(January 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1959
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing:
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan (Associate Editor); Leonard B. Cole (Art Director)

Keywords:
celebration; educational; fact; festival; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Evans (signed) (painting)
Inks:
George Evans (signed) (painting)
Colors:
George Evans (signed) (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Montage of holiday images
Keywords:
Chinese New Year; Christmas; dragon; Easter; Easter egg; educational; fact; Halloween; jack-o'-lantern; rabbit; reindeer; Thanksgiving; turkey

Special Introductory Offer (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Moses; Wise Men; Theodore Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Promo, with order form, for back copies of Classics Illustrated Special Issue

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of five covers

The Illustrated Story of Festivals (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Montage of festivals, with introductory text
Keywords:
Buddha; celebration; Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; New Year; pinata; St. Nicholas Day; Tibetan Butter Festival

A Visit From St. Nicholas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
St. Nicholas; Black Peter; Jan Van Ness; Martje Van Ness; Heer Van Ness
Synopsis:
A Netherlands family celebrates St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas appears in other countries in other forms.
Keywords:
Amsterdam; Christmas; educational; fact; Holland; Netherlands; Saint Nicholas

Indexer Notes

Black Peter appears in black clothing, but not in blackface.
Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

A Child is Born: The Presepe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Luisa Santos; Jose Santos; Senor Santos
Synopsis:
The Santos family of Bahia, Brazil makes an elaborate presepe, or nativity scene, to honor the birth of Jesus.
Keywords:
Bahia; Brazil; Christmas; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

A Child is Born: The Posadas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ann Brewster ?
Inks:
Ann Brewster ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dolores Rodriguez; Sancho Rodriguez; Mother Rodriguez; Papa Martinez
Synopsis:
A Mexican neighborhood enacts the Posadas, honoring the birth of Jesus, then celebrates by breaking the pinata.
Keywords:
Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; Mexico; pinata

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

A Child is Born: The Pinata (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to make a pinata
Keywords:
Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; pinata

Christmas Long Ago: Myrtle and Mistletoe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. J. Kihl
Inks:
H. J. Kihl
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Caligula; Balder; Balder's mother; Loki; Hoder
Synopsis:
History of the Saturnalia, and legends of the mistletoe, including the myth of Balder the Beautiful
Keywords:
Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; mistletoe; Norse mythology; resurrection

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 , and confirmed by Jerry Bails' who's Who.

Christmas Long Ago: Christmas in America (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum ?
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Christopher Columbus; West Indian chief
Synopsis:
Columbus's flagship Santa Maria wrecks on Christmas Eve. He invites a local chief to Christmas dinner aboard the Nina.
Keywords:
Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; West Indies

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum's distinctive style may be identified with confidence.
Pencils identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

Christmas Long Ago: Feasting and Firing (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (pp 1-2); John Tartaglione ? (pp3-4)
Inks:
? (pp 1-2); John Tartaglione ? (pp 3-4)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
King; lovely lady; guests; townsfolk
Synopsis:
Old English Christmas customs, including the boar's head and Yule log
Keywords:
Christmas; educational; fact; holiday; Yule

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style artwork first 2 pages.
Tartaglione identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

The Ancient Games (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Story of the ancient Greek Olympic games
Keywords:
educational; fact; Greece; Olympics; sports

The New Year (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
New Year customs world-wide
Keywords:
celebration; educational; fact; holiday; New Year

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

Washington's Vision (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Washington; angel; Anthony Sherman
Synopsis:
Mormon legend of an angelic vision delivered to George Washington at Valley Forge.
Keywords:
American War of Independence; angel; educational; fact; Latter-Day Saints; Mormon; Revolutionary War; Valley Forge

The Earth Unlocks: The Death of Winter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Springtime festivals in Czechoslovakia and Switzerland
Keywords:
Bogg; celebration; Czechoslovakia; educational; fact; holiday; spring; Switzerland

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

The Earth Unlocks: Easter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani ?
Inks:
Bruno Premiani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Easter customs in Europe, the United States, and Mexico
Keywords:
celebration; Easter; educational; fact; holiday; Mexico; papaquis

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

The Earth Unlocks: Preparing Papaquis (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to make Mexican papaquis for Easter
Keywords:
celebration; Easter; educational; fact; holiday; Mexico; papaquis

The Earth Unlocks: Watch Me Tap This Easter Egg (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
An Irish Easter game
Keywords:
celebration; Easter; educational; fact; holiday; Ireland

The Earth Unlocks: Merry May Day (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Miles Standish; maypole dancers
Synopsis:
English May Day customs
Keywords:
celebration; educational; fact; holiday; May Day; Pilgrims

