(September 1955)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
William Kanter; Roberta Straus (assistant editor); Alex Blum (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 Gregory Fischer and Katie. Eight printings.


Macbeth (Table of Contents)

Macbeth / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Macbeth
Synopsis:
Full-page illustration depicting "the dagger scene".

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 of Classics Illustrated, "Davy Crockett". Spot illustration depicts 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

Macbeth (Table of Contents)

Macbeth / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script:
William Shakespeare (original story); Lorenz Graham (adaptation)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (Leroy Lettering)

Characters:
Macbeth (dies); King Duncan (dies); Malcolm; Donalbain; The Three Witches; Banquo; Ross; Lady Macbeth; MacDuff
Synopsis:
Macbeth and his wife murder King Duncan and ascend the throne of Scotland but eventually an army of nobles defeat them and restore moral, civil, and political order to Scotland.

Indexer Notes

Story is set in the early eleventh century. Script credit from Jerry Bails' "Who's Who of American Comic Books."

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 Shakespeare. Spot illustrations depict Shakespeare and the masks of tragedy and comedy.

Part 2: The Roman Conquest (Table of Contents)

The Story of Great Britain / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Illustrated article about the Roman period of British history and culture.

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of a 12 part series. Pencils and inks credits from Jerry Bails' "Who's Who of American Comic Books."

Banquo's Descendant (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
King James I
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch of King James I of England. Footer illustration depicts Banquo and the witches.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Subscription offers for Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior. Spot illustrations depict covers from both series.

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:
List of mail order back titles available in the Classics Illustrated series. Spot illustration depicts a front cover from the series.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Macbeth
    Macbeth
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Literary Character Puzzle]
    Who Am I?
  4. 3. Macbeth
    Macbeth
  5. 4. William Shakespeare
  6. 5. Part 2: The Roman Conquest
    The Story of Great Britain
  7. 6. Banquo's Descendant
  8. 7. [Subscription Offer]
  9. 8. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
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