The World Around Us #30 - Undersea Adventures
(February 1961)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1961-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Alfred Sundel (Associate Editor); Helene Lecar (Assistant Editor); Jane Elizabeth Churchman (Copy Editor); Leonard Cole (Art Director); Meyer A. Kaplan (Production Director); European Advisory Board Stig Jensen (Denmark); Kai Brunila (Finland); Jean Chapelle (France); Heinz Asmussen (Germany); Gerald Roord (the Netherlands); Martin Nielsen (Norway); Rolf Janson (Sweden); Patricia Schooling (United Kingdom). On-sale date from 1961 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jay Scott Pike (painting)
Inks
Jay Scott Pike (painting)
Colors
Jay Scott Pike (painting)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
scuba divers; shark
Synopsis
Scuba divers, armed with knife and spear gun, confronting large shark
Reprints
Keywords
education; fact; frogman; ocean; oceanography; scuba; shark

Indexer Notes

Painted cover signed at center of bottom border

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents; indicia; editorial credits

Undersea Adventures (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
two scientists
Synopsis
Two scientists peering at the underwater world through the window of a bathysphere; introductory text for the issue
Reprints
Keywords
bathysphere; education; exploration; explorer; fact; ocean; oceanography

The Frogmen (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Men of the Italian Tenth Light Flotilla
Synopsis
Riding undersea "pig" piloted torpedoes, Italian frogmen attack British warships in Alexandria and Gibraltar.
Reprints
Keywords
education; Egypt; fact; frogman; Gibraltar; navy; ocean; scuba; submarine; World War II

Indexer Notes

Torres credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Mines Below (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Lieutenant Lionel Crabb; Royal Navy scuba divers
Synopsis
Lionel Crabb joins British scuba divers protecting shipping and fighting Italian frogmen in Gibraltar.
Reprints
Keywords
education; fact; frogman; Gibraltar; navy; scuba; World War II

Indexer Notes

Torres credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Underwater Conquest (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
sponge divers; pearl divers; Spartan swimmers; Alexander the Great; David Bushnell; Robert Fulton
Synopsis
History of underwater exploration, from ancient Greek sponge divers through early underwater devices, experiments by Bushnell and Fulton, and the first bathysphere.
Reprints
Keywords
bathysphere; education; exploration; explorer; fact; submarine

Indexer Notes

Sam Glanzman's distinctive style may be confidently identified.

Sea Monsters -- False and True (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Five mythical sea creature as imagined in the sixteenth century, and five unusual real sea creatures.
Reprints
Keywords
education; fact; sea monster

Indexer Notes

Artist credit verified by Roger Hill

Sunken Treasure (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Morales
Inks
Lou Morales
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Captain Thomas Dickinson, R.N.; Brazilian divers; Kefti mariners; Turkish sponge diver
Synopsis
Captain Dickinson uses a diving bell to salvage treasure lost in a shipwreck; modern divers use scuba gear; divers investigate Mayan wells, and a Kefti shipwreck in the Mediterranean
Reprints
Keywords
archaeology; archeology; Brazil; education; exploration; explorer; fact; salvage; scuba; shipwreck; treasure

Indexer Notes

Morales credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

Skin Diving (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
game warden; scientist; skin divers; geologists
Synopsis
Explanations of skin diving, practical applications in wildlife management, oil prospecting, police work, and scientific studies are given.
Reprints
Keywords
education; exploration; explorer; fact; scuba; skin diver; skin diving

Indexer Notes

Tallarico credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

In Magellan's Wake (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Captain Edward L. Beach; crew of the US nuclear submarine Triton
Synopsis
Beach and his crew conduct the Triton on the world's first underwater circumnavigation of the globe.
Reprints
Keywords
education; exploration; explorer; fact; navy; submarine

Indexer Notes

Sam Glanzman's style is distinctive, and may be identified with confidence.

Seven Miles Down (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Campbell
Inks
Stan Campbell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jacques Piccard; Lieutenant Don Walsh
Synopsis
Piccard and Walsh take the first bathyscaph (Trieste) to a record depth -- 35,800 feet in the Marianas Trench.
Reprints
Keywords
bathyscaph; education; exploration; explorer; fact; navy; oceanography; submarine

Indexer Notes

Campbell credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Guide to Classics Illustrated.

The Duel (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Guy de Maupassant (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Characters
Viscount Gontram Joseph de Signoles; George Lamil; the Colonel
Synopsis
After provoking a duel, the Viscount kills himself rather than actually face it.
Keywords
duel; suicide

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations by Kirby. The character illustrated on page 51 strongly resembles Mastermind as he first appeared in The X-Men.

D-Day Part 4: Night Drop (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
U.S. airborne troopers; British airborne troopers; German soldiers
Synopsis
U.S. and U.K. paratroopers and glider troopers descend on Normandy and attack the Germans, hours before the D-Day seaborne assault.
Keywords
D-Day; education; fact; glider; Normandy; paratrooper; World War II

The Red Planet Part 4: A Trip to Mars (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Angelo Torres ?
Inks
Angelo Torres ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Astronauts
Synopsis
Speculation in the means of the first flight to Mars, and what astronauts might find there.
Keywords
astronaut; educational; fact; Mars; rocket; space; space travel

Indexer Notes

Last installment of series.

The World of Science: Blue Skies (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Comic-story activity on why the sky is blue, and how to separate blue light from white light.
Keywords
educational; fact; light; optics; spectrum

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Undersea Adventures
  4. 3. The Frogmen
  5. 4. Mines Below
  6. 5. Underwater Conquest
  7. 6. Sea Monsters -- False and True
  8. 7. Sunken Treasure
  9. 8. Skin Diving
  10. 9. In Magellan's Wake
  11. 10. Seven Miles Down
  12. 11. The Duel
  13. 12. D-Day Part 4: Night Drop
  14. 13. The Red Planet Part 4: A Trip to Mars
  15. 14. The World of Science: Blue Skies
  16. 15. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  17. 16. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
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