Summer is A-Comin' In (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione ?
Inks:
John Tartaglione ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
European customs for Midsummer Eve (St. John's Night)
Keywords:
celebration; educational; fact; holiday; Midsummer's Eve; St. John's Night

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

Harvest Home (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel
Inks:
Norman Nodel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Massasoit; Plymouth Pilgrims; English farm folk; Austrian pilgrims
Synopsis:
Harvest festivals in ancient Israel, ancient Rome, old England and Scotland, Plymouth colony, the United States, and Austria.
Keywords:
American Indian; celebration; educational; fact; holiday; Native American; Pilgrims; Thanksgiving

Indexer Notes

Includes an integrated activity page for a traditional corn game and a traditional cranberry game.
Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

A Leprechaun I Spied (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Irish lore about leprechauns
Keywords:
educational; fact; fairy; Ireland; leprechaun

Indexer Notes

Opening poem (unidentified)

Festivals of Freedom: July 4, 1776 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione ?
Inks:
John Tartaglione ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Colonists in America decide to break with Great Britain, and celebrate the Fourth of July ever after.
Keywords:
celebration; Declaration of Independence; educational; fact; holiday; Philadelphia

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

Festivals of Freedom: To The Bastille! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione ?
Inks:
John Tartaglione ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Camille Desmoulins
Synopsis:
Oppressed by injustice,the French people storm the Bastille and liberate the prisoners. They now celebrate July 14 as Bastille Day.
Keywords:
Bastille; celebration; educational; fact; France; French Revolution; holiday; Paris

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

Festivals of Freedom: Buzkashi Races (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The people of Afghanistan win their freedom from the British on May 27, 1921. Now they celebrate the day with Buzkashi races on horseback, national dances, and fireworks.
Keywords:
Afghanistan; celebration; educational; fact; holiday

Festivals of Freedom: A Great Miracle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Nodel
Inks:
Norman Nodel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Judah the Maccabee; Appolonious
Synopsis:
Judah the Maccabee leads a revolt freeing ancient Israel from Syrian rule. Cleansing the Temple from the pollution of idols, they find holy oil to burn for a single night. It burns for eight nights, inspiring the festival of Channukah.
Keywords:
celebration; Channukah; educational; fact; Hanukkah; holiday; Israel; Jerusalem; Judaism

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

The Wrath of Juno (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Juno; Neptune; Aeneas; Trojans
Synopsis:
Summary of an episode from Vergil's Aeneid. Juno, enraged at the Trojans, scatters the fleet of Aeneas, but Neptune permits Aeneas to bring his own ship safe to shore in Libya.
Keywords:
Aeneid; Libya; Roman mythology; Vergil; Virgil

Indexer Notes

Brief introduction on Vergil and the Aeneid

A Grab-Bag of Festivals (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Stories of Guy Fawkes Day; Tibetan Butter Festival; Sheker Bairam; and April Fool's Day.
Keywords:
Buddha; celebration; educational; England; fact; holiday; Tibet; Turkey

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Salterella via the Error Tracker, http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8372 .

["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo with order form for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 152).

Indexer Notes

Black and white thumbnail of cover to #149, Of On A Comet

["Subscribe now! Today!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo with order form for subscriptions to The World Around Us

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of several covers, most partly hidden.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Special Introductory Offer
  3. 2. The Illustrated Story of Festivals
  4. 3. A Visit From St. Nicholas
  5. 4. A Child is Born: The Presepe
  6. 5. A Child is Born: The Posadas
  7. 6. A Child is Born: The Pinata
  8. 7. Christmas Long Ago: Myrtle and Mistletoe
  9. 8. Christmas Long Ago: Christmas in America
  10. 9. Christmas Long Ago: Feasting and Firing
  11. 10. The Ancient Games
  12. 11. The New Year
  13. 12. Washington's Vision
  14. 13. The Earth Unlocks: The Death of Winter
  15. 14. The Earth Unlocks: Easter
  16. 15. The Earth Unlocks: Preparing Papaquis
  17. 16. The Earth Unlocks: Watch Me Tap This Easter Egg
  18. 17. The Earth Unlocks: Merry May Day
  19. 18. Summer is A-Comin' In
  20. 19. Harvest Home
  21. 20. A Leprechaun I Spied
  22. 21. Festivals of Freedom: July 4, 1776
  23. 22. Festivals of Freedom: To The Bastille!
  24. 23. Festivals of Freedom: Buzkashi Races
  25. 24. Festivals of Freedom: A Great Miracle
  26. 25. The Wrath of Juno
  27. 26. A Grab-Bag of Festivals
  28. 27. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  29. 28. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Karl Wilcox