Classics Illustrated #103 - Men Against the Sea [HRN 131]
([March 1956])

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
William E. Kanter (editor); Roberta Strauss (assistant editor); Alex Blum (art director)

Issue Notes

New painted cover art, first printing of this cover. Other printings with same cover art: HRN 158 (September 1960), HRN 149 (Summer-Fall 1961), HRN 167 (March 1964).
First painted cover HRN 104 (January 1953). Reprints in HRN 114 (December 1953).
Six printings total, same interior art in all.
Information from "Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History" by William B. Jones, Jr.
This issue is a variant of Classics Illustrated (Gilberton, 1947 series) #103 [O] - Men Against the Sea. There exist further variants:

Men Against the Sea (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)

Reprints

Build Your Own Library (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Men Against the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch (adaptation); Charles Nordhoff (original); James Norman Hall (original)
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the morning of April 28, 1789, the crew of His Majesty's Armed Transport, "Bounty", mutinied against the tyrannical rule of the captain, Lieutenant William Bligh.
Reprints

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During World War I, charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall were members of the Lafayette Flying Corps of the French Foreign Legion.
Reprints

The Panama Canal (Table of Contents: 4)

Stories of Early America / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bridge of water joining the Atlantic with the Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama had been the dream of men since 1501.
Genre
historical
Reprints

The Great Houdini (Table of Contents: 5)

Great Lives / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1900, a brash young American walked into London's Scotland Yard and told the superintendent…
Reprints

Free! Free! Free! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

"Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication" (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Men Against the Sea
  2. 1. Build Your Own Library
  3. 2. Men Against the Sea
  4. 3. Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  5. 4. The Panama Canal
    Stories of Early America
  6. 5. The Great Houdini
    Great Lives
  7. 6. Free! Free! Free!
    Gilberton Co.
  8. 7. "Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"
    Gilberton Co.
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