(January 1955)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (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:
Tin Soldier; Paper Dancing Doll
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts a tin soldier, a paper dancing doll, and various toys.

[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, horizontally-oriented, inside front cover promo on the upper portion of the page for the next issue of Classics Illustrated Junior, "Johnny Appleseed". Spot illustration depicts the issue's front cover.

["Statement required..."] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, horizontally-oriented, inside front cover statement of ownership on the lower portion of the page. Albert L. Kanter is noted as Publisher; William E. Kanter as Editor; Meyer A. Kaplan as Managing Editor; and Maurice R. Kanter as Business Manager. The Owner is listed as Famous Authors, Ltd., Albert L., William E., and Maurice R. Kanter of 101 Fifth Avenue, New York, 3, New York.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Table of Contents)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
Dik Browne ?
Inks:
Dik Browne ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tin Soldier; Paper Dancing Doll; Jack-in-the-Box; Rat; Boy; Street Urchins; Maid; Mother
Synopsis:
After several dangerous adventures, a tin soldier is reunited with his sweetheart, a paper dancing doll.

The Actor and the Farmer (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Rich Man; Actor; Farmer; Townspeople
Synopsis:
An actor and a farmer compete for a prize by imitating the cry of a pig.

Young Night Thought (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 youngster falling asleep.

["From Australia, the home of many strange 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 dingo.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover promo for Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior subscriptions. Spot illustrations depict front covers from both series.

[The Steadfast Tin Soldier Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts the tin soldier adrift in a paper boat.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. ["Statement required..."]
  4. 3. The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  5. 4. The Actor and the Farmer
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Young Night Thought
  7. 6. ["From Australia, the home of many strange animals..."]
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [The Steadfast Tin Soldier Pinup]
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  • Bob Hughes
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