Classics Illustrated #99 [O] - Hamlet
(September 1952)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Harry M. Adler (managing editor); William E. Kanter (editor); Ruth Roche (story editor); Jerry Iger (art director)
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

This issue has variants.

Original index by Jim Walls with Katie.

Reprinted in HRN 167 which only differs in that the inside front cover has "Build Your Own Library" permanent binder offer rather than the two sequences recorded here, the inside back cover has a different promotional advertisement and the back cover has a different backlist.


[Forthcoming Title] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Literary Character Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Hamlet (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Hamlet (Prince of Denmark); Ghost of Hamlet's Father; Queen Gertrude (Hamlet's mother); King Claudius (Hamlet's uncle); Polonius (chief adviser); Ophelia (Polonius's daughter); Laertes (Polonius's son); Horatio (Hamlet's friend); Traveling Players; Gravediggers; Courtiers
Synopsis
Prince Hamlet feigns insanity in an attempt to uncover his father's murderer.
Reprints

William Shakespeare (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Brief biographical sketch of William Shakespeare.
Reprints

"Remember the Alamo!" (Table of Contents: 5)

Stories of Early America / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about the battle of the Alamo. Spot illustration depicts Mexican forces attacking the Alamo.

Damon and Pythias (Table of Contents: 6)

Great Lives / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Article about the friendship of the Ancient Greeks, Damon and Pythias.
Reprints

Christy Mathewson's Great Series (Table of Contents: 7)

Stories from the World of Sports / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Synopsis
Article about baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson.

[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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hamlet
    Hamlet
  2. 1. [Forthcoming Title]
    Coming Next Month
  3. 2. [Literary Character Puzzle]
    Who Am I?
  4. 3. Hamlet
  5. 4. William Shakespeare
  6. 5. "Remember the Alamo!"
    Stories of Early America
  7. 6. Damon and Pythias
    Great Lives
  8. 7. Christy Mathewson's Great Series
    Stories from the World of Sports
  9. 8. [Subscription Offer]
  10. 9. [Classics Illustrated Binder Offer]
  11. 10. [Mail Order Back Titles List]
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