The World Around Us #17 - The Illustrated Story of Festivals
(January 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1959-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan (Associate Editor); Leonard B. Cole (Art Director). On-sale date from 1959 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[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: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Illustrated Story of Festivals (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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.

Christmas Long Ago: Christmas in America (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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: 26)

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 .

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

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