Classics Illustrated #103 [O] - Men Against the Sea
(January 1953)

Gilberton, 1947 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
William E. Kanter; Ruth Roche (story editor); Jerry Iger (art director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Cover stock varies from Glossy standard paper to Glossy stiff paper; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

First painted cover, first printing HRN 104 (January 1953). Reprints in HRN 114 (December 1953).
Second painted cover variant, same interior art, first printing HRN 131 (March 1956). Reprints in HRN 158 (September 1960), HRN 149 (Summer-Fall 1961), HRN 167 (March 1964).
Six printings total.
Above information from "Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History" by William B. Jones, Jr.

Information for this index from Saltarella. Appears with the second cover in an HRN 158 version.


Men Against the Sea (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Henry Kiefer (painting)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (painting)
Colors
Henry Kiefer (painting)

Build Your Own Library (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Men Against the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch (adaptation); Charles Nordhoff (original); James Norman Hall (original)
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the morning of April 28, 1789, the crew of His Majesty's Armed Transport, "Bounty", mutinied against the tyrannical rule of the captain, Lieutenant William Bligh.
Reprints

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex A. Blum
Inks
Alex A. Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During World War I, charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall were members of the Lafayette Flying Corps of the French Foreign Legion.
Reprints

The Panama Canal (Table of Contents: 4)

Stories of Early America / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex A. Blum
Inks
Alex A. Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bridge of water joining the Atlantic with the Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama had been the dream of men since 1501.
Genre
historical
Reprints

The Great Houdini (Table of Contents: 5)

Great Lives / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex A. Blum
Inks
Alex A. Blum
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1900, a brash young American walked into London's Scotland Yard and told the superintendent…
Reprints

Free! Free! Free! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

"Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication" (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Men Against the Sea
  2. 1. Build Your Own Library
  3. 2. Men Against the Sea
  4. 3. Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  5. 4. The Panama Canal
    Stories of Early America
  6. 5. The Great Houdini
    Great Lives
  7. 6. Free! Free! Free!
    Gilberton Co.
  8. 7. "Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"
    Gilberton Co.
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