(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.

Indexer Notes

This sequence does not appear in HRN 548 copies.

[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.

Indexer Notes

This sequence does not appear in HRN 548 copies.

[Subscribe Now! Today!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This sequence appears on the inside cover of HRN 548 copies.

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".

Indexer Notes

This sequence does not exist in HRN 548 copies.

[Classics Illustrated Order Form] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for Classics Illustrated back issues thru issue #142.

This sequence exists in HRN 548 issues and is located on the inside back cover.

[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:

Indexer Notes

This sequence does not exist in HRN 548 issues.

[The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Order form for Classics Illustrated Junior issues, with the highest reorder number of 548.

This sequence is only in HRN 548 issues and is located on the back cover.

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. [Subscribe Now! Today!]
  5. 4. The Sleeping Beauty
  6. 5. The Real Princess
  7. 6. Simple Simon
  8. 7. ["There are two kinds of..."]
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. [Classics Illustrated Order Form]
  11. 10. [Sleeping Beauty Pinup]
  12. 11. [The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp