The World Around Us #10 - The Illustrated Story of the Navy
(June 1959)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss (Editor); Meyer A. Kaplan (executive editor); Sam Birnkrant (associate editor); Leonard Cole (art director)

Issue Notes

Most interior art credits supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker. On-sale date from 1959 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Illustrated Story of the Navy (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gay Welker (painting, signed)
Inks
Gay Welker (painting, signed)
Colors
Gay Welker (painting, signed)

Genre
military
Synopsis
jet airplane taking off from aircraft carrier
Keywords
aircraft carrier; educational; fact; navy; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
Naval gunners
Synopsis
Naval gunners firing weapons
Keywords
aircraft carrier; educational; fact; navy; war

The First Hero (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
John Paul Jones; Benjamin Franklin; mutineer; American sailors; British captain of the Serapis
Synopsis
John Paul Jones rises to captain in a seafaring career, then joins the infant America navy. Through a series of brilliant single-ship actions, he becomes that service's first great hero.
Keywords
American Revolution; educational; fact; navy; war; War for Independence

The First Fleet (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. J. Kihl ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Esek Hopkins
Synopsis
Congress orders the first naval vessels for the Revolutionary War, the war with the Barbary Pirates, and the War of 1812.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; war

They Shall Fight Today (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Oliver Hazard Perry
Synopsis
Oliver Hazard Perry fights and wins the Battle of Lake Erie, sinking or capturing the opposing British fleet.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; war; War of 1812

A Bet Is Paid (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Isaac Hull; Sir James Richard Dacres
Synopsis
Friends in peacetime, Captains Dacres ("Guerriere") and Hull ("Constitution") bet a hat as to which ship would win in a battle. When they meet in the War of 1812 Hull wins decisively, and takes his opponent's hat, rather than his sword, in surrender.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; war; War of 1812

Learning to Lead (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
David Glasgow Farragut; Philip Spencer
Synopsis
Farragut rises to high rank without an education, but succeeding generations of officers need more. Shocked by an attempted mutiny, Congress establishes the US Naval Academy.
Keywords
Annapolis; educational; fact; Maryland; Naval Academy; navy; prisoner of war; war

Indexer Notes

Consensus in EC Fan-Addict Facebook group is that there is no Ingels art in this sequence.

Fighting Words (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
James Lawrence; Donald Francis Mason
Synopsis
Lawrence ("Don't give up the ship") and Mason ("Sighted sub, sank same") coin phrases that live in naval tradition.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; war

The Navy in War: An Impossible Task (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
David Glasgow Farragut
Synopsis
Farragut fights his ships past forts and flotillas to capture New Orleans.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; Louisiana; Mississippi River; navy; New Orleans; war

Indexer Notes

Everett Raymond Kinstler himself says that the story "The Navy in War: An Impossible Task" was not produced by him, as previous cataloger had indicated.

The Navy in War: Battle After Breakfast (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
George Dewey
Synopsis
Dewey decisively wins the Battle of Manila Bay against a Spanish fleet.
Keywords
educational; fact; Manila; navy; Philippines; Spanish-American war; war

The Navy in War: The Unseen Enemy (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler ?
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
American naval personnel; British naval officers; German u-boat officers
Synopsis
The American and British navies work out weapons and tactics to defeat the German u-boat campaign in World War I.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; submarine; u-boat; war

The Navy in War: Full Speed Ahead! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Dan Callaghan
Synopsis
The US and Japanese navies fight each other hard around Tulagi, Savo, and Guadalcanal. Admiral Dan Callaghan wins a major victory after ordering full speed toward the enemy.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; war; World War II

The Navy in War: The Wonderful Blunder (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
American naval officers
Synopsis
Six destroyers expose themselves to shellfire in the narrow channel of Inchon, thereby discovering the position of North Korean batteries.
Keywords
educational; fact; Korea; Korean War; navy; war

Cheese-Box on a Barrelhead (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
John Worden; Dana Green; H. Ashton Ramsay
Synopsis
Three participants describe the battle between "Monitor" and "Merrimack" (or "Virginia")
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; Monitor; navy; war

Indexer Notes

Numerous illistrations

The Navy in Peace (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Hart ? [as EH] (signed)
Inks
Ernie Hart ? [as EH] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Charles Wilkes; Robert E. Peary; Richard E. Byrd
Synopsis
The navy's many peacetime functions include exploration. Wilkes, Peary, and Byrd conduct polar expeditions over a period of a hundred years.
Keywords
Antarctic; Arctic; educational; exploration; fact; navy; North Pole; polar

The Fleet Below (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
David Bushnell; Robert Fulton; Confederate naval personnel; John P. Holland; William Anderson
Synopsis
Development of submarines from the American Revolution through the nuclear-powered "Nautilus," which made the first submerged journey through the Arctic Ocean and under the North Pole.
Keywords
American Revolution; Civil War; educational; exploration; fact; navy; submarine; war; War for Independence

The Good Old Days (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Humorous comparison of naval life in 1778 and 1958.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style art

Mission to Mindanao (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
John Bulkeley; Douglas MacArthur
Synopsis
Bulkeley commands his PT Boat and squadron in action against the Japanese in the Philippine Islands. In 1942 he commands four boats evacuating General MacArthur.
Keywords
educational; fact; navy; Philippines; PT Boat; war; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (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 the Navy
  2. 1. ["Special introductory offer"]
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of the Navy
  4. 3. The First Hero
  5. 4. The First Fleet
  6. 5. They Shall Fight Today
  7. 6. A Bet Is Paid
  8. 7. Learning to Lead
  9. 8. Fighting Words
  10. 9. The Navy in War: An Impossible Task
  11. 10. The Navy in War: Battle After Breakfast
  12. 11. The Navy in War: The Unseen Enemy
  13. 12. The Navy in War: Full Speed Ahead!
  14. 13. The Navy in War: The Wonderful Blunder
  15. 14. Cheese-Box on a Barrelhead
  16. 15. The Navy in Peace
  17. 16. The Fleet Below
  18. 17. The Good Old Days
  19. 18. Mission to Mindanao
  20. 19. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  21. 20. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
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