Classics Illustrated #147 [O] - Ben Hur
(November 1958)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Meyer Kaplan (executive editor); Roberta Strauss (editor); L. B. Cole (art director)

Ben Hur (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gerald McCann (painting)
Inks
Gerald McCann (painting)
Colors
Gerald McCann (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Reprints

Coming Next (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Ben-Hur (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 45 pages (report information)

Script
Lew Wallace (original story); Betty Jacobson (adaptation)
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Judah Ben-Hur; Messala; Valerius Gratus; Joseph; Jesus of Nazareth; Quintus Arrius; Simonides; Esther; Balthasar; Shiek Ilderim; John the Nazarite; Tirzah; Pontius Pilate
Synopsis
Judah Ben-Hur is wrongly accused of trying to assassinate a Roman governor and is sentenced to a galley. After saving Arrius he is freed from his imprisonment and gains his revenge on Messala. Ben-Hur then meets Jesus of Nazareth and becomes one of the leaders of the early Christian church.
Reprints

Lew Wallace (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Lew Wallace
Synopsis
Biography of the author of Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace.
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Fame or Death (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Information about ancient Roman sports.
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Emperor of Rome (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Nero
Synopsis
Information on Nero, the Roman Emperor.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ben Hur
  2. 1. Coming Next
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Ben-Hur
  5. 4. Lew Wallace
  6. 5. Fame or Death
  7. 6. Emperor of Rome
  8. 7. ["Free! Free! Free!"]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Kirk House
  • Bob Hughes
  • Josh Neufeld
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore