Classics Illustrated Special Issue #165A - To The Stars!
(December 1961)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
June and December
On-sale Date
1961
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Roberta Strauss

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan, Production Director. Sidney Miller, Art Director.

Most art credits for this index supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.
Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

To the Stars! (Table of Contents)

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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Two rockets approaching the Sun.
Keywords
astronomy; fact; rocket; Space

Indexer Notes

Painted cover.

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To the Stars (Table of Contents: 2)

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Pencils
Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Montage of modern rocket and space capsule, with Mesopotamian winged creature
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Torres pencils and inks verified by Angelo Torres (7 Aug 2021).

Man in the Skies (Table of Contents: 3)

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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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math & science
Characters
Daedalus; Icarus; Domingo Gonsales; Robert H. Goddard; Yuri Gagarin; Alan Shepherd
Synopsis
Legends, speculation, and pioneers of space travel, from Daedalus and Icarus through X-15, Vostok, and Project Mercury
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Keywords
astronaut; cosmonaut; fact; mythology; rocket; satellite; Space

Earth in Space (Table of Contents: 4)

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George Evans
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George Evans
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Genre
math & science
Characters
Nicolaus Copernicus; Johann Kepler; Gaileo Galilei; Isaac Newton
Synopsis
Development of knowledge about the solar system
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

The Magic Eye (Table of Contents: 5)

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George Evans
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George Evans
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Genre
math & science
Characters
Phoenicians; Greeks; Roger Bacon
Synopsis
Development of glass, lenses, eyeglasses, and the first telescopes
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Glass; optics; telescope

The Giant of Palomar (Table of Contents: 6)

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George Evans
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Reed Crandall ?
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Genre
math & science
Characters
James Gregory; George Ellery Hale; glass workers; truck drivers
Synopsis
Professor George Ellery Hale proposes a telescope with a 200-inch mirror, then supervises its construction through great difficulties. The telescope is installed at Mount Palomar after Hale's death.
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Keywords
astronomy; California; Corning; Corning Glass Works; fact; flood; glass; New York; Palomar; Pyrex; Space; telescope

Indexer Notes

Final page is a full-page cutaway sketch of the telescope and observatory

A Simple Telescope (Table of Contents: 7)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Illustrated guide to making a simple telescope
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space; telescope

Lines and Signals (Table of Contents: 8)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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math & science
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Illustrated explanation of spectroscopes and radio telescopes
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Viewing the Spectrum (Table of Contents: 9)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Illustrated explanation of the spectrum and ways to view it.
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Keywords
fact; Optics; rainbow

Our Neighbor -- the Moon (Table of Contents: 10)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of the Moon, legends about the Moon, and the first space probes to the Moon.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Moon; Space

The Copper Moon (Table of Contents: 11)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Explanation of lunar eclipses
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Keywords
astronomy; eclipse; fact; Space

The Inner Planets (Table of Contents: 12)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Splash page showing the four inner planets
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Title fonts show the next four stories to be subheadings under "The Inner Planets." They are here treated separately. Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Gods' Messenger (Table of Contents: 13)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Mercury
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Goddess (Table of Contents: 14)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Venus
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space; Venus

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Green World (Table of Contents: 15)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Earth
Reprints
Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Inner Planets: The Red Planet (Table of Contents: 16)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Mars
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Mars; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

The Giants (Table of Contents: 17)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planets Jupiter and Saturn.
Reprints
Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Georgian Planet (Table of Contents: 18)

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Pencils
George Evans
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George Evans
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Genre
math & science
Characters
William Herschel; Caroline Herschel
Synopsis
William Herschel discovers Uranus.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space; telescope

Uranus (Table of Contents: 19)

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Charles Berger ?
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Uranus.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Neptune (Table of Contents: 20)

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Sam Glanzman ?
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Sam Glanzman ?
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of planet Neptune.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Possible Glanzman art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

Planet X (Table of Contents: 21)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Characters
Percival Lowell; Clyde Tombaugh
Synopsis
Following Percival Lowell's lead, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
Reprints
Keywords
Arizona; astronomy; fact; Flagstaff; Lowell Observatory; Space; telescope

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Pluto (Table of Contents: 22)

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Sam Glanzman ?
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Sam Glanzman ?
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Dsecription of planet Pluto.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

Are There Other Planets? (Table of Contents: 23)

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Jo Albistur
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Jo Albistur
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Genre
math & science
Characters
Clyde Tombaugh
Synopsis
Description of the asteroids.
Reprints
Keywords
asteroid; astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Albistur credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Fiery Streaks and Tails (Table of Contents: 24)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of comets and meteors.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger on pencils.

Figures in the Sky (Table of Contents: 25)

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Pencils
Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description and star maps of major constellations: Ursa Minor; Ursa Major; Gemini; Cassiopeia; Andromeda; Perseus; Cepheus; Hercules; Orion; Canis Major; Scorpius; Cygnus; Lyra; Aquila
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Keywords
astronomy; constellation; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Glanzman credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Star Facts (Table of Contents: 26)

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Pencils
Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Facts about the stars.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Our Nearest Star (Table of Contents: 27)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Fact and fiction about the Sun.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

The Disappearing Sun (Table of Contents: 28)

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Pencils
Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of solar eclipses.
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Keywords
astronomy; eclipse; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Light Years (Table of Contents: 29)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Explanation of light years.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited George Evans.

The Universe (Table of Contents: 30)

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Pencils
Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
Description of the Earth's place in the universe.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Universe and Life (Table of Contents: 31)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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math & science
Synopsis
Theories on the formation of the universe, and the likelihood of life elsewhere in it.
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Keywords
astronomy; fact; Space

Indexer Notes

Nodel credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated. Previous indexer credited Charles Berger with pencils.

The Swiss Patent Clerk (Table of Contents: 32)

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Genre
biography
Synopsis
Life of Albert Einstein.
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Keywords
Einstein; fact; physics; relativity

Days and Years (Table of Contents: 33)

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history
Synopsis
History of calendars.
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Keywords
astronomy; Calendar; fact

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. To the Stars!
  2. 1. ["Come Along to the Days of the Civil War"]
  3. 2. To the Stars
  4. 3. Man in the Skies
  5. 4. Earth in Space
  6. 5. The Magic Eye
  7. 6. The Giant of Palomar
  8. 7. A Simple Telescope
  9. 8. Lines and Signals
  10. 9. Viewing the Spectrum
  11. 10. Our Neighbor -- the Moon
  12. 11. The Copper Moon
  13. 12. The Inner Planets
  14. 13. The Inner Planets: The Gods' Messenger
  15. 14. The Inner Planets: The Goddess
  16. 15. The Inner Planets: The Green World
  17. 16. The Inner Planets: The Red Planet
  18. 17. The Giants
  19. 18. The Georgian Planet
  20. 19. Uranus
  21. 20. Neptune
  22. 21. Planet X
  23. 22. Pluto
  24. 23. Are There Other Planets?
  25. 24. Fiery Streaks and Tails
  26. 25. Figures in the Sky
  27. 26. Star Facts
  28. 27. Our Nearest Star
  29. 28. The Disappearing Sun
  30. 29. Light Years
  31. 30. The Universe
  32. 31. The Universe and Life
  33. 32. The Swiss Patent Clerk
  34. 33. Days and Years
  35. 34. ["Classics Illustrated Junior"]
  36. 35. ["Own the Greatest Stories by the World's Greatest Authors"]
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