(April 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

Jack and the Beanstalk (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jack; Mother
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts Jack descending the beanstalk with the talking harp while his mother watches.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art and story credits for issue from Jack Lane reprint.

[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 in the Classics Illustrated series, "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears". 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

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

Jack and the Beanstalk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); William Godwin (original author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Jack; Mother; Father; Fairy; Giant; Giantess
Synopsis:
Jack exchanges the family cow for a few beans. His mother is furious and tosses the beans out the window. The next morning, Jack finds a beanstalk growing to the clouds and climbs it. In the clouds, he discovers a land dominated by a cruel Giant. On several trips up and down the beanstalk, Jack steals the Giant's bags of gold, his magic hen, and his talking harp. The Giant attempts to pursue Jack down the beanstalk but falls to his death. A good fairy restores Jack's long-lost father, a knight who has been serving for many years in the wars.
Reprints:

My Shadow (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about a child's shadow.
Reprints:
  • in Classics Illustrated Junior (Jack Lane Productions Inc., 2004 series) #27 (507). Poem was re-typeset.

["The great apes are the animals..."] (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 the gorilla.
Reprints:
  • in Classics Illustrated Junior (Jack Lane Productions Inc., 2004 series) #27 (507).

[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".

[Jack and the Beanstalk Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Jack; Giant
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Jack carrying the magic hen and running away from the Giant.
Reprints:
  • in Classics Illustrated Junior (Jack Lane Productions Inc., 2004 series) #27 (507) [as coloring pin-up]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Jack and the Beanstalk
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. Jack and the Beanstalk
  5. 4. My Shadow
  6. 5. ["The great apes are the animals..."]
  7. 6. [Subscription Offer]
  8. 7. [Jack and the Beanstalk Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp