The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space
(January 1959)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-12-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1958 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Keywords
Outer space

The Illustrated Story of Space (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gay Welker [as Welker] (signed) (painting)
Inks
Gay Welker [as Welker] (signed) (painting)
Colors
Gay Welker [as Welker] (signed) (painting)

Genre
math & science
Synopsis
With Saturn in the background, several astronauts perform an E.V.A. spacewalk.
Reprints
Keywords
Outer space

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

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

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science
Characters
astronaut
Keywords
Outer space

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Training for Space (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science
Characters
Colonel John P. Stapp; Don Farrell

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Real people are inserted into the story. Both Colonel John P. Stapp and Don Farrell are aerospace pioneers.

Rocket Around the Moon (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Tartaglione ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

What Is Space? (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Where Are We? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science

Birth of the Rocket (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

American Rockets (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Man-Made Moons (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Countdown! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Assignment Space Station (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Script:
Saltarella confirms original indexer's credit of Sam Glanzman.

Planet Patter (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

Life on Other Planets? (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
math & science

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Added by Saltarella (error 8363)

The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Illustrated Story of Space
  2. 1. Special Introductory Offer
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of Space
  4. 3. Training for Space
  5. 4. Rocket Around the Moon
  6. 5. What Is Space?
  7. 6. Where Are We?
  8. 7. Birth of the Rocket
  9. 8. American Rockets
  10. 9. Man-Made Moons
  11. 10. Countdown!
  12. 11. Assignment Space Station
  13. 12. Planet Patter
  14. 13. Life on Other Planets?
  15. 14. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales
  16. 15. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
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