It provides the exact dating for Classics Illustrated The date listed inside the front cover isn't reliable, since it didn't change every time a new edition came out. Some comics from the 1950s and 60s still have a 1940s date of publication. To determine the exact date after establishing the HRN you need a catalog such as Overstreet that lists all the editions, but even without that, the HRN will let you know whether you have a first edition or not. The original Classic Comics / Classics Illustrated were published by Gilberton in the 1940- 1960s. There were several later reprints by Berkeley, First and others but those are not as collectible as the original series.For the World Around Us [WAU] and Classics Illustrated Special series, it's simpler since there was only one edition. Some of the Specials did have different covers. See our other auctions for dozens more Classics Illustrated in wholesale lots. The item "Classics Illustrated - lot of 20 FINE comics" is in sale since Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comic Books & Memorabilia\Comics\Comics & Graphic Novels".
The seller is "onl_ste" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.