(October 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing:
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht
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); Leonard B. Cole (art director)

Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
N.J. Nodel (painting) (signed)
Inks:
N.J. Nodel (painting) (signed)
Colors:
N.J. Nodel (painting) (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Lewis Armistead
Synopsis:
Union and Confederate soldiers clash near the High-Water Mark in Pickett's Charge; map of Gettysburg in background
Keywords:
army; Civil War; educational; fact; Gettysburg; Pennsylvania; Pickett's Charge

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

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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. 567)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover to #513 (Pinocchio), plus three other covers partially hidden.

The Civil War (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Jefferson Davis; Robert E. Lee; Union soldier; Confederate soldier
Synopsis:
Montage of specific and generic figures from the Civil War; introductory text.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Before the Storm (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Brown; abolitionists; pro-slavery southerners; fugitive slave
Synopsis:
The young United States begins to tear itself apart in the quarrel over slavery.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; slave; slavery

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Storm Breaks (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis:
Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as President. Five weeks later, South Carolina attacks Fort Sumter, beginning the Civil War.
Keywords:
Charleston; Civil War; educational; fact; South Carolina; war

Indexer Notes

Illustration of attack on fort

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis
Synopsis:
Portraits and short biographies of the two Presidents
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; President

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The General Who Fought (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Ulysses S. Grant; Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis:
Grant leads his men to victory at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh. Confronted with demands for Grant's removal because of high casualties, Lincoln refuses, preferring a general who is willing to fight.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; Shiloh; Tennessee

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Great Train Chase (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
James J. Andrews
Synopsis:
James J. Andrews leads his men on an unsuccessful attempt to steal the Confederate locomotive "General."
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; locomotive; spy; train

Indexer Notes

frame illustrations

Restless Conspirator (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph Mazzini
Synopsis:
Joseph Mazzini spends years successfully fighting for a united Italy, but is bitterly disappointed that the new nation is a monarchy rather than a republic.
Keywords:
educational; fact; Italy

Indexer Notes

spot illustration

Flames on the Sea (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Raphael Semmes; John Winslow
Synopsis:
Raphael Semmes commands the Confederate raider "Alabama" on a highly-successful commerce-raiding mission. "Alabama" is sunk off Cherbourg by USS "Kearsage," John Winslow commanding.
Keywords:
Cherbourg; Civil War; educational; fact; France; navy

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distinctive artwork may be identified with confidence.

The Iron Ships (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
"Monitor" and "Merrimack" fight a naval duel off Hampton Roads, Virginia
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; navy; Virginia

Indexer Notes

illustrations at margins

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; David G. Farragut
Synopsis:
portraits and brief biographies of three military commanders
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

War Drums (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Harry M. Kieffer; Andy; Union soldiers
Synopsis:
Harry Kieffer and his friend join the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers as drummer boys and stretcher bearers. They fight at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Keywords:
Civil War; drummer boy; educational; fact; Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

Presumably drawn from "The Recollections of a Drummer Boy" by Harry M. Kieffer.

Comic artist identification by Saltarella.

Trial of the Century (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Account of Nazi atrocities, and of the Nuremberg Trials.
Keywords:
concentration camp; educational; fact; Germany; Nazi; Nuremberg; Nuremberg Trials; World War II

These Brave Fields (Table of Contents)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Frank Aretas Haskell; Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers
Synopsis:
Haskell's account of his experiences in the Battle of Gettysburg
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; Gettysburg; Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

Illustrated. Content drawn from "The Battle of Gettysburg," by Frank A. Haskell (published posthumously -- Haskell was killed at Cold Harbor).

Possible art identification by Saltarella.

The Men in Uniform (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
How Civil War soldiers were recruited, outfitted, and killed.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

spot illustrations

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
George E. Pickett; George G. Meade; Thomas J. Jackson
Synopsis:
portraits and short biographies of three army leaders
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

The Ghost Dance (Table of Contents)

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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Wovoka
Synopsis:
Wovoka sees visions guiding him to lead the Ghost Dance peacefully, in order to remove the white invaders of Indian country. A Sioux uprising, somewhat connected with the Ghost Dance, is crushed.
Keywords:
American Indian; educational; fact; Native American; Sioux; western

The Gray Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
John Singleton Mosby; J.E.B. Stuart; Robert E. Lee
Synopsis:
Mosby's Partisan Rangers cavalry unit successfully harasses Union posts in Northern Virginia.
Keywords:
cavalry; Civil War; educational; fact; Virginia

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distnctive artwork may be confidently identified.

The People at Home (Table of Contents)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
How civilians experienced the Civil War
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

illustrations at margins

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Philip Kearny; James E. B. Stuart; William T. Sherman
Synopsis:
portraits and short biographies of three army leaders
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Final Days (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Ulysses S. Grant; William Sherman; Abraham Lincoln; Robert E. Lee; James Longstreet
Synopsis:
As Lincoln begins his second term, Grant crushes Confederate forces in Virginia, forcing Lee's surrender.
Keywords:
Appomattox; Civil War; educational; fact; President; Virginia

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

An April Day (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Mary Todd Lincoln
Synopsis:
Account of Lincoln's last day
Keywords:
assassin; assassination; Civil War; educational; fact; Ford's Theater; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

illustrations at margins

The Prophet From Hoboken (Table of Contents)

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Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
John Stevens; De Witt Clinton; Gouvernor Morris
Synopsis:
John Stevens agitates for a railroad in 1812, before railroads exist. In 1831 he opens the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Keywords:
educational; fact; Hoboken; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; railroad; transportation

The Aftermath (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Northern military occupation of the South, and Reconstruction governments, are finally unsuccessful in rebuilding the South or uniting the nation.
Keywords:
educational; fact; Ku Klux Klan; Reconstruction

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

["We hope you enjoyed this issue."] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
suggested reading

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

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 156)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail of cover to #149, Off On a Comet

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

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

Pencils:
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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of several covers, most partly hidden

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  3. 2. The Civil War
  4. 3. Before the Storm
  5. 4. The Storm Breaks
  6. 5. War Leaders
  7. 6. The General Who Fought
  8. 7. The Great Train Chase
  9. 8. Restless Conspirator
  10. 9. Flames on the Sea
  11. 10. The Iron Ships
  12. 11. War Leaders
  13. 12. War Drums
  14. 13. Trial of the Century
  15. 14. These Brave Fields
  16. 15. The Men in Uniform
  17. 16. War Leaders
  18. 17. The Ghost Dance
  19. 18. The Gray Ghost
  20. 19. The People at Home
  21. 20. War Leaders
  22. 21. The Final Days
  23. 22. An April Day
  24. 23. The Prophet From Hoboken
  25. 24. The Aftermath
  26. 25. ["We hope you enjoyed this issue."]
  27. 26. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  28. 27. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Karl Wilcox