(January 1954)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Authors, Ltd.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated Junior
Editing:
Meyer A. Kaplan (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden and Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Pied Piper (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Inks:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Colors:
Dik Browne ? (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Pied Piper; Children
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Pied Piper playing his pipe for a group of children.
Reprints:

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next Month / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover promo positioned on the left side of the page for the next issue of Classics Illustrated Junior, "The Sleeping Beauty". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is This? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (puzzle directions)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of the page.

The Pied Piper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Robert Browning (original author)
Pencils:
Dik Browne (signed)
Inks:
Dik Browne ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
The Pied Piper rids the town of Hamelin of rats, but is cheated of his fee by the mayor and his councilmen. In revenge, he leads the children of Hamelin to a mountain that closes around them.

Sing a Song of Sixpence (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
King; Queen; Maid; Blackbirds
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a pie filled with twenty-four singing blackbirds.

["We can tell the African elephant..."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about elephants.
Reprints:

[Subscription Order] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover promo offering a Classics Illustrated Junior subscription. Spot illustration depicts the front cover of "The Pied Piper".

[The Pied Piper Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne ?
Inks:
Dik Browne ?
Colors:
Dik Browne ?

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts the Pied Piper and a dancing rat.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Pied Piper
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Pied Piper
  5. 4. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  6. 5. ["We can tell the African elephant..."]
  7. 6. [Subscription Order]
  8. 7. [The Pied Piper Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
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