Classics Illustrated Junior #517 [25 cent reprint]
(Summer 1969)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Classics Illustrated
Brand:
Classics Illustrated Junior
Editing:
Meyer A. Kaplan (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden and Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Emperor's New Clothes (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dik Browne (painting)
Inks:
Dik Browne (painting)
Colors:
Dik Browne (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Emperor; Page Boy; Townspeople
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the Emperor in procession before his subjects.

[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
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover promo positioned on the left side of the page for the next issue of Classics Illustrated Junior, "The Golden Goose". Spot illustration depicts the next issue's front cover.

[Dot-to-Dot Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

What Is This? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (puzzle directions)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Half-page, vertically-oriented, inside front cover dot-to-dot puzzle positioned on the right side of the page.

The Emperor's New Clothes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Hans Christian Andersen (original author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Emperor; Weavers; Queen; Chief Advisors; Courtiers; Court Jester; Child; Townspeople
Synopsis:
An Emperor who loves clothes hires two swindling weavers who promise him a new suit invisible to the stupid. The Emperor pretends he can see a suit to avoid the charge of being stupid. When the Emperor processes before his subjects wearing his new suit, a child in the crowd cries, "The Emperor has nothing on!" The Emperor is mortified. Later, he contritely discards his wardrobe and forces the swindlers to make new clothes for the poor of the land.

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (Table of Contents)

Aesop's Fables / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
City Mouse; Country Mouse
Synopsis:
A city mouse pays a visit to the country mouse's home but is bored with the simple fare and the quiet life. The country mouse returns the visit but is frightened from the dining table by a dog and the master of the house. He leaves for home, telling his friend he would rather eat in peace and safety.

Peter, Peter (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Characters:
Peter; Peter's Wife
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a man and his wife living in a pumpkin shell.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (traditional author)
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alec A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Interrogator; Black Sheep
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme about a black sheep and his wool.

The Swing (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Pencils:
Alex A. Blum
Inks:
Alex A. Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Poem from "A Child's Garden of Verses" describing the delights of playing in a swing.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover promo offering Classics Illustrated and Classics Illustrated Junior subscriptions. Spot illustrations depict front covers of both series.

[The Emperor's New Clothes Pinup] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
William A. Walsh
Inks:
William A. Walsh
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Emperor; Weavers; Court Jester
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts the Emperor gazing in a mirror, the weavers chuckling behind him, and the court jester frowning in disgust.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Emperor's New Clothes
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Emperor's New Clothes
  5. 4. The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Peter, Peter
  7. 6. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  8. 7. The Swing
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. [The Emperor's New Clothes Pinup]
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