The World Around Us #12 - The Illustrated Story of the Coast Guard
(August 1959)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959-06-10
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 Coast Guard (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
Coast Guardsmen; distressed mariners
Synopsis
Coast Guardsmen in pulling boat haul shipwrecked sailors from the polar sea. Iceberg and Coast Guard vessel in background.
Keywords
educational; fact; iceberg; maritime; rescue

The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Illustrated Story of the Coast Guard (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; military
Synopsis
Coast Guard vessel overtaking criminal vessel; introductory text.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; law enforcement; rescue

Indexer Notes

Full-page splash panel

Four Last Words (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Douglas A. Munro; US Marines
Synopsis
Signalman First Class Munro uses landing craft to set Marines ashore at Guadalcanal. When they become trapped Munro leads 10 craft back, shielding the Marines from shore fire at they re-board. Munro is killed, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Keywords
Coast Guard; Congressional Medal of Honor; educational; fact; Guadalcanal; rescue; war; World War II

Revenues and Rescues (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
Alexander Hamilton; Alex A. Fraser; Coast Guard personnel
Synopsis
Alexander Hamilton establishes the Revenue Marine Service to combat smuggling. Over time new duties are added, and a Government Lifesaving Service. In 1915 the two bodies merge to form the Coast Guard. Its mission continues to be diverse and dangerous.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; rescue; smuggling; war

The Gallant Mare (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Dick Turpin; Tom King
Synopsis
Highwayman Dick Turpin escapes London, pushing his horse Black Bess through four days of riding. When Black Bess expires, he waits by her side to be taken and executed.
Keywords
highwayman; horse

Send for Black Maria (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Black Maria; Alexander Hamilton; smugglers
Synopsis
Teamster Black Maria beats off smugglers who try to steal her load of cannon intended for a revenue cutter. She later runs a boarding house, keeping it well-mannered with her fists. She assists the police, giving rise to the slang term for a police wagon.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; smuggling

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style artwork

Cutters at War (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ann Brewster ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
John Adams; revenue cutter men; Coast Guardsmen
Synopsis
Revenue service (later Coast Guard) men and vessels defend the country at sea and along the shore from the Quasi-War of 1798 through World War II, in which the Coast Guard operates the world's fifth biggest navy.
Keywords
Civil War; Coast Guard; educational; fact; navy; rescue; smuggling; war; World War I; World War II

The Mystery of Stonehenge (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
Description of Stonehenge, and speculaton concerning its construction.
Keywords
archaeology; archeology; educational; England; fact; Stonehenge

The Matchbox Fleet (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
R V McPhail
Synopsis
Coast Guard personnel operate a fleet of 83-foot wooden rescue boats during the Normandy invasion, at great risk to themselves, saving 1,438 men.
Reprints
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; Normandy; rescue; war; World War II

Training for Duty (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ann Brewster (signed)
Inks
Ann Brewster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
Coast Guard boots; Coast Guard instructors
Synopsis
New Coast Guard enlistees go through 13 weeks of boot camp.
Keywords
Cape May; Coast Guard; Connecticut; educational; fact; New Jersey; New London; rescue

Sea Patrol (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Synopsis
Coast Guard personnel serve in multitudinous roles world-wide.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; iceberg; polar; rescue; seaplane

The Fatal Fever (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Walter Reed; John Kissinger
Synopsis
John Kissinger volunteers to be infected with yellow fever in order to test countermeasures. He survives but is debilitated; even so he fights to make his way in the world, and lives another 46 years.
Keywords
Cuba; educational; fact; medicine; yellow fever

Mayday! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
P.B. Cronk; seaplane pilot
Synopsis
A seaplane airliner is forced to ditch near a Coast Guard weather ship. In a 24-hour struggle, Coast Guard personnel rescue all 69 passengers and crew.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; rescue; seaplane

First Around the World (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Ferdinand Magellan
Synopsis
Ferdinand Magellan and many others die along the way, but 18 of his crew complete the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1522.
Keywords
educational; explorer; fact

Six Subs in Twelve Hours (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as EOD?]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
J.A. Hirshfield
Synopsis
The men of Coast Guard cutter "Campbell," on World War II convoy duty in the North Atlantic, engage six German u-boats in twelve hours.
Keywords
Coast Guard; educational; fact; submarine; u-boat; war; World War II

The Long March (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; military
Characters
Francis Tuttle; Coast Guard personnel; Inuit guide
Synopsis
Officers of the Coast Guard cutter "Bear," unable to break through pack ice, walk 2000 miles to Point Barrow, using dogs and herding reindeer. Their arrival relieves the desperate inhabitants and marooned seamen.
Keywords
Alaska; Coast Guard; educational; Eskimo; fact; Inuit; Point Barrow; reindeer; rescue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Subscribe Now! Today! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Illustrated Story of the Coast Guard
  2. 1. The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of the Coast Guard
  4. 3. Four Last Words
  5. 4. Revenues and Rescues
  6. 5. The Gallant Mare
  7. 6. Send for Black Maria
  8. 7. Cutters at War
  9. 8. The Mystery of Stonehenge
  10. 9. The Matchbox Fleet
  11. 10. Training for Duty
  12. 11. Sea Patrol
  13. 12. The Fatal Fever
  14. 13. Mayday!
  15. 14. First Around the World
  16. 15. Six Subs in Twelve Hours
  17. 16. The Long March
  18. 17. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  19. 18. Subscribe Now! Today!
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