(August 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:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; maritime; rescue; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Coast Guardsmen; distressed mariners
Synopsis:
Coast Guardsmen in pulling boat haul shipwrecked sailors from the polar sea. Iceberg and Coast Guard vessel in background.
Keywords:
educational; fact; iceberg; maritime; rescue

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

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

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typeset

Characters:
Pinocchio; Gepetto; Thumbelina; The Three Bears; The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back issues of Classics Illustrated Junior (H.R.N. 561).

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of several covers, most partly hidden.

The Illustrated Story of the Coast Guard (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Coast Guard vessel overtaking criminal vessel; introductory text.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; law enforcement; rescue

Indexer Notes

Full-page splash panel

Four Last Words (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Douglas A. Munro; US Marines
Synopsis:
Signalman First Class Munro uses landing craft to set Marines ashore at Guadalcanal. When they become trapped Munro leads 10 craft back, shielding the Marines from shore fire at they re-board. Munro is killed, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; Congressional Medal of Honor; educational; fact; Guadalcanal; rescue; war; World War II

Revenues and Rescues (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Alexander Hamilton; Alex A. Fraser; Coast Guard personnel
Synopsis:
Alexander Hamilton establishes the Revenue Marine Service to combat smuggling. Over time new duties are added, and a Government Lifesaving Service. In 1915 the two bodies merge to form the Coast Guard. Its mission continues to be diverse and dangerous.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; rescue; smuggling; war

The Gallant Mare (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dick Turpin; Tom King
Synopsis:
Highwayman Dick Turpin escapes London, pushing his horse Black Bess through four days of riding. When Black Bess expires, he waits by her side to be taken and executed.
Keywords:
highwayman; horse

Send for Black Maria (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Black Maria; Alexander Hamilton; smugglers
Synopsis:
Teamster Black Maria beats off smugglers who try to steal her load of cannon intended for a revenue cutter. She later runs a boarding house, keeping it well-mannered with her fists. She assists the police, giving rise to the slang term for a police wagon.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; smuggling

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style artwork

Cutters at War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
John Adams; revenue cutter men; Coast Guardsmen
Synopsis:
Revenue service (later Coast Guard) men and vessels defend the country at sea and along the shore from the Quasi-War of 1798 through World War II, in which the Coast Guard operates the world's fifth biggest navy.
Keywords:
Civil War; Coast Guard; educational; fact; navy; rescue; smuggling; war; World War I; World War II

The Mystery of Stonehenge (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of Stonehenge, and speculaton concerning its construction.
Keywords:
archaeology; archeology; educational; England; fact; Stonehenge

The Matchbox Fleet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
R V McPhail
Synopsis:
Coast Guard personnel operate a fleet of 83-foot wooden rescue boats during the Normandy invasion, at great risk to themselves, saving 1,438 men.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; Normandy; rescue; war; World War II

Training For Duty (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Brewster (signed)
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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Coast Guard boots; Coast Guard instructors
Synopsis:
New Coast Guard enlistees go through 13 weeks of boot camp.
Keywords:
Cape May; Coast Guard; Connecticut; educational; fact; New Jersey; New London; rescue

Sea Patrol (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Coast Guard personnel serve in multitudinous roles world-wide.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; iceberg; polar; rescue; seaplane

The Fatal Fever (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Walter Reed; John Kissinger
Synopsis:
John Kissinger volunteers to be infected with yellow fever in order to test countermeasures. He survives but is debilitated; even so he fights to make his way in the world, and lives another 46 years.
Keywords:
Cuba; educational; fact; medicine; yellow fever

Mayday! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
P.B. Cronk; seaplane pilot
Synopsis:
A seaplane airliner is forced to ditch near a Coast Guard weather ship. In a 24-hour struggle, Coast Guard personnel rescue all 69 passengers and crew.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; rescue; seaplane

First Around the World (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ferdinand Magellan
Synopsis:
Ferdinand Magellan and many others die along the way, but 18 of his crew complete the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1522.
Keywords:
educational; explorer; fact

Six Subs in Twelve Hours (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
J.A. Hirshfield
Synopsis:
The men of Coast Guard cutter "Campbell," on World War II convoy duty in the North Atlantic, engage six German u-boats in twelve hours.
Keywords:
Coast Guard; educational; fact; submarine; u-boat; war; World War II

The Long March (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Sam Glanzman?
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Sam Glanzman?
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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Francis Tuttle; Coast Guard personnel; Inuit guide
Synopsis:
Officers of the Coast Guard cutter "Bear," unable to break through pack ice, walk 2000 miles to Point Barrow, using dogs and herding reindeer. Their arrival relieves the desperate inhabitants and marooned seamen.
Keywords:
Alaska; Coast Guard; educational; Eskimo; fact; Inuit; Point Barrow; reindeer; rescue

["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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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.

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

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

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Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for subscriptions to The World Around Us.

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of several covers, most partly hidden.