(August 1947)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
William E. Kanter (editor); Jerry Iger (art director); Ruth Roche (script editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Cover stock varies from Glossy standard paper to Glossy stiff paper; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Mysteries (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
Full-page, line-drawn illustration depicts scenes from the three tales contained in the issue.

Indexer Notes

front cover

The Pit and the Pendulum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Samuel Willinsky (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
August M. Froehlich (signed)
Inks:
August M. Froehlich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; Members of the Spanish Inquisition; Torturers; Guards; General La Salle
Synopsis:
A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is tortured in a dark room with a razor-sharp pendulum, a water-filled pit, rats, and other devices until liberated when Toledo falls to the French.

The Adventure of Hans Pfall (Table of Contents)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Samuel Willinsky (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hans Pfall; Gretell Pfall (wife of Hans); Professor Rubadub; Mynherr Underduk (Mayor of Rotterdam); Pfall's Three Creditors; People of Rotterdam; Moon People
Synopsis:
Pfall kills his three creditors with an explosion then travels to the moon in a balloon of his own design to become King of the Moon People.

The Fall of the House of Usher (Table of Contents)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Samuel Willinsky (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths (signed)
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; Roderick Usher; Madeline Usher; Physician; Butler; Ethelred (phantom)
Synopsis:
Roderick Usher buries his catatonic twin sister Madeline then dies from fear and horror when she rises from her grave. The crumbling Usher mansion collapses upon them.

Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths ?
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch of Edgar Allan Poe. Two spot illustrations depict images from his works and life.

[Excerpt from a Letter by Washington] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); George Washington (original author)
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths ? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths ? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Excerpt from a letter by George Washington dated 1790 about bigotry, persecution, and good citizenship. Illustrations depict Washington and American patriotic icons such as the Old North Church and Paul Revere.

Robert Fulton, Inventor of the Steamboat (Table of Contents)

Pioneers of Science / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Ludwig von Beethoven (Table of Contents)

Great Lives / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Cherokee Nation (Table of Contents)

American Indians / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John O'Rourke
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mysteries
  2. 1. The Pit and the Pendulum
  3. 2. The Adventure of Hans Pfall
  4. 3. The Fall of the House of Usher
  5. 4. Edgar Allan Poe
  6. 5. [Excerpt from a Letter by Washington]
  7. 6. Robert Fulton, Inventor of the Steamboat
    Pioneers of Science
  8. 7. Ludwig von Beethoven
    Great Lives
  9. 8. Cherokee Nation
    American Indians
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