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Classics Illustrated comics hit by Diamond Comic Distributors decision

07/05/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Diamond Comic Distributors have told Jack Lake Productions - the publisher of Classics Illustrated comics - that due to "new operating guidelines and benchmarks," Diamond are dropping solicitation and distribution of the full Classics Illustrated series.

President of Jack Lake, Jaak Jarve, told the Nest, "That this is another example of a knee-jerk reaction to the tough economic environment everybody is struggling with to get through. Ironically, here we have an American intellectual property consisting of 325 classical literature titles which are being dumped in favor of spandex-super-hero titles. Oddly enough the American-owned and -produced Classics Illustrated series is being welcomed more by foreign publishers than our own North American publishing community. Maybe those foreigners are investing in the knowledge that classical literature will help teach our children to cope with the realities of the real world much better than these caped-crusaders who like jumping off high buildings. Splat! That's all I have to say."

Classics Illustrated titles will continue to be sold and distributed by independent distributors, book stores, and

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