([August 1949])

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
[none]
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
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

8 pages are cut: 52-55 (fillers). 2-4, 23-24, 45-47 are combined.


Mysteries (Table of Contents)

Mysteries / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer ?
Colors:
Henry C. Kiefer ?

Synopsis:
Full-page, line-drawn illustration depicts scenes from the three tales contained in the issue.

Indexer Notes

front 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 capable of holding 12 issues. Spot illustration depicts the binder.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Pit and the Pendulum (Table of Contents)

Mysteries / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
August M. Froehlich (signed)
Inks:
August M. Froehlich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; Members of the Spanish Inquisition; Torturers; Guards; General La Salle
Synopsis:
A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is tortured in a dark room with a razor-sharp pendulum, a water-filled pit, rats, and other devices until liberated when Toledo falls to the French.

The Adventure of Hans Pfall (Table of Contents)

Mysteries / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hans Pfall; Gretell Pfall (wife of Hans); Professor Rubadub; Mynherr Underduk (Mayor of Rotterdam); Pfall's Three Creditors; People of Rotterdam; Moon People
Synopsis:
Pfall kills his three creditors with an explosion then travels to the moon in a balloon of his own design to become King of the Moon People.

The Fall of the House of Usher (Table of Contents)

Mysteries / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Edgar Allan Poe (original author)
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths (signed)
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Narrator; Roderick Usher; Madeline Usher; Physician; Butler; Ethelred (phantom)
Synopsis:
Roderick Usher buries his catatonic twin sister Madeline then dies from fear and horror when she rises from her grave. The crumbling Usher mansion collapses upon them.

Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths ?
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Brief biographical sketch of Edgar Allan Poe. Two spot illustrations depict images from his works and life.

[Excerpt from a Letter by Washington] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); George Washington (original author)
Pencils:
Harley M. Griffiths ? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Harley M. Griffiths ? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Excerpt from a letter by George Washington dated 1790 about bigotry, persecution, and good citizenship. Illustrations depict Washington and American patriotic icons such as the Old North Church and Paul Revere.

[Classics Illustrated Anthologies] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Full-page promo for adventure, mystery, and Indian -themed anthologies of Classics Illustrated issues. Spot illustrations depict the front covers from the three volumes.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[Classics Illustrated Back Titles List] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page promo for back titles from Classics Illustrated available via mail order. Spot illustrations depict front covers from the series.

Indexer Notes

back cover

[Classics Illustrated 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 for a Classics Illustrated subscription with tattoo decals offered as a premium. Spot illustrations depict decal cartoon characters such as Popeye, Blondie, and Flash Gordon.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover