Classics Illustrated Junior #518 [25 cent reprint]
(Winter 1969)

Gilberton, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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 Golden Goose (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Golden Goose; Innkeeper's Three Daughters
Synopsis:
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts the innkeeper's three daughters stuck to the Golden Goose.

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents)

Coming Next / 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, "Paul Bunyan". 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 instructions)
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 Golden Goose (Table of Contents)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adapter); Brothers Grimm (original authors)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsy
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Simpleton; Simpleton's Mother; Simpleton's Two Brothers; Princess; King; Golden Goose; Little Man; Innkeeper; Innkeeper's Three Daughters; Townspeople
Synopsis:
After helping a little man to food and drink, Simpleton is rewarded with a Golden Goose. Those who attempt to touch Simpleton's goose become stuck to the bird (or each other) and Simpleton thus becomes the leader of a comical procession through the countryside. Eventually, the goose helps Simpleton win the love of a princess, but they are allowed to marry only after Simpleton accomplishes three seemingly impossible tasks.

The Lion and the Mouse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (adapter); Aesop (original author)
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
Children
Characters:
Lion; Mouse
Synopsis:
After a lion spares his life, a mouse frees the lion from a hunter's net. The lion notes that an act of kindness is never wasted.

Hark! Hark! (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
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme telling of people coming to town in rags and velvet gowns.

Humpty Dumpty (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
Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme telling of Humpty Dumpty's fall.

Rain (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 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" about rain falling on land and at sea.

At the Seaside (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 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" about a youngster playing on the seashore.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?

Characters:
Simpleton; Golden Goose
Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover illustration depicts Simpleton leading the Golden Goose by a ribbon.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Golden Goose
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next
  3. 2. [Dot-to-Dot Puzzle]
    What Is This?
  4. 3. The Golden Goose
  5. 4. The Lion and the Mouse
    Aesop's Fables
  6. 5. Hark! Hark!
  7. 6. Humpty Dumpty
  8. 7. Rain
  9. 8. At the Seaside
  10. 9. [Subscription Offer]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Max Capp