([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) (Expand) /

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

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

[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) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[Classics Illustrated Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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