(February 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 Sleeping Beauty (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:
Princess; Prince
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Princess sleeping and the Prince entering the room through a window.
Reprints:

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next Month / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.05 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 3 Little Pigs". 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 Sleeping Beauty (Table of Contents)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Charles Perrault (original author)
Pencils:
Peter Costanza (signed)
Inks:
Peter Costanza (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Princess; Prince; Evil Fairy; King; Queen; Seven Good Fairies; Old Woman; Dwarf in Seven League Boots
Synopsis:
An evil fairy believes she has been snubbed at the christening banquet of a newborn princess and places the baby under a dreadful curse. Sixteen years later the curse takes effect when the princess pricks her finger on the distaff of a spinning wheel and falls into a sleep that lasts one hundred years. She marries a Prince who braves the perils of a tangled wood to find her.
Reprints:

The Real Princess (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Anderson (original author)
Pencils:
Peter Costanza
Inks:
Peter Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Prince; Princess; King; Queen; Maid; Dwarf; Princess Sky High; Princess Little One; Princess Roly Poly; Princess Sharp Nose
Synopsis:
A prince wants to marry a real princess. A young woman who claims to be a real princess is tested by placing a pea under the twenty mattresses on the bed where she will sleep. The next day, she says something hard in the bed kept her awake all night. The Prince rejoices - only a real princess can feel a pea through twenty mattresses.
Reprints:

Simple Simon (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:
Simple Simon; Pieman
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a simpleton who meets a pieman, fishes in a pail of water, and tosses salt on a bird's tail.
Reprints:

["There are two kinds of..."] (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 camels.
Reprints:

[Subscription Offer] (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".

[Sleeping Beauty Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Peter Costanza
Inks:
Peter Costanza
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Princess; Old Woman
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts the Princess sitting at a spinning wheel while an old woman looks on in astonishment.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sleeping Beauty
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Sleeping Beauty
  5. 4. The Real Princess
  6. 5. Simple Simon
  7. 6. ["There are two kinds of..."]
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Sleeping Beauty Pinup]
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
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