(March 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

Johnny Appleseed (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Inks:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Colors:
William A. Walsh (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Appleseed; Wolf; Rabbit
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts Johnny Appleseed scattering apple seeds.

[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 of Classics Illustrated Junior, "Aladdin and His Lamp". 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.

Johnny Appleseed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Appleseed; Pet Wolf; Billy; Wildcat Willy
Synopsis:
Johnnny Appleseed heads west planting apple orchards across America.

Pecos Bill (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Pecos Bill
Synopsis:
Pecos Bill is a cowboy who accomplishes some amazing feats, including riding a tornado.

If All the Seas Were One Sea (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Nusery rhyme speculating on the outcome of a huge tree falling into the sea.

[[Kangaroo]] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about the kangaroo.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[Johnny Appleseed Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?

Characters:
Johnny Appleseed; Wolf; Birds; Squirrel
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Johnny Appleseed scattering seeds while his pet wolf walks alongside him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Johnny Appleseed
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. Johnny Appleseed
  5. 4. Pecos Bill
  6. 5. If All the Seas Were One Sea
  7. 6. [[Kangaroo]]
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Johnny Appleseed Pinup]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp