([December 1953])

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, May, August, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Albert W. Raymond; Harry M. Adler (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

Issue Notes

Second indexer's copy has painted cover; HRN 114; and Classics Illustrated brand, all supporting the 1953 dating above. The indicia date, however, is April, 1945.


3 Famous Mysteries (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Toby (bloodhound)
Synopsis:
Sherlock Holmes and Toby upon the traces
Keywords:
bloodhound; crime; detective; dog; England; murder; mystery

["Free Free"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for subscriptions to Classics Illustrated; free three-piece pen and pencil set premium

The Sign of the 4 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Arthur Conan Doyle (original author)
Pencils:
Zansky
Inks:
Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Miss Mary Morstan; Thaddeus Sholto; Inspector Jones; Toby (bloodhound); Jonathan Small; Tonga
Synopsis:
Mary Morstan consults Sherlock Holmes about her missing father, mysterious pearls, and a curious invitation. They are led to Bartholomew Sholto, who has discovered a treasure in which she should share, but he has been killed and the treasure taken. Holmes, Watson, and Inspector Jones track the killers and thieves (Small and Tonga), whom Sholto's father had cheated in India. Small and Tonga are both killed.
Keywords:
bloodhound; crime; detective; dog; England; India; murder; mystery

Indexer Notes

Watson is presented comically, as in the contemporary Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce films, rather than as in the original story.

The Flayed Hand (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Guy de Maupassant (original author)
Pencils:
Allen Simons
Inks:
Allen Simons
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Matson; Mrs Matson; Peter
Synopsis:
Peter shows his friends a flayed hand, which belonged to a long-dead murderer. Henry Matson had gone wild, killing with a hatchet, until a strong man wrestled it away and killed him in his turn. The friends warn Peter that the dead killer may return, but he scoffs. That night, the hand strangles Peter as Marston gloats from beyond the grave.
Keywords:
crime; ghost; hatchet; horror; murder; supernatural

Indexer Notes

Bloody hatchet blade in one panel

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Edgar Allen Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Arnold L. Hicks
Inks:
Arnold L. Hicks
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dupin; Poe; inspector; Jean; ape
Synopsis:
A mysterious assailant brutally kills two women in the Rue Morgue. Dupin concludes that the killer must be an ape, and leads the hunt to track him down and kill him.
Keywords:
ape; Borneo; crime; detective; France; horror; murder; mystery; Paris

Indexer Notes

Dupin's friend is specifically identified as Poe, as is not the case in the original. None of Dupin's thought processes are explained. Bloody razor shown, along with dead bodies and pool of blood.

["Born in Boston January 18, 1809, Poe was orphaned in early childhood."] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edgar Allen Poe; Guy de Maupassant; Conan Doyle
Synopsis:
Short bios of the three authors

Indexer Notes

Portraits of the authors

["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Don Quixote
Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 114)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover to #11, Don Quixote

["Build your own library"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for binder (from Gilbetron) to hold 12 issues of Classics Illustrated