([April 1947])

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price:
[none]
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
John Compton (original editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Cover stock varies from Glossy standard paper to Glossy stiff paper; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

HRN 60,62,71,87 and 118 editions also exist. HRN 87 and 118 have cover prices of $.15 USD

Keywords:
whales; whaling

Moby Dick (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Louis Zansky
Inks:
Louis Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
adventure; drama
Characters:
whalers; Moby Dick
Reprints:
Keywords:
oceans; whaleman; whalemen; whalers; whales; whaling

Indexer Notes

Whalemen are in deadly battle with Moby Dick.

Moby Dick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 61 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Melville (original novel); Al Kantner (adaptation)
Pencils:
Louis Zansky
Inks:
Louis Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Eng

Genre:
adventure; drama
Characters:
Ishmael; Queequeg; Captain Ahab; Starbuck; Moby Dick
Synopsis:
Despite dire warnings, Ishmael and Queequeg sign aboard the Pequod to sail under Captain Ahab. Obsessed to kill the whale that took his leg, Ahab drives the crew in pursuit of Moby Dick despite sense, safety, appeals to humanity, or the pleadings of first mate Starbuck. The final confrontation kills the whale and destroys the ship. Ishmael alone escapes, and the sea rolls on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Massachusetts; Nantucket; New Bedford; oceans; Pacific; whaleman; whalemen; whalers; whales

Indexer Notes

Based upon the 1851 novel by Herman Melville. Includes three single-panel conceptual splash pages introducing chapters.

The Pequod (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.75 page (report information)

Pencils:
Louis Zansky ?
Inks:
Louis Zansky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Reprints:
Keywords:
Whaler; whaling

Indexer Notes

Cutaway diagram of a whaling ship

["Whales are the largest of animals and they belong to the Pelagic species"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Al Kantner ?
Pencils:
Louis Zansky ?
Inks:
Louis Zansky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; animal
Reprints:
Keywords:
Whale

Indexer Notes

Illustration, with descriptions, of right whale and sperm whale

Highlights in the Life of Herman Melville (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Zansky ?
Inks:
Louis Zansky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Herman Melville
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Life of Melville. Spot illustration of Melville. Footer promoting War Bonds.

Concord Hymn (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pencils:
Louis Zansky (signed)
Inks:
Louis Zansky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical; war
Characters:
Minutemen; citizens of Concord
Reprints:
Keywords:
American Revolution; Concord; flag; Massachusetts; Minuteman; poem; poetry; Revolutionary War

Indexer Notes

Text of Emerson's poem; illustrations by Zansky.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Moby Dick
  2. 1. Moby Dick
  3. 2. The Pequod
  4. 3. ["Whales are the largest of animals and they belong to the Pelagic species"]
  5. 4. Highlights in the Life of Herman Melville
  6. 5. Concord Hymn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kirk House
  • Bob Hughes