(January 1949)

Charlton, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Charlton Magazine
Editing:
Charles J. Levy; Charles Santangelo
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jesse James, Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jesse James; Annie Oakley; Wild Bill Hickok

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Battefield as most probable, and he is credited on pencils to covers at Charlton by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

"Wild" Bill Elliott (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Pencils:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Inks:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Letters:
Mario DeMarco?

Genre:
biography; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["The James gang's lightning raid on the Corydon..."] (Table of Contents)

Jesse James / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jesse James

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ. Battefield is not credited on Cowboy Western by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the art is very similar to signed work in Western Crime Busters #8 (Trojan).

"Heh, heh, thar shore is some good practical jokes..." (Table of Contents)

Denver Mudd and Bushey Barnes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Pencils:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Inks:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

["I tell you, sheriff, you never saw anything like the..."] (Table of Contents)

Annie Oakley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando ?
Inks:
Joe Orlando ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Annie Oakley; Frank Butler
Synopsis:
The mayor is shot at and Frank is accused of the act.

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Orlando as most probable, and faces with eyes far apart looks like his signed Oakley story in #18. Orlando is also credited on Charlton's Annie Oakley by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Cowboy Clothes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; historical; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Art identical to signed Sherman work in other issues.

The Sons of the Pioneers! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Pencils:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Inks:
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Mario DeMarco?

Genre:
non-fiction; historical; western-frontier

["Ooh! What was that grandpa?!"] (Table of Contents)

Legends of Paul Bunyan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Inks:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Babe; Billy Pilgrim
Synopsis:
Paul takes care of the timber wolves.

Covered Wagon Days (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dona Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; historical; western-frontier

["Tumbleweed! Why do yo' always run from everybody?"] (Table of Contents)

Tumbleweed Tom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Pencils:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Inks:
Clint Harmon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Tumbleweed Tom; Lucy

The Action Packed Story of Wild Bill Hickok (Table of Contents)

Wild Bill Hickok / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William M. Allison
Inks:
William M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wild Bill Hickok
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Gary L. Watson and Jim Vandeboncoeur (12/2008).

Billy the Kid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Lee Sherman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Billy the Kid

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jesse James, Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok
  2. 1. "Wild" Bill Elliott
  3. 2. ["The James gang's lightning raid on the Corydon..."]
    Jesse James
  4. 3. "Heh, heh, thar shore is some good practical jokes..."
    Denver Mudd and Bushey Barnes
  5. 4. ["I tell you, sheriff, you never saw anything like the..."]
    Annie Oakley
  6. 5. Cowboy Clothes
  7. 6. The Sons of the Pioneers!
  8. 7. ["Ooh! What was that grandpa?!"]
    Legends of Paul Bunyan
  9. 8. Covered Wagon Days
  10. 9. ["Tumbleweed! Why do yo' always run from everybody?"]
    Tumbleweed Tom
  11. 10. The Action Packed Story of Wild Bill Hickok
    Wild Bill Hickok
  12. 11. Billy the Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson