(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"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Build your own library"]
  3. 2. The Atomic Age
  4. 3. Adventure North
  5. 4. The Smallest Particle
  6. 5. Inside the Atom
  7. 6. The Atomic Furnace
  8. 7. The Magic Mineral
  9. 8. How to Build a Radiation Detector
  10. 9. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma
  11. 10. Atoms for Power
  12. 11. The Radioscope
  13. 12. Atoms and Industry
  14. 13. Atoms and Agriculture
  15. 14. Atoms and Medicine
  16. 15. The Healing Rays
  17. 16. The Atom Tomorrow
  18. 17. The Ages of Energy
  19. 18. The Search for Uranium
  20. 19. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
  21. 20. "Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kirk House
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin