The World Around Us #29 - Vikings
(January 1961)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-11-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

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). On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Vikings (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann (painting, signed)
Inks
Gerald McCann (painting, signed)
Colors
Gerald McCann (painting, signed)
Letters
typeset

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Historical introduction to the Vikings
Reprints
Keywords
educational; fact; Middle Ages; Scandinavia; Viking

The Longship (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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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: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gray Morrow
Inks
Gray Morrow
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

Indexer Notes

art credits from Tristan LaPoussiere via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11212), 2017-08-06

The Viking Gods (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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?

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: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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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: 9)

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. There is an 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: 10)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
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."

Art credits from Tristan LaPoussiere via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11213), 2017-08-06.

The Far Shores (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
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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

art credits from Tristan LaPoussiere via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11214), 2017-08-06

End of an Age (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
George Evans
Colors
?
Letters
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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: 13)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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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: 14)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (adaptor); Fyodor Dostoevsky (original author)
Pencils
?
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?
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Letters
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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: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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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: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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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: 17)

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?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How to make a simple barometer
Keywords
weather

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distinctive art may be confidently identified.

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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
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