Classic Comics #5 - Moby Dick
([September] 1942)

Gilberton, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Corporation
Brand
Classic Comics
Editing
John Compton
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age U. S.
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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: 1)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whales are the largest of animals and they belong to the Pelagic species
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints
Keywords
Whale

Indexer Notes

Illustration, with descriptions, of right whale and sperm whale

The Pequod (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Highlights in the Life of Herman Melville (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

comic story / 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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Moby Dick
  2. 1. Moby Dick
  3. 2. ["Whales are the largest of animals and they belong to the Pelagic species"]
  4. 3. The Pequod
  5. 4. Highlights in the Life of Herman Melville
  6. 5. Concord Hymn
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