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Classics Illustrated debuts on Barnes & Noble’s Nook

Classics Illustrated, the time-honored series that adapted such literary works War of the Worlds, Hamlet and A Tale of Two Cities, is making the leap into the digital age with the announcement today by Trajectory Inc. that the comics are now available for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet.

“Making the Classics available in digital form re-introduces these brilliant works to a whole new generation of readers,” Trajectory CEO Jim Bryant said in a statement. “The Nook is a great platform for interacting with one of the most beloved comics and graphic novel series of all time. Barnes & Noble is a tremendous champion of digital comic and graphic novel content.”

Issues of Classics Illustrated are available for download in the Nook Comics store for $4.99; issues of the spinoff Classics Illustrated Junior, which adapted such fables and fairy tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, are priced at $1.99.

Classics Illustrated debuted in 1941 as Classic Comics, publishing 169 issues during its 30-year run.

Read the official announcement below.

Trajectory, Inc. Launches Classics Illustrated -Now Available on NOOK® by Barnes & Noble

Cambridge, MA – March 6th 2012 – Trajectory, Inc. announced today that the company has made available for the first time the iconic Classics Illustrated comic series. The series consists of over 100 digital graphic novels presented in a comic book format with robust color illustrations that introduce literature to readers of all ages. Trajectory is collaborating with Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to deliver the series on Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™.

The Classics Illustrated digital graphic novels and comics published by Trajectory are now available for purchase in the NOOK Comics™ store . The series features the world’s greatest stories by the world’s greatest authors including: The Last of the Mohicans, War of the Worlds, Hamlet, The Jungle Book, Julius Caesar, Tom Sawyer, Alice in Wonderland and hundreds more.

“Making the Classics available in digital form re-introduces these brilliant works to a whole new generation of readers,” said Jim Bryant, Trajectory CEO. “The NOOK is a great platform for interacting with one of the most beloved comics and graphic novel series of all time. Barnes & Noble is a tremendous champion of digital comic and graphic novel content.”

“Barnes & Noble is committed to offering customers a broad array of digital comics and graphic novels. We’re excited to bring NOOK customers Trajectory’s Classics Illustrated digital collection of comics and graphic novels,” said Theresa Horner, Vice President of Digital Content for Barnes & Noble. “The high resolution of our VividView™ color touchscreen makes the action virtually jump off the page, and takes these graphic novels to a whole new level of entertainment.”

Starting today, the world’s greatest stories by the world’s greatest authors, Classics Illustrated are on NOOK! Experience NOOK at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or at NOOK.com. Look for more and more titles to be added every month!

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