The World Around Us #20 - The Illustrated Story of Communications
(April 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
72
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-02-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Through Time and Space (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through Time and Space: The Illustrated Story of Communications

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Gerald McCann credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Full-page splash panel

The First Words (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Cave men
Synopsis
Speculative story of how language developed
Keywords
Cave man; prehistoric; Stone Age

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Gerald McCann credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Signs and Sounds (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Cave men; Scythians; Greeks; Chinese; Egyptians; Persians; American Indian; museum visitors; librarian; library patrons
Synopsis
The development of written language, both phonetic and ideographic.
Keywords
Alphabet

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Gerald McCann credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

The Liberty to Know (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Peter Wentworth; John Milton; John Peter Zenger
Synopsis
Peter Wentworth is imprisoned for life for advocating free speech. Seventy years later John Milton survives his similar plea, and 90 years after that Zenger prevails in court.
Keywords
Censorship; free press; free speech; freedom of speech; freedom of the press; jury; parliament

Signals and Speed (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Greeks; Persians; American Indians; African drummers; Athenians; Spartans; Darius; Callimachus; Pheidippides
Synopsis
Looking for ways to send long-distance messages, people experiment with such methods as drums, smoke signals, and heliographs. Even so, most such messages need to be delivered by runner. Pheidippides runs himself to death carrying vital messages when Athens is invaded.
Keywords
Athens; Battle of Marathon; Sparta

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Premiani credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Mounted Messengers (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Herodotus; Marco Polo; Kublai Khan; mounted messengers
Synopsis
Marco Polo describes the Great Khan's effective and elaborate system of mounted post couriers.
Keywords
China; horse

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Peltz suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

The Art of Printing (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Tsai Lun; Emperor Hoti; printers; scribes; William Caxton
Synopsis
Chinese scholars invent practical forms of paper, printing, and moveable type. Europe later adopts the same innovations. Even so, printing and communication remain slow.
Keywords
Printing press

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Tartaglione credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Death of an Age (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Nicolaus Copernicus; Giordano Bruno; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler
Synopsis
Copernicus and his successors radically change human understanding of the universe.
Keywords
Astronomy

A Moving Stream (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science
Characters
Thales; Roger Bacon
Synopsis
Summary of the operation of electricity.
Keywords
Electricity

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Kihl suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Words over Wires (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Samuel F. B. Morse; Dr. Jackson; Captain Pell; Alfred Vail; Judge Steven Vail; members of Congress; Annie Ellsworth; Ezra Cornell
Synopsis
Samuel Morse works out a code for communicating over wires via electricity and develops a system to accomplish this over long distances. He convinces the U.S. Congress to fund a demonstration project and sends messages 44 miles between Washington and Baltimore.
Keywords
Congress; electricity; Morse Code; patent office; telegraph; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks: Gerald McCann credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Linking Two Worlds (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Nodel
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Cyrus Field; Matthew Maury; William Thomson; Queen Victoria; Sir Charles Bright; businessmen; seamen; naval officers
Synopsis
Cyrus Field conceives and implements a plan for a transatlantic telegraph cable. It takes ten years and many bitter failures, but at last he succeeds.
Keywords
Navy; telegraph

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Nodel credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

The Artist Who Did Not Starve (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Domenicos Theotocopoulos [El Greco]; bishop; Spanish nobles
Synopsis
El Greco's unique art is not approved by Spanish nobility, until a bishop embraces it warmly. Thereafter El Greco has many commissions and lives very comfortably.

Indexer Notes

Art; artist

Talking by Telegraph (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography; history
Characters
Alexander Graham Bell; Bell's mother; deaf students; Emperor Dom Pedro; George Sanders; Mary Ann Sanders; Thomas Watson; telephone users; Mabel Bell
Synopsis
Bell looks for a way to improve the telegraph but in conjunction with Watson devises a way to transmit sound by wire and creates the telephone.
Keywords
Inventor; telegraph; telephone

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Evans credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.
Inks: Crandall credited by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Words without Wires (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Guglielmo Marconi; assistant; ship's crew; telegraph operator; Professor John Ambrose Fleming; Kemp
Synopsis
Marconi invents a radio transmitter to carry Morse Code which helps rescue seamen in distress in 1899. He then creates equipment to send a signal across the Atlantic and demonstrates his success in 1901.
Keywords
Radio; shipwreck; wireless

The Electronic Ear (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Lee de Forest; Eugenia Farrar; naval wireless operator; World War I soldiers; David Sarnoff; Johanna Gadski; radio announcer; studio crew
Keywords
Radio; wireless

Indexer Notes

Includes two pages on how radio works.

The Clue to Life (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history; medical
Characters
Medical Inspector-General Tadaki; Imperial Japanese Navy officials; Sir F. Gowland Hopkins
Synopsis
The Japanese navy works out a diet that eliminates shipboard scurvy. Later, Hopkins discovers the existence of vitamins.
Keywords
Navy

The Electronic Eye (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Teacher; students; surgeon; warden; technician; scientists; U. S. Navy commanders
Synopsis
How television was developed, and how it is used.
Keywords
T.V.; Television; TiVo; TV

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Tartaglione suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

Today and Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Mother; child; hostess; guests; student; industrial workers; astronauts; athletes; police
Synopsis
How communications technology and uses may develop.

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Ashe suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Saltarella.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Through Time and Space
  2. 1. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
    Classics Illustrated Junior
  3. 2. ["Through Time and Space: The Illustrated Story of Communications"]
  4. 3. The First Words
  5. 4. Signs and Sounds
  6. 5. The Liberty to Know
  7. 6. Signals and Speed
  8. 7. Mounted Messengers
  9. 8. The Art of Printing
  10. 9. Death of an Age
  11. 10. A Moving Stream
  12. 11. Words over Wires
  13. 12. Linking Two Worlds
  14. 13. The Artist Who Did Not Starve
  15. 14. Talking by Telegraph
  16. 15. Words without Wires
  17. 16. The Electronic Ear
  18. 17. The Clue to Life
  19. 18. The Electronic Eye
  20. 19. Today and Tomorrow
  21. 20. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  22. 21. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
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