(June 1959)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing:
Roberta Strauss
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan (executive editor); Sam Birnkrant (associate editor); Leonard Cole (art director)

Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
jet airplane taking off from aircraft carrier
Keywords:
aircraft carrier; educational; fact; navy; war

["Special Introductory Offer"] (Table of Contents)

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

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typeset
Editing:
Roberta Strauss

Characters:
Moses; the three Magi; Theodore Roosevelt; rocket base personnel; American frontier fighters; American Indian
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for back numbers of Classics Illustrated Special Issues

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of five covers

The Illustrated Story of the Navy (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Naval gunners
Synopsis:
Naval gunners firing weapons
Keywords:
aircraft carrier; educational; fact; navy; war

The First Hero (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
John Paul Jones; Benjamin Franklin; mutineer; American sailors; British captain of the Serapis
Synopsis:
John Paul Jones rises to captain in a seafaring career, then joins the infant America navy. Through a series of brilliant single-ship actions, he becomes that service's first great hero.
Keywords:
American Revolution; educational; fact; navy; war; War for Independence

The First Fleet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Esek Hopkins
Synopsis:
Congress orders the first naval vessels for the Revolutionary War, the war with the Barbary Pirates, and the War of 1812.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war

They Shall Fight Today (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Oliver Hazard Perry
Synopsis:
Oliver Hazard Perry fights and wins the Battle of Lake Erie, sinking or capturing the opposing British fleet.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war; War of 1812

A Bet Is Paid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Isaac Hull; Sir James Richard Dacres
Synopsis:
Friends in peacetime, Captains Dacres ("Guerriere") and Hull ("Constitution") bet a hat as to which ship would win in a battle. When they meet in the War of 1812 Hull wins decisively, and takes his opponent's hat, rather than his sword, in surrender.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war; War of 1812

Learning to Lead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
David Glasgow Farragut; Philip Spencer
Synopsis:
Farragut rises to high rank without an education, but succeeding generations of officers need more. Shocked by an attempted mutiny, Congress establishes the US Naval Academy.
Keywords:
Annapolis; educational; fact; Maryland; Naval Academy; navy; prisoner of war; war

Indexer Notes

Some of the art is suggestive of Jack Kirby's work.

Fighting Words (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
James Lawrence; Donald Francis Mason
Synopsis:
Lawrence ("Don't give up the ship") and Mason ("Sighted sub, sank same") coin phrases that live in naval tradition.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war

The Navy in War: An Impossible Task (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
David Glasgow Farragut
Synopsis:
Farragut fights his ships past forts and flotillas to capture New Orleans.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; Louisiana; Mississippi River; navy; New Orleans; war

The Navy in War: Battle After Breakfast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
George Dewey
Synopsis:
Dewey decisively wins the Battle of Manila Bay against a Spanish fleet.
Keywords:
educational; fact; Manila; navy; Philippines; Spanish-American war; war

The Navy in War: The Unseen Enemy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
American naval personnel; British naval officers; German u-boat officers
Synopsis:
The American and British navies work out weapons and tactics to defeat the German u-boat campaign in World War I.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; submarine; u-boat; war

The Navy in War: Full Speed Ahead! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Dan Callaghan
Synopsis:
The US and Japanese navies fight each other hard around Tulagi, Savo, and Guadalcanal. Admiral Dan Callaghan wins a major victory after ordering full speed toward the enemy.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; war; World War II

The Navy in War: The Wonderful Blunder (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
American naval officers
Synopsis:
Six destroyers expose themselves to shellfire in the narrow channel of Inchon, thereby discovering the position of North Korean batteries.
Keywords:
educational; fact; Korea; Korean War; navy; war

Cheese-Box on a Barrelhead (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
John Worden; Dana Green; H. Ashton Ramsay
Synopsis:
Three participants describe the battle between "Monitor" and "Merrimack" (or "Virginia")
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; Monitor; navy; war

Indexer Notes

Numerous illistrations

The Navy in Peace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Charles Wilkes; Robert E. Peary; Richard E. Byrd
Synopsis:
The navy's many peacetime functions include exploration. Wilkes, Peary, and Byrd conduct polar expeditions over a period of a hundred years.
Keywords:
Antarctic; Arctic; educational; exploration; fact; navy; North Pole; polar

The Fleet Below (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
David Bushnell; Robert Fulton; Confederate naval personnel; John P. Holland; William Anderson
Synopsis:
Development of submarines from the American Revolution through the nuclear-powered "Nautilus," which made the first submerged journey through the Arctic Ocean and under the North Pole.
Keywords:
American Revolution; Civil War; educational; exploration; fact; navy; submarine; war; War for Independence

The Good Old Days (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; humor
Synopsis:
Humorous comparison of naval life in 1778 and 1958.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style art

Mission to Mindanao (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
John Bulkeley; Douglas MacArthur
Synopsis:
Bulkeley commands his PT Boat and squadron in action against the Japanese in the Philippine Islands. In 1942 he commands four boats evacuating General MacArthur.
Keywords:
educational; fact; navy; Philippines; PT Boat; war; World War II

["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"] (Table of Contents)

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

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Characters:
Pinocchio; Gepetto; Thumbelina; the Three Bears; the Steadfast Tin Soldier
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for back issues of Classics Illustrated Junior (H.R.N. 557)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of four covers, three partly hidden

["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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typeset

Characters:
Julius Caesar
Synopsis:
Promo, with order coupon, for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 150)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover to #130, Caesar's Conquests