Here's a look from Humbug #3 (1957) at how a trend begins...
...which writer/artist R. O. Blechman derived from the real-life adventure of the Mayflower II, which apparently made a boodle of cash and inspired construction (and exploitation) of replicas of other famous sailing vessels!
Utilizing reconstructed ship blueprints held by the American museum Plimoth Plantation, and hand-built by English shipbuilders using traditional methods, the sea-worthy vessel actually sailed the Atlantic from England to Plymouth Rock, Mass, where it's been a tourist attraction ever since.
A well-done graphic story can be understood without captions or word balloons...
...as this never-reprinted tale from DC's Mystery in Space #111 (1980) demonstrates!
Scripter Gerald J Brown penned only a few stories before disappearing from comics.
He was also a writer/editor of the prozine Night Voyages. which ran for 10 issues between 1977 and 1984.
This issue of Mystery in Space was the first issue of a revival of the legendary anthology which was cancelled in 1966.
Sadly, the book only lasted for seven issues before being cancelled again...
The book ends with the ultimate opportunity to learn from Stan the Man himself...
...an opportunity which no True Believer could possibly pass up, right?
Mind you, it's $1 if he's reviewing just a single page, a book-length (about 64 page) story, or a mini-series!
(Plus it was, in fact, his home address!)
I wonder how many would-be writers and artists took advantage of the offer?
At any rate, it's a classic example of Stan Lee's hyperbolic selling style that he'd utilize to great advantage in the Silver Age and beyond as he became the "Face of Marvel" to the world at large!
The back cover ends the tale in equally-enthusiastic fashion...