(February 1961)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1961
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

Alfred Sundel (Associate Editor); Helene Lecar (Assistant Editor); Jane Elizabeth Churchman (Copy Editor); Leonard Cole (Art Director); Meyer A. Kaplan (Production Director); European Advisory Board Stig Jensen (Denmark); Kai Brunila (Finland); Jean Chapelle (France); Heinz Asmussen (Germany); Gerald Roord (the Netherlands); Martin Nielsen (Norway); Rolf Janson (Sweden); Patricia Schooling (United Kingdom)

Keywords:
education; exploration; explorer; fact; frogman; ocean; oceanography; scuba; skin diver; skin diving; submarine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike (painting)
Inks:
Jay Scott Pike (painting)
Colors:
Jay Scott Pike (painting)

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
scuba divers; shark
Synopsis:
Scuba divers, armed with knife and spear gun, confronting large shark
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; fact; frogman; ocean; oceanography; scuba; shark

Indexer Notes

Painted cover signed at center of bottom border

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents; indicia; editorial credits

Undersea Adventures (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
two scientists
Synopsis:
Two scientists peering at the underwater world through the window of a bathysphere; introductory text for the issue
Reprints:
Keywords:
bathysphere; education; exploration; explorer; fact; ocean; oceanography

The Frogmen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Men of the Italian Tenth Light Flotilla
Synopsis:
Riding undersea "pig" piloted torpedoes, Italian frogmen attack British warships in Alexandria and Gibraltar.
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; Egypt; fact; frogman; Gibraltar; navy; ocean; scuba; submarine; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Mines Below (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Lieutenant Lionel Crabb; Royal Navy scuba divers
Synopsis:
Lionel Crabb joins British scuba divers protecting shipping and fighting Italian frogmen in Gibraltar.
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; fact; frogman; Gibraltar; navy; scuba; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Underwater Conquest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
sponge divers; pearl divers; Spartan swimmers; Alexander the Great; David Bushnell; Robert Fulton
Synopsis:
History of underwater exploration, from ancient Greek sponge divers through early underwater devices, experiments by Bushnell and Fulton, and the first bathysphere.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bathysphere; education; exploration; explorer; fact; submarine

Indexer Notes

Sam Glanzman's distinctive style may be confidently identified.

Sea Monsters -- False and True (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Five mythical sea creature as imagined in the sixteenth century, and five unusual real sea creatures.
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; fact; sea monster

Indexer Notes

Artist credit verified by Roger Hill

Sunken Treasure (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Morales
Inks:
Lou Morales
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Captain Thomas Dickinson, R.N.; Brazilian divers; Kefti mariners; Turkish sponge diver
Synopsis:
Captain Dickinson uses a diving bell to salvage treasure lost in a shipwreck; modern divers use scuba gear; divers investigate Mayan wells, and a Kefti shipwreck in the Mediterranean
Reprints:
Keywords:
archaeology; archeology; Brazil; education; exploration; explorer; fact; salvage; scuba; shipwreck; treasure

Indexer Notes

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

Skin Diving (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Tallarico
Inks:
Tony Tallarico
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
game warden; scientist; skin divers; geologists
Synopsis:
Explanation of skin diving; practical applications in wildlife management, oil prospecting, police work, and scientific studies.
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; exploration; explorer; fact; scuba; skin diver; skin diving

Indexer Notes

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

In Magellan's Wake (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Captain Edward L. Beach; crew of the US nuclear submarine Triton
Synopsis:
Beach and his crew conduct the Triton on the world's first underwater circumnavigation of the globe.
Reprints:
Keywords:
education; exploration; explorer; fact; navy; submarine

Indexer Notes

Sam Glanzman's style is distinctive, and may be identified with confidence.

Seven Miles Down (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Campbell
Inks:
Stan Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jacques Piccard; Lieutenant Don Walsh
Synopsis:
Piccard and Walsh take the first bathyscaph (Trieste) to a record depth -- 35,800 feet in the Marianas Trench.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bathyscaph; education; exploration; explorer; fact; navy; oceanography; submarine

Indexer Notes

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

The Duel (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Guy de Maupassant (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Viscount Gontram Joseph de Signoles; George Lamil; the Colonel
Synopsis:
After provoking a duel, the Viscount kills himself rather than actually face it.
Keywords:
duel; suicide

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations by Kirby. The character illustrated on page 51 strongly resembles Mastermind as he first appeared in The X-Men.

D-Day Part 4: Night Drop (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
U.S. airborne troopers; British airborne troopers; German soldiers
Synopsis:
U.S. and U.K. paratroopers and glider troopers descend on Normandy and attack the Germans, hours before the D-Day seaborne assault.
Keywords:
D-Day; education; fact; glider; Normandy; paratrooper; World War II

The Red Planet Part 4: A Trip to Mars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Astronauts
Synopsis:
Speculation in the means of the first flight to Mars, and what astronauts might find there.
Keywords:
astronaut; educational; fact; Mars; rocket; space; space travel

Indexer Notes

Last installment of series.

The World of Science: Blue Skies (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Comic-story activity on why the sky is blue, and how to separate blue light from white light.
Keywords:
educational; fact; light; optics; spectrum

["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 coupon for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 159). 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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo with order form for subscriptions to The World Around Us. Several thumbnails of covers, some partially hidden.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Undersea Adventures
  4. 3. The Frogmen
  5. 4. Mines Below
  6. 5. Underwater Conquest
  7. 6. Sea Monsters -- False and True
  8. 7. Sunken Treasure
  9. 8. Skin Diving
  10. 9. In Magellan's Wake
  11. 10. Seven Miles Down
  12. 11. The Duel
  13. 12. D-Day Part 4: Night Drop
  14. 13. The Red Planet Part 4: A Trip to Mars
  15. 14. The World of Science: Blue Skies
  16. 15. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  17. 16. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
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