(October 1958)

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 (Executive Editor); Roberta Strauss (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

Information mostly from William B. Jones Jr- Classics Illustrated- A Cultural History.
1964 reprints on published by the Gilberton Company.


The 3 Golden Apples (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky (painting)
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky (painting)
Colors:
Mike Sekowsky (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hercules; Atlas; Hundred-Headed Dragon
Synopsis:
Hercules approaches the Hundred-Headed Dragon guarding the Golden Apples of the Hesperides as Atlas supports the Heavens.
Keywords:
Fairy Tale; Myth

Indexer Notes

Front cover.

Coming Next Month (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Half-page, black-and-white, vertically-oriented promo positioned on the left side of the page for the next issue in the Classics Illustrated Junior series, "The Elf Mound". Brief synopsis and cover are included.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What Is This? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, black-and-white, vertically-oriented dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of the page depicting a boy reeling-in an old boot from the waters of a fishing hole. Directions for competing and coloring the puzzle are included.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The 3 Golden Apples (Table of Contents)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Nathaniel Hawthorne (original author)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hercules; Three Maidens; Old Man of the Sea; Atlas
Synopsis:
Hercules has been given the task of securing three Golden Apples from the Garden of the Hesperides and learns from three maidens he must discover its location from the shape-shifting Old Man of the Sea. Hercules finds the Old Man asleep but holds him fast as he changes into a number of creatures. Defeated, the Old Man finally tells Hercules the location of the garden. On the way there, the hero encounters Atlas, a god who supports the Heavens on his shoulders. Only Atlas can enter the garden so Hercules agrees to temporarily support the Heavens. Atlas strides off and, when he returns with the Golden Apples, refuses to take the Heavens on his shoulders again. Hercules tricks him into doing so, then sets off for home with the three Golden Apples in his possession.
Keywords:
Fairy Tale; Myth

The Boy and the Filberts (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Boy; Old Man
Synopsis:
A boy's hand becomes stuck in a jar when he grabs a handful of filberts. An old man advises him to drop half the filberts to release his hand. He consoles the boy by telling him, "Half is better than none at all."
Keywords:
Fable

There was an Old Man with a Nose (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Edward Lear
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Old Man
Synopsis:
An old man with a long nose defends its length.
Keywords:
Limerick; Poetry

The Swan (Table of Contents)

The Animal World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis:
Four panel factual account of the swan's habits, home, and diet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hercules; Atlas
Synopsis:
Atlas supports the Heavens as Hercules greets him. Black-and-white, line-drawn illustration to be colored with crayons.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Promo for ordering back titles in the Classics Illustrated Junior series. Includes depictions of four covers from the series, a list of current titles, and a cut-out order form.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The 3 Golden Apples
  2. 1. Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The 3 Golden Apples
  5. 4. The Boy and the Filberts
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. There was an Old Man with a Nose
  7. 6. The Swan
    The Animal World
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Color This Picture With Crayons
  9. 8. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales
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