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(July 1956)

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:
Meyer A. Kaplan (managing editor); William Kanter (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

An HRN 167 edition exists, with differing promos on the inside covers.


The Time Machine (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Wilson (painted)
Inks:
George Wilson (painted)
Colors:
George Wilson (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
H. G. Wells
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel

Subscribe Now! Today! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Who Am I? / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Five different clues are given to the reader to decipher in order to determine the identity of a famous literary character (Alleyne Edricson).

The indicia is also found on this page, and lists Meyer A. Kaplan as Managing Editor, and is dated July 1956.

The Time Machine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script:
H. G. Wells (original author) (signed); Lorenz Graham (adaptation)
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
H. G. Wells; Wells' unnamed friends; Eloi (people from over 800,000 years in the future); Weena (girl, a Eloi); The Morlocks (villains)
Synopsis:
Wells is late to dinner with his friends, but shows up, clothes tattered, and he tells them the story of his time machine, travel into the very distant future, falling in love, battling the Morlocks, and his arrival back into the present. His only proof to them were flowers given to him as a present from Weena.
Reprints:
Keywords:
time travel

H. G. Wells (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
H. G. Wells; Amy Catherine Robbins (Well's second wife)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spot illustrated biography of Herbert George Wells, born September 21, 1866, died August 13, 1946.

Part 7: The Elizabethan Age (Table of Contents)

The Story of Great Britain / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
history
Characters:
Elizabeth I; Elizabeth I's un-named suitor (death); John (settler)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Elizabethan Age; Spanish Armada

Indexer Notes

Story of of Great Britain's Elizabeth I (daughter of Henry VIII), from age 3 through adulthood, spotlighting the death of her mother and suitor, imprisonment, explorations and settlements, prosperity and advancements in the arts, as well as trade and exploration.

Part 8 is titled "The Puritan Revolution", appearing in the next issue.

Charles Darwin (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Charles Darwin
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Biography, with spot illustration, of the English scientist, Charles Darwin, born in 1809 and who died April 19, 1882. Much of the article discusses his theory of evolution.

Build Your Own Library (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Classics Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Time Machine
  2. 1. Subscribe Now! Today!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Who Am I?
  4. 3. The Time Machine
  5. 4. H. G. Wells
  6. 5. Part 7: The Elizabethan Age
    The Story of Great Britain
  7. 6. Charles Darwin
  8. 7. Build Your Own Library
    Classics Illustrated
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Classics Illustrated
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