To kick off my February selection of Classics Illustrated space comics we have "Adventures in Science."
I primary collect non-fiction for children but most comics are fiction. Classics Illustrated was an important exception, along with their comic adaptations of famous fictional stories they also had non-fiction titles known as "Classics Illustrated Special Issues" and "The World Around Us." This one primarily has a nice space cover.
Classics Illustrated. Adventures in Science. New York : Gilberton. (96 p.) 26 cm. Has “The Story of Flight”. Includes illustrations of rockets on the last page of the story and a missile on the cover. "Classics Illustrated Special" (Issue #138A) June 1957.
The end of "The Story of Flight" has this nice page about the future.
What is the real hidden gem (of non-fiction) is this story "Andy's Atomic Adventure".
Yes, the dog survives and Timmy learns that "atoms don't kill every thing."
But I am not sure how healthy Spot will be if he has been dusted with fallout. They clean-up and incarcerate Spot while Timmy learns more about the atom. Most uses of the atom are energy and medical treatment, but then there is this last disturbing panel I will leave you with (not explained any further.)