(May 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

Aladdin and His Lamp (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Aladdin; Genie
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Genie emerging from Aladdin's lamp.
Reprints:

[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 on the left side of the page for the next issue in the series, "The Emperor's New Clothes". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is It? / 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 on the right side of the page.

Aladdin and His Lamp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); ? (original authors)
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Aladdin; Mother; Sorceror; Genie; Princess
Synopsis:
When Aladdin acquires a magic lamp, its Genie brings him wealth and the hand of a princess in marriage, but a sorceror steals the lamp by peddling new lamps for old and transports Aladdin's wife and palace to a remote land. Aladdin's magic ring allows him to restore the palace to its original site. He is re-united with his wife and the sorceror is left wandering in the desert.
Reprints:

The Boy and the Wolf (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Shepherd Boy; Wolf; Townspeople
Synopsis:
A mischievous shepherd boy cries "Wolf!" and the townspeople run to the meadow to save the sheep. They are furious when they discover it is a trick. The next day, the boy plays the same trick and, once again, the townspeople run to the meadow. On the third day, a wolf devastates the flock but the boy's cries of "Wolf!" are ignored by the townspeople.
Reprints:

The Fat Man of Bombay (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Fat Man; Snipe
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme on the upper half of the page telling of a man whose pipe is stolen by a bird.
Reprints:

Wee Willie Winkie (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Wee Willie Winkie
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme on the lower half of the page telling of a boy who runs through town at bedtime.
Reprints:

[Sperm Whale] (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 sperm whale.
Reprints:

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

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

[Aladdin and His Lamp Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Aladdin; Genie
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Aladdin and the Genie flying over the desert.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Aladdin and His Lamp
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is It?
  4. 3. Aladdin and His Lamp
  5. 4. The Boy and the Wolf
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. The Fat Man of Bombay
  7. 6. Wee Willie Winkie
  8. 7. [Sperm Whale]
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. [Aladdin and His Lamp Pinup]
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