Upon meeting Cavor, a physicist, Bedford, the narrator, becomes deeply intrigued by Cavor's work on a substance that will make space flight a reality. The two men design and build a spherical "spaceship" and upon its completion, shoot off into space to be the first men to visit the moon. There they find a desolate wasteland - at least until the Lunar day begins... Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old.