(June 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

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Beauty; Beast
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Beast kneeling before Beauty.

[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 Junior series, "Little Red Riding Hood". 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.

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (original author)
Pencils:
Dik Browne
Inks:
Dik Browne
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Beauty; Beast; Beauty's Father (merchant); Beauty's Two Sisters
Synopsis:
Beauty's father picks a rose in the Beast's garden and the price is his daughter, Beauty. She is carried to the Beast's palace, and enjoys every luxury. Eventually, she overcomes her fear of the Beast and looks forward to his company. One day, she returns home to tend her ailing father, and returns to the palace to find the Beast dying. She is heartbroken but confesses her love by accepting his offer of marriage. The Beast is transformed into a Prince.

The Dog and the Shadow (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Dog
Synopsis:
A greedy dog drops his piece of meat into a stream when he thinks the reflection he sees in its depths is carrying a bigger piece. He realizes he should have been content with what he had.

Indexer Notes

First of the Aesop's Fables adaptations in the series.

Ride a Cock-Horse (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:
Old Lady; Tommy
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a lady at Banubury Cross with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes.

["The hippopotamus is one of the largest..."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about the hippopotamus.
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".

[Beauty and the Beast Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne
Inks:
Dik Browne
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Beauty; Beast
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Beauty and the Prince in a garden.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Beauty and the Beast
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. Beauty and the Beast
  5. 4. The Dog and the Shadow
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Ride a Cock-Horse
  7. 6. ["The hippopotamus is one of the largest..."]
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Beauty and the Beast Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome
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