(December 1958)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing:
Roberta Strauss
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

["Special Introductory Offer"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:
?
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:
?
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:
?
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:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.

["The wonderful world of fairy tales"] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"] (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. [no title indexed]
  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"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Kirk House
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Karl Wilcox