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Frisky Fables, Vol. 4 No. 3
(Premium Group of ComicsPremium Service Company, 1948)
As I feared, this comic book has nothing to do with fables. Its stories are all typical comic book stuff.
Classics Illustrated Junior, #512
(Classics IllustratedFamous Authors, 1954)
MSA takes up two pages (29-30). Unusually tight telling of the story in only eight panels. Here the donkey gets angry when people laugh. He apparently drowns. $.25.
Classics Illustrated Junior, #513
(Famous AuthorsGilberton, 1967)
GA takes up two pages (29-30). This grasshopper in winter looks inside the window of the ant-hill and understands why the ant worked so hard. His BRRRRR! is the last word; there is nothing said about what happens to him. $.15.
Classics Illustrated Junior, #568
(Famous Authors, 1960)
FM takes up three pages (28-30). The frog seems only to go too fast for the mouse by rushing faster and faster through the water. The hawk assures the mouse that he wants only to teach the frog a lesson. In this version, ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #563
(Famous Authors, 1955)
The Boy Bathing is on 29-30. It is not a schoolteacher that helps him in this version, but a man with a horse and cart. He helps, but gets into scolding while he is preparing to throw a rope. $.15.
Classics Illustrated Junior, #560
2W is on 29-30. Here the young wife picks out the gray hairs at night, and the older wife picks out the dark hairs in the morning. The older wife comments correctly at the end that he looks dreadful. He gives the moral: ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #562
The Two Maids and the Cock is on 29-30. These maids are not pretty young things! Uniquely in the tradition, they give the cock away and then claim that he was stolen. The mistress then fears that they will all oversleep ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #566
(Famous Authors, 1960)
The insides of this magazine are identical with the Number 566 by Gilberton that I found in Montreal. But the back of the cover page differs in adding names, changing the publishing company, and giving a different date ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #572
The Hare and the Hound takes up two pages (29-30). The art here sketchier, more angular, and less mature, I believe, than the typical art in CIJ. There is one good subtle twist here. The master, when he sees a hare, ...
Classics Illustrated Junior, #548
(Famous Authors Ltd., 1958)
Charles Santino reported in Aesop's Fables #3 (1991) that he had heard from John Haufe that an Aesopic fable appeared as back-up story in about forty Classics Junior Illustrated issues between #509 and #572. I followed ...