I'd love to get a copy of that one

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    HP Lovecraft book covers from the 70's
    http://baharna.com/cmythos/bb/bboxer.htm

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    Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Morn by Robert E. Howard.

    Kull and Solomon Kane are the best.

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    That Mohican looks a trifle Dinaric, could be Hussar from Skadi's brother. That Off on a Comet looks hilarious, even when I was a kid I wasn't buying that shit. No way would I believe that a comet could strike the Earth a glancing blow and take some live people away.

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    The Journal of the Twentieth Century Society. British Modern: Architecture and Design in the 1930s



    Joan S, Skinner Form and Fancy: Factories and Factory Buildings by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners, 1916-1939

    Their most well known building (actually, the Hoover building is better known), The Firestone Tire Factory, was torn down in 1980. The beautiful gate still survives, though.

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    Hacking Matter... not something I think most here would want to concern themselves with.

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