(June 1951)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Harry M. Adler (Managing Editor); Meyer A. Kaplan (Editorial Assistant)
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

The Gold Bug and Other Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (painting)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (painting)
Colors:
Alex A. Blum (painting)

Characters:
Legrand; Captain Kidd; The Gold Bug; Pirates
Synopsis:
Full-page illustration depicts characters from "The Gold Bug".

100 Years Ago (Table of Contents)

Did You Know That ... / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented article on the left side of the page about NYC's Central Park and "The New York Times". Spot illustrations depict Central Park and the newspaper banner.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[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 (spot illustration)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented promo on the right side of the page for the next issue in the Classics Illustrated series, "The Sea Wolf". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's cover.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Gold Bug (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; William Legrand; Jupiter (Legrand's slave)
Synopsis:
A secret message and a gold-colored bug lead three men to Captain Kidd's buried treasure.

The Tell-Tale Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; Old Man; Policemen
Synopsis:
A murderer imagines his victim's heart continues to beat.

The Cask of Amontillado (Table of Contents)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Montressor; Fortunato; Carnival Revellers
Synopsis:
Montressor lures Fortunato to his death after offering him a drink from a cask of rare wine.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Saltarella.

Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Biographical sketch of Edgar Allan Poe. Spot illustrations depict Poe and images from his tales.

Martha (Table of Contents)

Famous Operas / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Synopsis of Friedrich von Flotow's 19th century romantic opera about two ladies-in-waiting masquerading as servant girls at a country fair and flirting with two romantically-minded young farmers. Spot illustrations depict images from the opera.

Clara Barton (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Biographical sketch of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Spot illustrations depict Barton and a hospital scene.

Elias Howe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Biographical sketch about Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine. Spot illustrations depict Howe and a seamstress using the sewing machine.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented Classics Illustrated subscription offer on the left side of the page with 40 tattoo decals as a premium. Spot illustrations depict various decal cartoon characters such as Blondie, Flash Gordon, and Popeye.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Classics Illustrated Binder Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically oriented promo on the right side of the page for a Classics Illustrated simulated leather binder that will hold 12 issues. Spot illustration depicts the binder.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Mail Order Back Titles List] (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:
List of mail order back titles from the Classics Illustrated series. Spot illustrations depict front covers from the series.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Gold Bug and Other Stories
  2. 1. 100 Years Ago
    Did You Know That ...
  3. 2. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  4. 3. The Gold Bug
  5. 4. The Tell-Tale Heart
  6. 5. The Cask of Amontillado
  7. 6. Edgar Allan Poe
  8. 7. Martha
    Famous Operas
  9. 8. Clara Barton
    Great Lives
  10. 9. Elias Howe
    Pioneers of Science
  11. 10. [Subscription Offer]
  12. 11. [Classics Illustrated Binder Offer]
  13. 12. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
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