(January 1961)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1960
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

Alfred Sundel (associate editor); Helene Lecar (assistant editor); Leonard Cole (art director); Meyer A. Kaplan (production director); European Advisory Board Stig Jensen (Denmark); Kai Brunila (Finald); Jean Chapell (France); Heinz Asmussen (Germany); Gerald Roord (the Netherlands); Martin Nielsen (Norway); Rolf Janson (Sweden); Patricia Schooling (United Kingdom)

Keywords:
educational; fact; history; Viking

Vikings (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gerald McCann (painting)
Inks:
Gerald McCann (painting)
Colors:
Gerald McCann (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Viking longship at sea
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Viking

Indexer Notes

McCann credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Classics Illustrated.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Table of contents; indicia; editorial credits

Indexer Notes

Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht (editor); Alfred Sundel (associate editor); Helene Lecar (assistant editor); Leonard Cole (art director); Meyer A. Kaplan (production director); European Advisory Board Stig Jensen (Denmark); Kai Brunila (Finland); Jean Chapelle (France); Heinz Asmussen (Germany); Gerald Roord (the Netherlands); Martin Nielsen (Norway); Rolf Janson (Sweden); Patricia Schooling (United Kingdom)

The Vikings (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Viking raiders
Synopsis:
Viking raiders running through surf from longship onto shore
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Viking

Indexer Notes

Full-page splash panel, with introductory text; Artist credit verified by Roger Hill

The Dragon Ships (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Lindisfarne islanders; Viking raiders
Synopsis:
Raiders sack the island of Lindisfarne in 793 C.E., marking the traditional beginning of the Viking age.
Reprints:
Keywords:
British Isles; educational; fact; Middle Ages; Viking

Indexer Notes

Artist credit verified by Roger Hill

The Home Shores (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Historical introduction to the Vikings
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Scandinavia; Viking

The Longship (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Development and employment of the Viking longship
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Scandinavia; Viking

Rivers of Blood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ragnar Lodbrok; Charles the Bald
Synopsis:
Vikings raid the coast of the Frankish kingdom, then take advantage of internal warfare to sack cities as far inland as Paris.
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; France; Middle Ages; Paris; Viking

The Viking Gods (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Heimdal; Odin; Thor; Loki
Synopsis:
Introduction to the major Viking gods, and beliefs about the afterlife and the end of the world
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; mythology; Valhalla; Valkyrie; Viking

The Uneasy Throne (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Alfred the Great; Gudrum of Denmark; Ethelred the Unready; Sven Forked Beard; King Canute
Synopsis:
Vikings invade and partly conquer England. Their fortunes wax and wane, but they are eventually absorbed into the local population.
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; England; fact; Middle Ages; Viking

The Colonists (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Naddod; Ingolfur Arnarson; Ulfjot; Rurik; Rollo; Charles the Simple; Gunbjorn; Eric the Red
Synopsis:
Norwegian and Danish Vikings battle for control of Ireland; Illustration and map showing the Faeroes, Hebrides, Shetlands, and Orkneys, with text explaining their occupations by the Vikings; Vikings discover and colonize Iceland. They create the Althing, "one of the world's oldest governing bodies"; Slavs invite the Viking leader Rurik to rule over them; Rollo and his Vikings take over Normandy. French king Charles the Simple co-opts them into his realm; Vikings establish a tenuous colony on Greenland
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; France; government; Greenland; Iceland; Ireland; Middle Ages; Normandy; Russia; Slavs; Sweden; Viking

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distinctive style may be identified with confidence.

The Strongest of Vikings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Boleslav; Palna Toki; Sigvald; Sven Forked Beard; Haakon the Earl
Synopsis:
Palna Tolki establishes a company under his strict regime, and the Jonsvikings become known as the strongest of their kind. But they deteriorate under his lenient successor Sigvald. Defeated in battle, they nevertheless face execution unflinchingly.
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Viking

Indexer Notes

"Their story is told in a saga set down in manuscript form in the twelfth century."

The Far Shores (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bjarne Herjulfson; Leif Ericsson; Thorvald Ericsson; Thorfinn Karlsefni; Gudrid
Synopsis:
Vikings discover North America, but repeated colonization attempts prove abortive.
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Greenland; Middle Ages; Viking; Vinland

Indexer Notes

Story taken from the Heimskringla of Snorre Sturlason

End of an Age (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
With changes in Scandinavia, and inability to prevail in land battles, the Viking Age dies out about 1100 C.E.
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Scandinavia; Viking

Indexer Notes

Artist credit verified by Roger Hill

Travels of the Vikings (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Map showing the routes and locations of Viking travels
Reprints:
Keywords:
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Viking

The Convicts and the Eagle (Table of Contents)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Fyodor Dostoevsky (original author)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama
Characters:
prisoners in Siberia
Synopsis:
Prisoners at hard labor in Siberia watch a wounded eagle recover in their compound, then take it beyond the walls and launch it into the air. It flies away without looking back.
Keywords:
convict; eagle; prison; Siberia

Indexer Notes

"Adapted from the book The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky."

D-Day Part 3: The Decision (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Dwight D. Eisenhower; Karl Gerd von Rundstedt; allied soldiers; French underground fighters
Synopsis:
Eisenhower takes a risk ordering the Normandy invasion in questionable weather, and the first forces begin their attacks, catching the Germans by surprise.
Keywords:
educational; fact; France; Normandy; resistance; underground; World War II

The Red Planet Part 3: The Martian Canals (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Percival Lowell
Synopsis:
Astronomer Percival Lowell insists that he sees canals on Mars, and builds an elaborate speculation about civilization there. Scientists in 1961 agree that Mars "probably cannot support animal life."
Keywords:
Arizona; astronomer; astronomy; Flagstaff

The World of Science: What the Weather Will Be (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to make a simple barometer
Keywords:
weather

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distinctive art may be confidently identified.

["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 coupon, for back issues of Classics Illustrated (H.R.N. 159)

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail for cover of #149, Off 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 coupon,for subscriptions to The World Around Us

Indexer Notes

Thumbnails of several covers, most partly hidden

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Vikings
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Vikings
  4. 3. The Dragon Ships
  5. 4. The Home Shores
  6. 5. The Longship
  7. 6. Rivers of Blood
  8. 7. The Viking Gods
  9. 8. The Uneasy Throne
  10. 9. The Colonists
  11. 10. The Strongest of Vikings
  12. 11. The Far Shores
  13. 12. End of an Age
  14. 13. Travels of the Vikings
  15. 14. The Convicts and the Eagle
  16. 15. D-Day Part 3: The Decision
  17. 16. The Red Planet Part 3: The Martian Canals
  18. 17. The World of Science: What the Weather Will Be
  19. 18. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  20. 19. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Nick Caputo
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Karl Wilcox