The World Around Us #27 - The Illustrated Story of High Adventure
(November 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-09-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

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. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Mountain climbers
Reprints

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
George Evans
Inks
George Evans
Colors
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Letters
Typeset

Reprints
Keywords
Montage

Indexer Notes

Full-page splash panel

The Highest Mountain (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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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.
Reprints
Keywords
Mount Everest; mountain climbing; Nepal

How Mountains Are Made (Table of Contents: 4)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Geology; glacier; volcano

Men of the Mountains (Table of Contents: 5)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Andes Mountains; Incas

Conquering the Barriers (Table of Contents: 6)

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.
Reprints

In Seas and Space (Table of Contents: 7)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Geology

The Homes of the Gods (Table of Contents: 8)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Giant; Greek mythology; volcano

The Fiery Mound (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Volcano

The Father of Mountaineering (Table of Contents: 10)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Switzerland

Fun and Danger (Table of Contents: 11)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Avalanche; Switzerland

The Mysterious Footprints (Table of Contents: 12)

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Abominable snowman; Himalayan Mountains; Himalayas; yeti

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (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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