Classics Illustrated Special Issue #132A - The Story of America
(June 1956)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly, with special issues in June and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated Special Issue
Editing
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Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. Indexed with information supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker. The indicia identifies this as Classics Illustrated 132A, published bi-monthly with special issues in June and December. The bi-monthly publication refers to the main Classics Illustrated title. Classics Illustrated Special Issue is generally regarded as a separate title, published in June and December.

The Story of America (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Frontiersman; Mohawk; Redcoat; patriot soldier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cardstock covers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story of America is the story of men with courage and strength and faith.
Genre
non-fiction

The Man Who Discovered America (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Five hundred years ago, the people of Europe did not know about America.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Christopher Columbus; Bartholomew Columbus; Diego Columbus; King Ferdinand; Queen Isabella; wise men; sailors; Caribs
Synopsis
Columbus conceives the idea of reaching the Indies by sailing westward from Europe. He spends years trying to find a financial backer, at last getting help from Spain. Though threatened with mutiny, he persists long enough to reach the West Indies, rather than the East Indies.
Keywords
1492; American Indians; Caribbean Sea; Caribs; discovery of America; explorer; mutiny; sailing ship; Spain

The Birth of America (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of how the men who built our country learned to live together.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Captain John Smith; Will Dale; Jamestown colonists; Peter van Doon; George Hooker; Mr. van Doon; Mr. Hooker; Fritz Mueller; Quaker boys; Quaker elder; William Penn; Jeremy Carter; Mrs. Carter; debtors; General Oglethorpe; boy; grandfather; George Washington
Synopsis
Four vignettes of new colonists in Jamestown, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, and how they learned the benefits of working together, even with those who are different from them, climaxed by the opening of the American Revolution.
Keywords
Colonial America; debtors' prison; diversity; Georgia; New Amsterdam; New York; Pennsylvania; Quakers; tolerance

Paul Revere’s Ride (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
?; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere....
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Paul Revere; Redcoats; patriots; Minutemen; William Dawes; Dr. Joseph Warren; Dr. Samuel Prescott; John Hancock; Samuel Adams
Synopsis
Paul Revere gets news of a British surprise attack on Lexington and Concord. He and several others are ordered to rush ahead of the troops and warn the Minutemen, leading to the first battles of the American Revolution.
Keywords
"Paul Revere's Ride"; American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War for Independence; American War of Independence; Battle of Concord; Battle of Lexington; Boston; Massachusetts; Minutemen

Indexer Notes

Paul Revere is described and portrayed as a goldsmith, but he was actually a silversmith.

The Star Spangled Banner (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
?; Francis Scott Key
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1812, America and England went to war.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Francis Scott Key; Key family; President Jane Madison; Dolley Madison [misspelled as Dolly Madison]; militia; Redcoats; stragglers; Dr. William Beanes; Colonel John Skinner; British naval captain
Synopsis
Francis Scott Key fights with the militia, unsuccessfully defending Washington against the British. When Dr. Beanes is imprisoned on board a British warship, lawyer Key secures his release, but the Americans are held on board until the attack on Fort McHenry has failed. Key is inspired to write a patriotic poem which becomes the national anthem.
Keywords
"The Star-Spangled Banner"; Baltimore; Battle of Bladensburg; lawyer; militia; national anthem; Royal Navy; War of 1812; Washington D.C.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Classic of Classics (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Story of America
  2. 1. ["The story of America is the story of men with courage and strength and faith."]
  3. 2. The Man Who Discovered America
  4. 3. The Birth of America
  5. 4. Paul Revere’s Ride
  6. 5. The Star Spangled Banner
  7. 6. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  8. 7. The Classic of Classics
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