Classics Illustrated comic book, no. 117, "Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling
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Gilberton Company, Inc.; Costanza, Peter; Kipling, Rudyard
USA, NY, New York
overall: 10-1/4 x 7-1/4 in. (folded); 48 p.
Comic book; Classics Illustrated, no. 117, "Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Peter Costanza; cover illustration of young man at helm of fishing vessel in heavy weather; printed on front "CLASSICS/ Illustrated/ Featuring Stories by the/ World's Greatest Authors/ No. 117/ 15¢" and "CAPTAINS/ COURAGEOUS/ BY RUDYARD KIPLING"; stamped twice on front in purple ink "FRANKLIN H. FEDERMAN"; interior features a "COMING NEXT MONTH" advertisement, "Captains Courageous", a short biography of Rudyard Kipling, one page article "GHOSTS OF THE SEA", and "Stories of Early America/ RETURN WITH VALOR" and advertisements. This issue is probably an original because it contains a "coming next" ad, not found in reprints, and the "highest registered number" (HRN 118) on the back page of available issues is very close to the issue number on the front (No. 117).