Classics Illustrated Special Issue #156A - The Atomic Age
(June 1960)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
June and December
On-sale Date
1960
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan, Production Director; Leonard B. Cole, Art Director.

Most art credits for this index added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)
Inks
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)
Colors
Gaylord Welker (painting, signed)

Synopsis
Montage of atomic-power vehicles, or vehicles speculatively powered by atomic energy.
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; nuclear energy; nuclear power; railroad; satellite; submarine

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

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

The Atomic Age (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
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L. B. Cole (signed)
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typeset

Synopsis
Splash page; montage of nuclear applications
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power

Adventure North (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Norman Nodel
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Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Commander William R. Anderson; unnamed submarine crewmen
Synopsis
USS Nautilus, first nuclear-powered submarine, makes the first underwater passage of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pole (1958).
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Keywords
Arctic; Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; North Pole; nuclear energy; nuclear power; submarine

The Smallest Particle (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Bruno Premiani
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Bruno Premiani
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Democritus; Aristotle; Galileo Galilei; Robert Boyle; Antoine Lavoisier; John Dalton; Amadeo Avogadro
Synopsis
History of atomic theory from pre-scientific times to the early 1800s.
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Keywords
Atom; atomic theory; elements; fact; physics; science

Inside the Atom (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Basic facts about atomic structure and atomic energy
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; atomic structure; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; physics

The Atomic Furnace (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Enrico Fermi; Laura Fermi; Niels Bohr; Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
Enrico Fermi rises from childhood and the death of his beloved brother through scientific education, the Nobel Prize, and flight from Mussolini, to build the first atomic pile.
Reprints
Keywords
Alamogordo; Atom; atomic bomb; atomic energy; atomic pile; atomic power; atomic reactor; Chicago; fact; Manhattan Project; Mussolini; Nobel Prize; nuclear bomb; nuclear energy; nuclear pile; nuclear power; nuclear reactor; World War II

Indexer Notes

Final page is a single panel of the first atomic bomb blast.

The Magic Mineral (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
How uranium is formed, found, and mined.
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Keywords
Atom; fact; Geiger counter; geology; mining; prospecting; uranium

How to Build a Radiation Detector (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Illustrated activity guide to building an electroscope with simple household items.
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Keywords
Atom; electroscope; fact; radiation

Alpha, Beta, and Gamma (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
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Everett Raymond Kinstler
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Explanation of nuclear fission and its byproducts, and the handling of radioactive materials.
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; physics

Atoms for Power (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Explanation of how an atomic reactor generates electrical power, and the building of the first such plant, at Shippingport, Pennsylvania (1957).
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power; Pennsylvania; Shippingport

The Radioscope (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Irene Joliot-Curie; Frederick Joliot-Curie
Synopsis
Description of radioisotopes, the Curies' discovery of radioisotopes, and the uses of radioisotopes.
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Keywords
Atom; fact; physics; radiation

Atoms and Industry (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
John Tartaglione
Inks
John Tartaglione
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Bill; Bill's co-worker; factory owner; scientist; refinery manager
Synopsis
How radioisotopes can be put to work in industry and manufacturing.
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; industry; manufacturing; nuclear energy; nuclear power; printing; radiation

Atoms and Agriculture (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Mr. Scherer; agricultural agent; United Nations delegate
Synopsis
Scientists use radioisotopes to preserve food, improve crops, and control pests.
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Keywords
agriculture; Atom; fact; farming; radiation; United Nations

Atoms and Medicine (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Frank; Frank's doctor
Synopsis
Doctors study the body, and treat illnesses, using radioisotopes.
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Keywords
Atom; cancer; fact; medicine; radiation

The Healing Rays (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
George Stockman (pseudonym); Stockman's wife (unnamed); Dr. Foley; unnamed doctor
Synopsis
Doctors successfully use radiation to treat George Stockman's cancer.
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Keywords
Atom; cancer; fact; medicine; radiation

The Atom Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Speculative future uses for atomic power
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Keywords
Atom; atomic energy; atomic power; fact; nuclear energy; nuclear power

Indexer Notes

Last page (also last page of the comic section) is a full-page montage with warning on the opportunities and the dangers of the atomic age.

The Ages of Energy (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
History of energy sources
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Indexer Notes

Small illustration of stylized machinery.

The Search for Uranium (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Information on prospecting for uranium
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Keywords
Atom; fact; prospecting; uranium

Indexer Notes

Small illustration of prospector and mule

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

"Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication" (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Build your own library"]
  3. 2. The Atomic Age
  4. 3. Adventure North
  5. 4. The Smallest Particle
  6. 5. Inside the Atom
  7. 6. The Atomic Furnace
  8. 7. The Magic Mineral
  9. 8. How to Build a Radiation Detector
  10. 9. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma
  11. 10. Atoms for Power
  12. 11. The Radioscope
  13. 12. Atoms and Industry
  14. 13. Atoms and Agriculture
  15. 14. Atoms and Medicine
  16. 15. The Healing Rays
  17. 16. The Atom Tomorrow
  18. 17. The Ages of Energy
  19. 18. The Search for Uranium
  20. 19. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
  21. 20. "Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"
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