Dumas's classic adventure tale of the hot-headed young D'Artagnan, who wishes to join the King's Musketeers. Deceit and intrigue follow, as D'Artagnan, along with the three respected Musketeers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, uncover the evil Cardinal Richelieu's plot to engulf Europe in war. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Alexandre Dumas 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.