(June 1958)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
June and December
On-sale date:
1958
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Roberta Strauss
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7" w x 10 1/4" h
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

"Mr. Sylvester Vigilante, Historical Consultant. Mr. Vigilante is the Bibliographer of the New-York Historical Society. He is the retired head of the American History Room of the New York Public Library."
"Meyer A. Kaplan, Executive Editor"

Keywords:
American Indian; conquistador; explorer; fact; Mexican War; mountain man; Native American; Western; westward expansion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Frontiersman or mountain man with Native American wielding bow
Keywords:
educational

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of Contents, indicia

Blazing the Trails West (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Splash page
Keywords:
American Indian; deer; Native American; Western

Indexer Notes

Art credits supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Gold, Fur, and Freedom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco de Coronado; Robert de la Salle; Daniel Boone (cameo)
Synopsis:
Summary of the European invasion of North America, from 1519 to the 1760s.
Keywords:
American Indian; colonist; conquistador; explorer; French and Indian War; Native American; westward expansion

Daniel Boone (Table of Contents)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Daniel Boone; James Boone; Jemima Boone; Chief Blackfish; Rebecca Boone; Israel Boone
Synopsis:
Life of Daniel Boone, from birth to old age.
Keywords:
American Indian; Boonesborough; frontier; frontiersman; frontierswoman; Kentucky; Native American; pioneer; Shawnee; westward expansion

The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Table of Contents)

comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Sacagawea; Thomas Jefferson
Synopsis:
Guided by Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark lead their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific and back.
Keywords:
American Indian; Arikara; Clatsop; explorer; fact; Louisiana Purchase; Mandan; Minnetarree; Native American; Nez Perce; Shoshone; westward expansion

The Santa Fe Trail (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Zebulon Pike
Synopsis:
Zebulon Pike and others illegally enter Spanish New Mexico, eventually creating the Santa Fe Trail.
Keywords:
explorer; westward expansion

Fur and Mountains (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jonathan Thorn; William H. Ashley
Synopsis:
Ashley and others set up fur trading systems across the American west, and establish the Grear Mountain Rendezvous.
Keywords:
American Indian; Arikara; Astoria; Blackfeet; fur; furs; Native American; War of 1812; Western; westward expansion

Kit Carson (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Kit Carson; Charles Bent; Grass Singing; John C. Fremont
Synopsis:
Early life of Kit Carson... youth, expeditions in the west, marriage, widowhood... until joining a Fremont expedition.
Keywords:
American Indian; Apache; Arapaho; Comanche; fact; grizzly bear; mountain man; Native American; Western; westward expansion

Texas and the Alamo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Stephen Austin; Sam Houston; Jim Bowie; Davy Crockett; William Travis; Santa Anna
Synopsis:
Establishment of U.S. settlements in Texas; conflicts with Mexican government; revolt of 1835 (Texas War of Independence); fall of the Alamo; Battle of San Jacinto; independence of Texas
Keywords:
Alamo; Battle of San Jacinto; Bowie knife; Mexico; Texas; westward expansion

The Mexican War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Santa Anna; Zachary Taylor; James K. Polk; Stephen Kearny; Kit Carson
Synopsis:
U.S. annexation of Texas provokes war with Mexico, largely led by Zachary Taylor. Stephen Kearny seizes New Mexico then, with Kit Carson and others, moves on California. The United States now stretches from Atlantic to Pacific.
Keywords:
Mexican War; westward expansion

End of an Empire (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of Aztec life, and the coming of conquistadors.
Keywords:
Aztec; conquistador; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail illustration of Aztec pyramid

Frontier Fun (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Description of house raisings, camp meetings, bees, dances, and other activities of life on the American frontier.
Keywords:
dance; pioneer

Indexer Notes

Two thumbnail illustrations.

Special Introductory Offer (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
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Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for back copies of "Classics Illustrated Special Issue"

Indexer Notes

"Each thrilling issue contains over 400 beautiful, exciting illustrations in glorious full color... each has been endorsed by educators as well as by civic and religious leaders."
Order coupon; black-and-white illustrations of five covers

["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Julius Caesar
Synopsis:
Promo for back issues of "Classics Illustrated"... H.R.N. 143

Indexer Notes

Order coupon; color thumbnail of cover for #130, "Caesar's Conquests"