(September 1952)

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); William E. Kanter (editor); Ruth Roche (story editor); Jerry Iger (art director)
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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Original index by Jim Walls with Katie.

Reprinted in HRN 167 which only differs in that the inside front cover has "Build Your Own Library" permanent binder offer rather than the two sequences recorded here, the inside back cover has a different promotional advertisement and the back cover has a different backlist.


Hamlet (Table of Contents)

Hamlet / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; historical
Characters:
Hamlet; Ghost of Hamlet's Father
Synopsis:
Full-page illustration depicts Hamlet encountering his father's ghost.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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 left side of the page for the next issue in the Classics Illustrated series, "Mutiny on the Bounty". Spot illustration depicts the front cover of the next issue.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[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

Hamlet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; historical
Characters:
Hamlet (Prince of Denmark); Ghost of Hamlet's Father; Queen Gertrude (Hamlet's mother); King Claudius (Hamlet's uncle); Polonius (chief adviser); Ophelia (Polonius's daughter); Laertes (Polonius's son); Horatio (Hamlet's friend); Traveling Players; Gravediggers; Courtiers
Synopsis:
Prince Hamlet feigns insanity in an attempt to uncover his father's murderer.

William Shakespeare (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch of William Shakespeare.

"Remember the Alamo!" (Table of Contents)

Stories of Early America / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Article about the battle of the Alamo. Spot illustration depicts Mexican forces attacking the Alamo.

Damon and Pythias (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:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Article about the friendship of the Ancient Greeks, Damon and Pythias.

Christy Mathewson's Great Series (Table of Contents)

Stories from the World of Sports / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Synopsis:
Article about baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson.

[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 promo on the left side of the page offering a subscription to Classics Illustrated 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 offering a simulated leather binder that will hold 12 issues of Classics Illustrated.

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 illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page mail order list of back titles from Classics Illustrated. Spot illustration depicts front covers from the series.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hamlet
    Hamlet
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Literary Character Puzzle]
    Who Am I?
  4. 3. Hamlet
  5. 4. William Shakespeare
  6. 5. "Remember the Alamo!"
    Stories of Early America
  7. 6. Damon and Pythias
    Great Lives
  8. 7. Christy Mathewson's Great Series
    Stories from the World of Sports
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. [Classics Illustrated Binder Offer]
  11. 10. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas