The World Around Us #9 - The Illustrated Story of the Army
(May 1959)

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 (Editor); Sam Birnkrant (Associate Editor)
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. Most interior art credits submitted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.


The Illustrated Story of the Army (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Doug Rosa (Painted)
Inks
Doug Rosa (Painted)
Colors
Doug Rosa (Painted)
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Doug Roea for pencils, inks, and colors. Martin O'Hearn has identified Rosa as the name of the artist whose signature at times appeared to read Roea (September, 2012).

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

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

The Illustrated Story of the Army (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The army and the United States were born together.
Genre
war
Synopsis
One page quick history of the Army.

Follow Old Minick (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only a few men are ever given the Medal of Honor, America's highest award for courage.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
John W. Minick
Synopsis
True story of Medal of Honor winner John W. Minick who was killed during WWII.
Keywords
Second World War; World War II

Here Comes Yankee Doodle (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Hart ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since Pilgrim days, American soldiers have often been civilians like John Minick, called to fight in time of emergency.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Miles Standish; General George Washington; Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (misnamed as Baron Ludwig von Steuben)
Synopsis
Story of the early militia and how George Washington and Baron Von Steuben made them into an army.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence

Frontier Forts (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The oldest unit of today's army was begun one day during the American Revolution by a nineteen year old student.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Alexander Hamilton; President George Washington; Ohio Governor Arthur St. Clair; General Anthony Wayne [Mad Anthony Wayne]
Synopsis
The story of President Washington's struggle to force congress to allow for a standing peacetime army and the building of forts in the Ohio valley.

The Corps of Cadets (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans ? (some panels only)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a bill establishing the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
President Thomas Jefferson; Superintendent of West Point Sylvanus Thayer; President James Monroe; Commanding General of the Army Winfield Scott
Synopsis
Story of the founding of West Point Military Academy.
Keywords
West Point

Two Too Many (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the cadets in early West Point days was James McNeill Whistler, who later became a famous artist.
Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
James McNeill Whistler
Synopsis
Amusing story about James Whistler as a cadet at West Point during an art class. James Whistler later became a famous artist.
Keywords
West Point

Rifles and Arrows (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. J. Kihl ? (illustrations)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the white man pushed westward to fill the continent, the Indian resisted his advance.
Genre
non-fiction; war; western-frontier
Characters
Red Cloud; Roman Nose; Major George Forsyth; Lieutenant Frederick Beecher; Crazy Horse; General George Crook; Sitting Bull; General George Custer
Synopsis
Short history of the Indian Wars.
Keywords
American Indian; Native American; westward expansion

Custer's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In May, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer led his Seventh Cavalry into Montana to find the Sioux.
Genre
non-fiction; war; western-frontier
Characters
Colonel George Custer; General Alfred Terry; General George Crook; Chief Crazy Horse; Chief Gall; Chief Rain-In-The-Face; Chief Sitting Bull; Captain Benteen; Captain Reno [Major Reno]
Synopsis
A typical white man's version of the Battle at Little Big Horn with Custer as hero.
Keywords
American Indian; Battle of the Greasy Grass; Battle of the Little Big Horn; Custer's Last Stand; massacre; Native American

Northern Raiders (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Hart ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the most daring adventures in army history took place during the Civil War.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Mitchell's Raiders; railroad workers; Confederate soldiers; Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
Synopsis
Re-telling of the story of Mitchell's Raiders during the Civil War. Mitchell's Raiders became the first Medal of Honor winners.

Indexer Notes

American Civil War; Congressional Medal of Honor; Georgia; railroad; train

The Army in War (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Costanza ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The War of 1812
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
William Henry Harrison; Chief Tecumseh; New York State Militia Commander Jacob Brown; Brigadier General Winfield Scott; Andrew Jackson
Synopsis
History of the War of 1812
Keywords
War of 1812

The Mexican War (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the years after the War of 1812, the regular army fought three Indian wars.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
General Zachary Taylor; Mexican General Santa Anna; Lieutenant William Stover; General Winfield Scott
Synopsis
Story of the Mexican War.
Keywords
Mexican War

The Civil War (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Fort Sumter was fired on in 1861, it meant war between the states.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Dennis Hart Mahan; President Lincoln; General Ulysses S. Grant; General Jubal Early; General Philip Sheridan; General William T. Sherman
Synopsis
Story of the Civil War.
Keywords
American Civil War

The Spanish-American War (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (signed) [as L. Middio ?] (illegible)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On February 15, 1898, the U.S.S. Maine exploded in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, which then belonged to Spain.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Theodore Roosevelt; Leonard Wood; Major Walter Reed
Synopsis
Story of the Spanish-American war, and the discovery of the cure for Yellow Fever.
Keywords
Cuba; yellow fever

World War I (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On April 16, 1917, modern warfare came to America.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
General John J. Pershing; American soldiers
Synopsis
The story of World War I, with its modern technologies.
Keywords
First World War; Great War; World War I

World War II (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into war against Japan, Italy and Germany.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
General Douglas MacArthur; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; General Mark Clark; General George Patton
Synopsis
The story of World War II.
Keywords
Second World War; World War II

The Korean War (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1950, America once again went to war, this time to save the Republic of South Korea from invasion by North Korea.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
American soldiers
Synopsis
Story of the Korean War.
Keywords
Korea; Korean War; United Nations

The Army in Peace (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, Sam, Bill and Lee signed up with the army.
Genre
military
Characters
Sam Donley; Bill Masters; Lee Wells
Synopsis
Sam, Bill and Lee join the peacetime army. They take different career paths. All decide to re-enlist in the army or army reserve.

Scooter Burke's Peak (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the earliest days of the army, the heat of battle has forged heroes.
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Lloyd "Scooter" Burke; Sergeant Foster
Synopsis
True story of Medal of Honor winner Lloyd Burke.
Keywords
Congressional Medal of Honor; Korea; Korean War

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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Read the Best in the World's Finest Juvenile Publication (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Illustrated Story of the Army
  2. 1. Special Introductory Offer
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of the Army
  4. 3. Follow Old Minick
  5. 4. Here Comes Yankee Doodle
  6. 5. Frontier Forts
  7. 6. The Corps of Cadets
  8. 7. Two Too Many
  9. 8. Rifles and Arrows
  10. 9. Custer's Last Stand
  11. 10. Northern Raiders
  12. 11. The Army in War
  13. 12. The Mexican War
  14. 13. The Civil War
  15. 14. The Spanish-American War
  16. 15. World War I
  17. 16. World War II
  18. 17. The Korean War
  19. 18. The Army in Peace
  20. 19. Scooter Burke's Peak
  21. 20. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  22. 21. Read the Best in the World's Finest Juvenile Publication
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
  • Kirk House
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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