(September 1951)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Meyer A. Kaplan (Managing 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

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Characters:
Titania; Bottom; Puck
Synopsis:
Full-page illustration depicts Titania crowning Bottom with flowers while Puck observes.

[Literary Character Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

Who Am I? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented puzzle on the right side of the page. Five clues lead to the identification of a literary character.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next / 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 the next issue in the Classics Illustrated series, "Men of Iron". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's cover.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Table of Contents)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); William Shakespeare (original author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum (signed)
Inks:
Alex A. Blum (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Titania (fairy queen); Oberon (fairy king); Hippolyta (Queen of the Amazons); Theseus (Duke of Athens); Lysander; Hermia; Demetrius; Helena; Bottom (weaver); Puck (goblin); Philostrate; Egeus
Synopsis:
Four lovers are led astray in the forest by the fairy king and queen on a midsummer's night.

William Shakespare (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch of Shakespeare.

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch about inventor Robert Bunsen.

The "M" Dogs of the U.S. Army (Table of Contents)

Dog Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the WWII mine-detecting dogs.

The World of Books (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clarence Day (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Inspirational message about books and reading.

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 tattoo decals as a premium.

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.

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.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  2. 1. [Literary Character Puzzle]
    Who Am I?
  3. 2. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next
  4. 3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  5. 4. William Shakespare
  6. 5. Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
    Pioneers of Science
  7. 6. The "M" Dogs of the U.S. Army
    Dog Heroes
  8. 7. The World of Books
  9. 8. Subscription Offer
  10. 9. [Classics Illustrated Binder Offer]
  11. 10. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright