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The series's illustrator Brett Helquist returned to illustrate another release of the series in paperback form, made to mimic the penny dreadful — a common nineteenth-century British publication that was usually released in parts, each of which cost a penny — thematically appropriate for the Baudelaire's "dreadful" situations. The books had altered titles of "Or...," new colour covers, seven new illustrations within the story from Brett Helquist, fake advertisements for products such as electric sock, and a section of a 13-part comic series at the back of the book starring The Spoily Brats. The first two books, The Bad Beginning and The Reptile Room, were released on the same date in May 2007, and The Wide Window was released in September of the same year. The fourth and fifth books, The Miserable Mill and The Austere Academy, were set to be published, but for reasons unknown, they were not released. It is unknown if the series will ever be completed and is considered on indefinite leave.

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! is a paperback re-release of The Bad Beginning, designed to mimic Victorian penny dreadfuls. It was released on May 8, 2007. The book features a new full-color cover, seven new illustrations, and the part of a serial supplement entitled The Cornucopian Cavalcade, which in this edition includes the first of 13-part comic entitled The Spoily Brats along with a page of Victorian-era false advertisements, both produced by Michael Kupperman, an advice column written by Lemony Snicket along with a page listing every entry in A Series of Unfortunate Events (some of which are fictional), the first part of a story entitled Q: A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural by Stephen Leacock, and a guide by Morley Adams on paper folding.

New Illustrations


The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!

The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!

The Reptile Room: Or, Murder! is a paperback re-release of The Reptile Room, designed to mimic Victorian penny dreadfuls. It was released on May 8, 2007, by HarperCollins. The book features a new full-color cover, seven new illustrations, and the second part of a serial supplement entitled The Cornucopian Cavalcade, which includes the second part of a 13-part comic by Michael Kupperman entitled The Spoily Brats, an advice column written by Lemony Snicket, and the second part of a story by Stephen Leacock entitled Q: A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural, along with other novelty additions.


New Illustrations


The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!

The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!

The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! is a paperback re-release of The Wide Window, designed to mimic Victorian penny dreadfuls. It was released on September 4, 2007, by HarperCollins. The book includes seven new illustrations, and the third part of a serial supplement entitled The Cornucopian Cavalcade, which features a 13-part comic by Michael Kupperman entitled The Spoily Brats, an advice column written by Lemony Snicket, and, as in The Bad Beginning or, Orphans! and The Reptile Room or, Murder!, (the final) part of a story by Stephen Leacock entitled Q: A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural.

New Illustrations


The Miserable Mill: Or, Hypnotism!

The Miserable Mill: Or, Hypnotism!

The Miserable Mill: Or, Hypnotism! is an unreleased paperback re-release of The Miserable Mill, designed to mimic Victorian penny dreadfuls. It originally had a release date of January 1, 2008, but was never published. It is unknown whether it will be released in the future.[1]

Unreleased Illustrations


The Austere Academy: Or, Kidnapping!

"The Austere Academy: Or, Kidnapping!" is an unreleased paperback re-release of The Austere Academy, designed to mimic Victorian penny dreadfuls. It originally had a release date of April 1, 2008, but was never published. It is unknown whether it will be released in the future.

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