Classics Illustrated #87 [O] - A Midsummer Night's Dream
(September 1951)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1951
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Meyer Kaplan (as Meyer A. Kaplan) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Blum (signed as Blum) (painting)
Inks
Alex Blum (signed as Blum) (painting)
Colors
Alex Blum (signed as Blum) (painting)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Titania; Bottom; Puck
Synopsis
Full-page illustration depicts Titania crowning Bottom with flowers while Puck observes.
Reprints

[Literary Character Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 1)

Who Am I? / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Half-page, vertically-oriented puzzle on the right side of the page. Five clues lead to the identification of a literary character.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
William Shakespeare (original author); Samuel Willinsky (adaptation)
Pencils
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum) (signed)
Inks
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; romance
Characters
Titania (fairy queen); Oberon (fairy king); Hippolyta (Queen of the Amazons); Theseus (Duke of Athens); Lysander; Hermia; Demetrius; Helena; Bottom (weaver); Puck (goblin); Philostrate; Egeus
Synopsis
Four lovers are led astray in the forest by the fairy king and queen on a midsummer's night.
Reprints

William Shakespare (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum) (spot illustration)
Inks
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum) (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Brief biographical sketch of Shakespeare.
Reprints

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (Table of Contents: 5)

Pioneers of Science / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum)
Inks
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Brief biographical sketch about inventor Robert Bunsen.

The "M" Dogs of the U.S. Army (Table of Contents: 6)

Dog Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum)
Inks
Alex Blum (as Alex A. Blum)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about the WWII mine-detecting dogs.
Reprints

The World of Books (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clarence Day (credited)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Inspirational message about books and reading.

Subscription Offer (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Classics Illustrated Binder Offer] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Mail Order Back Titles List] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  2. 1. [Literary Character Puzzle]
    Who Am I?
  3. 2. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next
  4. 3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  5. 4. William Shakespare
  6. 5. Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
    Pioneers of Science
  7. 6. The "M" Dogs of the U.S. Army
    Dog Heroes
  8. 7. The World of Books
  9. 8. Subscription Offer
  10. 9. [Classics Illustrated Binder Offer]
  11. 10. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
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