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Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Back when I was 3, Wheaties Cereal offered issues of the original Classics Illustrated. There were four issues offered; you could order one of them for boxtops.

I recall my older half-sister Jenny asking me which one I wanted.

It wasn't a hard choice.

I picked "Journey to the Center of the Earth" which featured a stunning painting of the explorers in their raft on the underground sea trying frantically to escape the two massive dinosaurs fighting nearby.

Weeks later the comic arrived and Jenny and I read it together. The splash page features an illustration of a parchment written by "A.S" who had made it to the center of the Earth and urges others who read his missive, who possess the daring and courage, to follow in his path.

Among the many wonderous sequences within is the one where the youngest member of the new expedition becomes separated from the others--and then his lamp goes out. These panels are all grey, backgrounds, foregrounds, the young man's clothes and flesh--no other color intrudes on the utter dispair this young man feels.

I credit this comic, along with watching episodes of the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits with Jenny, as well as a few choice SF Works she read to me, as the origin of my drive to write Science Fiction.

I still have that exact comic, in Very Fine Condition, in my massive comix library.

Thanks, Jenny.


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Nice to find another fan! I still have all of the issues that I bought in the mid1950sto early 1960s — the entire series — of both Classics Illustrated and Classic Illustrated Junior. Unfortunately I do not have all of the special issues.

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Creeper shows the exact copy I still have in VF+ Thanks for the look.


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