(June 1960)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
June and December
On-sale date:
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7" w x 10 1/4" h
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan, Production Director; Leonard B. Cole, Art Director.

Most art credits for this index added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; physics; science

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)
Inks:
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)
Colors:
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)

Synopsis:
Montage of atomic-power vehicles, or vehicles speculatively powered by atomic energy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; nuclear energy; nuclear power; railroad; satellite; submarine

["Build your own library"] (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for binder to hold 12 issues of "Classics Illustrated;" order coupon; indicia

Indexer Notes

Indicia

The Atomic Age (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Splash page; montage of nuclear applications
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power

Adventure North (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel
Inks:
Norman Nodel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Commander William R. Anderson; unnamed submarine crewmen
Synopsis:
USS Nautilus, first nuclear-powered submarine, makes the first underwater passage of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pole (1958).
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arctic; Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; North Pole; nuclear energy; nuclear power; submarine

The Smallest Particle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Democritus; Aristotle; Galileo Galilei; Robert Boyle; Antoine Lavoisier; John Dalton; Amadeo Avogadro
Synopsis:
History of atomic theory from pre-scientific times to the early 1800s.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic theory; elements; fact; physics; science

Inside the Atom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Basic facts about atomic structure and atomic energy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; atomic structure; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; physics

The Atomic Furnace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Enrico Fermi; Laura Fermi; Niels Bohr; Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Enrico Fermi rises from childhood and the death of his beloved brother through scientific education, the Nobel Prize, and flight from Mussolini, to build the first atomic pile.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alamogordo; Atom; atomic bomb; atomic energy; atomic pile; atomic power; atomic reactor; Chicago; fact; Manhattan Project; Mussolini; Nobel Prize; nuclear bomb; nuclear energy; nuclear pile; nuclear power; nuclear reactor; World War II

Indexer Notes

Final page is a single panel of the first atomic bomb blast.

The Magic Mineral (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
How uranium is formed, found, and mined.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; fact; Geiger counter; geology; mining; prospecting; uranium

How to Build a Radiation Detector (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Illustrated activity guide to building an electroscope with simple household items.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; electroscope; fact; radiation

Alpha, Beta, and Gamma (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Explanation of nuclear fission and its byproducts, and the handling of radioactive materials.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; physics

Atoms for Power (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Explanation of how an atomic reactor generates electrical power, and the building of the first such plant, at Shippingport, Pennsylvania (1957).
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; Pennsylvania; Shippingport

The Radioscope (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Irene Joliot-Curie; Frederick Joliot-Curie
Synopsis:
Description of radioisotopes, the Curies' discovery of radioisotopes, and the uses of radioisotopes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; fact; physics; radiation

Atoms and Industry (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Bill; Bill's co-worker; factory owner; scientist; refinery manager
Synopsis:
How radioisotopes can be put to work in industry and manufacturing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; industry; manufacturing; nuclear energy; nuclear power; printing; radiation

Atoms and Agriculture (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Mr. Scherer; agricultural agent; United Nations delegate
Synopsis:
Scientists use radioisotopes to preserve food, improve crops, and control pests.
Reprints:
Keywords:
agriculture; Atom; fact; farming; radiation; United Nations

Atoms and Medicine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Frank; Frank's doctor
Synopsis:
Doctors study the body, and treat illnesses, using radioisotopes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; cancer; fact; medicine; radiation

The Healing Rays (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
George Stockman (pseudonym); Stockman's wife (unnamed); Dr. Foley; unnamed doctor
Synopsis:
Doctors successfully use radiation to treat George Stockman's cancer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; cancer; fact; medicine; radiation

The Atom Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Speculative future uses for atomic power
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power

Indexer Notes

Last page (also last page of the comic section) is a full-page montage with warning on the opportunities and the dangers of the atomic age.

The Ages of Energy (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
History of energy sources
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Small illustration of stylized machinery.

The Search for Uranium (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Information on prospecting for uranium
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atom; fact; prospecting; uranium

Indexer Notes

Small illustration of prospector and mule

["Subscribe now! Today!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo and order coupon for subscriptions to "The World Around Us"

Indexer Notes

Black-and-white thumbnails of several covers.

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

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo and order coupon for back issues of "Classics Illustrated" -- H.R.N. 154

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover for issue 149, "Off on a Comet"