(November 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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

Splash page reads "High Adventure: The Illustrated Story of Men Against Mountains."

Several art credits supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mountain climbers

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Also includes indicia, list of editors, and list of European Advisory Board members.

High Adventure (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
Montage

Indexer Notes

Full-page splash panel

The Highest Mountain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Sherpas; British mountain climbers; John Hunt; Edmund Hillary; Tenzing Norkey
Synopsis:
After Everest is identified as the world's highest peak repeated attempts are made to climb it, some ending in death. In 1953 Tenzing and Hillary succeed.
Keywords:
Mount Everest; mountain climbing; Nepal

How Mountains Are Made (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Types of mountains, and how geological forces bring them into being.
Keywords:
Geology; glacier; volcano

Men of the Mountains (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Berger ?
Inks:
Charles Berger ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Prehistoric people; Abyssinians; Tibetans; Incans
Synopsis:
In the Andes Mountains the Incan people carve out a life, an empire, and an enduring culture.
Keywords:
Andes Mountains; Incas

Conquering the Barriers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
t

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Ancient warriors; Alexander the Great; Genghis Khan; Vandals; Visigoths; American pioneers
Synopsis:
Mountains create formidable barriers, but with incentive people cross those barriers, often in large numbers. Today we even make use of mountains for many helpful purposes.

In Seas and Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
Description of mountains worldwide, and underwater, and on the moon.
Keywords:
Geology

The Homes of the Gods (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zeus; Giants; Athena
Synopsis:
The Giants and the gods do battle, making and unmaking mountains in the process.
Keywords:
Giant; Greek mythology; volcano

The Fiery Mound (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman ?; Jack Abel ?
Inks:
Sam Glanzman ?; Jack Abel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Mexican farmers
Synopsis:
The rise of Paricutin, and the history of other noted volcanoes.
Keywords:
Volcano

The Father of Mountaineering (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernie Hart
Inks:
Ernie Hart
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Horace Benedict de Sausurre; Jacques Balmat; Michael Gabriel Paccard; guides
Synopsis:
Sausurre's expedition, reaching the top of Mont Blanc and conducting scientific experiments there, begins to popularize mountaineering.
Keywords:
Switzerland

Fun and Danger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Al; Bill; Bernie; skier; Alpine residents; pilot; official; Swiss soldiers
Synopsis:
Bernie shows Al and Bill safe practices for mountain climbing. In the Swiss Alps avalanches are a constant threat. People there must learn to live with them safely.
Keywords:
Avalanche; Switzerland

The Mysterious Footprints (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Colonel W. A. Waddell; porters; explorers; monk; prospectors; Klavs Becker-Larsen; Tenzing Norkey
Synopsis:
Colonel Waddell finds curious footprints and hears reports of the Yeti. Subsequent investigations find no evidence of such a creature, although Tenzing and others are convinced that it exists.
Keywords:
Abominable snowman; Himalayan Mountains; Himalayas; yeti

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] (original story)
Pencils:
George Peltz ?
Inks:
George Peltz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jim Smiley; stranger; Dan'l Webster (frog)
Synopsis:
Jim Smiley bets forty dollars that his frog Dan'l Webster can out-jump any frog in the county. Jim's opponent surreptitiously feeds Dan'l Webster with a spoonful of quail-shot, and so wins the bet.
Keywords:
California; frog

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the original. Adapter unknown.

D-Day Part 1: The Key to Victory (Table of Contents)

D-Day / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history; war
Characters:
Adolf Hitler; Winston Churchill; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Dwight D. Eisenhower; German soldiers; British soldiers; Canadian soldiers; American soldiers; commandos
Synopsis:
The Axis powers are very successful with their invasions and attacks in 1939, 1940 and 1941. By 1943, though, the Allies are pushing back. They make plans for D-Day -- the invasion to begin the recapture of Europe -- in earnest.
Keywords:
Army; D-Day; Second World War; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

The Red Planet Part 1: The True Orbit (Table of Contents)

The Red Planet / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Characters:
Prehistoric men; ancient Greeks; Mavors [Mars]; Ptolemy; Nicolaus Copernicus; Johann Kepler
Synopsis:
In ancient and prehistoric times, people puzzle over Mars and its movements. Ptolemy proposes an epicyclical motion, which Copernicus vastly improves to a model of circular motion. Kepler finally demonstrates the correct elliptical motion.

Indexer Notes

Astronomy; Mars; muthology

How Grass Holds Water (Table of Contents)

The World of Science / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis:
A demonstration to observe the water-retentive character of various surfaces.

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

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

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

The World Around Us / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. High Adventure
  4. 3. The Highest Mountain
  5. 4. How Mountains Are Made
  6. 5. Men of the Mountains
  7. 6. Conquering the Barriers
  8. 7. In Seas and Space
  9. 8. The Homes of the Gods
  10. 9. The Fiery Mound
  11. 10. The Father of Mountaineering
  12. 11. Fun and Danger
  13. 12. The Mysterious Footprints
  14. 13. The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  15. 14. D-Day Part 1: The Key to Victory
    D-Day
  16. 15. The Red Planet Part 1: The True Orbit
    The Red Planet
  17. 16. How Grass Holds Water
    The World of Science
  18. 17. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
    Classics Illustrated
  19. 18. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
    The World Around Us
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  • Karl Wilcox