(December 1961)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
June and December
On-sale date:
1961
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

Meyer A. Kaplan, Production Director. Sidney Miller, Art Director.

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

Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
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Colors:
?

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Two rockets approaching the Sun.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; rocket; Space

Indexer Notes

Painted cover.

["Come Along to the Days of the Civil War"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
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Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo with order coupon for back issues of "The World Around Us" -- H.R.N. W30.
Keywords:
Civil War

Indexer Notes

Black-and-white thumbnail of one page from "The Illustrated Story of the Civil War"

To the Stars (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Montage of modern rocket and space capsule, with Mesopotamian winged creature
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Man in the Skies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
Daedalus; Icarus; Domingo Gonsales; Robert H. Goddard; Yuri Gagarin; Alan Shepherd
Synopsis:
Legends, speculation, and pioneers of space travel, from Daedalus and Icarus through X-15, Vostok, and Project Mercury
Keywords:
astronaut; cosmonaut; fact; mythology; rocket; satellite; Space

Earth in Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
Nicolaus Copernicus; Johann Kepler; Gaileo Galilei; Isaac Newton
Synopsis:
Development of knowledge about the solar system
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

The Magic Eye (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
Phoenicians; Greeks; Roger Bacon
Synopsis:
Development of glass, lenses, eyeglasses, and the first telescopes
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Glass; optics; telescope

The Giant of Palomar (Table of Contents)

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?
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
Reed Crandall ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
James Gregory; George Ellery Hale; glass workers; truck drivers
Synopsis:
Professor George Ellery Hale proposes a telescope with a 200-inch mirror, then supervises its construction through great difficulties. The telescope is installed at Mount Palomar after Hale's death.
Keywords:
astronomy; California; Corning; Corning Glass Works; fact; flood; glass; New York; Palomar; Pyrex; Space; telescope

Indexer Notes

Final page is a full-page cutaway sketch of the telescope and observatory

A Simple Telescope (Table of Contents)

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Script:
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Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Illustrated guide to making a simple telescope
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space; telescope

Lines and Signals (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Illustrated explanation of spectroscopes and radio telescopes

Viewing the Spectrum (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Illustrated explanation of the spectrum and ways to view it.
Keywords:
fact; Optics; rainbow

Our Neighbor -- The Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of the Moon, legends about the Moon, and the first space probes to the Moon.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Moon; Space

The Copper Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Explanation of lunar eclipses
Keywords:
astronomy; eclipse; fact; Space

The Inner Planets (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Splash page showing the four inner planets
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Title fonts show the next four stories to be subheadings under "The Inner Planets." They are here treated separately. Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Gods' Messenger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Mercury
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Goddess (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Venus
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space; Venus

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Green World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Earth
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Red Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Mars
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Mars; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Giants (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planets Jupiter and Saturn.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Georgian Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
William Herschel; Caroline Herschel
Synopsis:
William Herschel discovers Uranus.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space; telescope

Uranus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Uranus.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Neptune (Table of Contents)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of planet Neptune.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Possible Glanzman art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

Planet X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
Percival Lowell; Clyde Tombaugh
Synopsis:
Following Percival Lowell's lead, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
Keywords:
Arizona; astronomy; fact; Flagstaff; Lowell Observatory; Space; telescope

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Pluto (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Dsecription of planet Pluto.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

Are There Other Planets? (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Jo Albistur
Inks:
Jo Albistur
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
math & science
Characters:
Clyde Tombaugh
Synopsis:
Description of the asteroids.
Keywords:
asteroid; astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Fiery Streaks and Tails (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of comets and meteors.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

Figures in the Sky (Table of Contents)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description and star maps of major constellations: Ursa Minor; Ursa Major; Gemini; Cassiopeia; Andromeda; Perseus; Cepheus; Hercules; Orion; Canis Major; Scorpius; Cygnus; Lyra; Aquila
Keywords:
astronomy; constellation; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Star Facts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Facts about the stars.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Our Nearest Star (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Fact and fiction about the Sun.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

The Disappearing Sun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of solar eclipses.
Keywords:
astronomy; eclipse; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Light Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Explanation of light years.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited George Evans.

The Universe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Description of the Earth's place in the universe.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Universe and Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
math & science
Synopsis:
Theories on the formation of the universe, and the likelihood of life elsewhere in it.
Keywords:
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Swiss Patent Clerk (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Life of Albert Einstein.
Keywords:
Einstein; fact; physics; relativity

Days and Years (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
history
Synopsis:
History of calendars.
Keywords:
astronomy; Calendar; fact

["Classics Illustrated Junior"] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
?
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typeset

Characters:
Gepetto; Pinocchio
Synopsis:
Promo and order coupon for back issues of "Classics Illustrated Junior" -- H.R.N. 572

Indexer Notes

Black-and-white thumbnail of cover to issue 513, "Pinocchio"

["Own the Greatest Stories by the World's Greatest Authors"] (Table of Contents)

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

Synopsis:
Promo with order coupon for back issues of "Classics Illustrated" -- H.R.N. 163.

Indexer Notes

Includes color thumbnail of cover to # 149, "Off on a Comet"