The World Around Us #4 - The Illustrated Story of Railroads
(December 1958)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. On-sale date from 1958 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Illustrated Story of Railroads (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction

A Weapon of War (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Norman Nodel ?
Inks
Norman Nodel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Edwin Stanton; General Irwin McDowell; Herman Haupt; Union soldiers
Synopsis
Recalled to the colors in 1862, Herman Haupt energizes and trains the Union army's engineering and railroading arm, and plays a key role in victory at Gettysburg.
Keywords
American Civil War; Gettysburg; locomotives; railroads; trains; War Between the States

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Birth of the Locomotive (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
John Fitch; Nicholas Cugnot; Richard Trevithick; George Stephenson; Robert Stephenson
Synopsis
Various workers improve the steam engine, and work on self-propelled vehicles. The Stephensons turn the locomotive and the railroad into practical propositions.
Keywords
England; locomotive; railroad; trains

A Very Merry Ride (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
William H. Brown (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; non-fiction; history
Characters
John T. Clark; passengers; spectators; engineer
Synopsis
Through many a mishap, the 1831 "De Witt Clinton" locomotive pulls a crowded train from Albany to Schenectady.
Keywords
Locomotive; New York; railroad; trains

A Steel Driving Man (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
Norman Nodel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
John Henry
Synopsis
John Henry beats a steam drill in a challenge, but dies with a hammer in his hand.
Keywords
Folk song

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Stopped by Wind (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
George Westinghouse; brakemen; engineers; railroad executives
Synopsis
Westinghouse invents airbrakes using compressed air, enabling long trains to stop safely.
Keywords
Locomotive; railroads; trains

The Way West (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Rudy Palais ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Surveyors; engineers; soldiers; American Indians [Native Americans]; Jefferson Davis; General Grenville Dodge
Synopsis
Surveyors explore possible routes for a transcontinental railroad, and Dodge finds a way through the Black Hills.
Keywords
Railroads; Wyoming

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Highball! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Conductor; telegrapher; flagman; engineer
Synopsis
Over time, railroads develop automatic semaphore systems to enhance safety.
Keywords
Railroads

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Casey's Last Ride (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Wallace saunders (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
John Forte ?
Inks
Norman Nodel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; history
Characters
Casey Jones [John Luther Jones]; telegraphers; firemen; flagmen; station agents
Synopsis
Casey Jones climbs the ladder of railroading jobs to become an engineer. In 1900 he sacrifices his life to save passengers by staying at his post to slow the train down.
Keywords
Locomotive; railroad; telegraph; train wreck; trains

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Today and Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
John Tartaglione
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
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Characters
Teen; passengers; railroad personnel
Synopsis
Review of the history of railroads and their then-current use, and speculation about their use in the future.
Keywords
Railroads

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Special introductory offer"]
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of Railroads
  4. 3. A Weapon of War
  5. 4. Birth of the Locomotive
  6. 5. A Very Merry Ride
  7. 6. A Steel Driving Man
  8. 7. Stopped by Wind
  9. 8. The Way West
  10. 9. Highball!
  11. 10. Casey's Last Ride
  12. 11. Today and Tomorrow
  13. 12. ["The wonderful world of fairy tales"]
  14. 13. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
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