(January 1956)

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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Some information from Saltarella via the Error Tracker.


The Nightingale (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:
Emperor; Page Boy; Nightingale; Mechanical Bird
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Emperor gazing upon the nightingale while the page boy looks upon the mechanical bird.

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

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, "The Gallant Tailor". Spot illustation 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.

The Nightingale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Emperor; Nightingale; Mechanical Bird; Kitchen Maid; Courtiers
Synopsis:
The Emperor is delighted with the song of a nightingale until he receives the gift of a mechanical bird. Delighted with the unusual toy, the Emperor snubs the nightingale and she returns to the forest. When the mechanical bird breaks down from overuse, the Emperor falls deathly ill, but the nightingale returns to the palace and her song restores his health.

The Hare and the Tortoise (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Hare; Tortoise; Forest Animals
Synopsis:
The hare and the tortoise run a footrace but the cocksure hare stops to take a nap and the tortoise wins the race, proving that one should never be too sure of oneself.

The Moon (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 the moon.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (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:
Mary; Lamb; Teacher; Children
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about Mary and her pet lamb.

[Picture to Color] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Page Boy; Mechanical Bird
Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover illustration depicting the page boy carrying the mechanical bird on a cushion.

[Mail Order Titles List/Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover promo for mail order back titles from the Classics Illustrated Junior series and a subscription offer to the series. Spot illustrations depict front covers from the series.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Nightingale
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Nightingale
  5. 4. The Hare and the Tortoise
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. The Moon
  7. 6. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  8. 7. [Picture to Color]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  9. 8. [Mail Order Titles List/Subscription Offer]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp