(December 1955)

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

The King of the Golden River (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:
King of the Golden River; Gluck
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the King of the Golden River emerging from a pot of gold as Gluck looks on in astonishment.

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next Month / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Half-page, horizontally-oriented, inside front cover promo positioned on the upper portion of the page for the next issue in the Classics Illustrated Junior series, "The Nightingale". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

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

The King of the Golden River (Table of Contents)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); John Ruskin (original author)
Pencils:
Bill Walsh
Inks:
Bill Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
King of the Golden River; Gluck; Hans; Schwartz
Synopsis:
The King of the Golden River lays waste beautiful Treasure Valley when its owners, brothers Hans and Schwartz, prove to be mean and selfish men. Their brother Gluck however meets the King's expectations regarding kindness and generosity, and the valley is restored to fruitfulness.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Unhappy Crow (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:
Crow; Peacock
Synopsis:
A crow wants to be a peacock and dons a few peacock feathers he finds on the path, but the peacocks think him a pretender and drive him away. He returns to his fellows who now resent him for wanting to be something other than a crow. The crow realizes he should have been happy just being himself.

The Land of Nod (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Children
Synopsis:
Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" about the strange lands, foods, and music a child encounters in his dreams.

This Is The Way (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Children
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme describing the horsemanship skills of ladies, gentlemen, and farmers.

[Picture to Color] (Table of Contents)

Color This Picture With Crayons / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Walsh
Inks:
Bill Walsh
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Gluck
Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover illustration depicting Gluck walking along a path.

Indexer Notes

first Color This Picture With Crayons feature in the series

Art identification by Saltarella.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover subscription offer for Classics Illustrated Junior. Spot illustrations depict covers from the series.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The King of the Golden River
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Statement of Ownership]
  4. 3. The King of the Golden River
  5. 4. The Unhappy Crow
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. The Land of Nod
  7. 6. This Is The Way
  8. 7. [Picture to Color]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp