(April 1950)

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

Size is 7.5 inches wide by 10.25 inches high.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sunset Carson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sunset Carson (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Picture is from the movie Sunset Carson Rides Again.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sunset Carson / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sunset Carson (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Picture from "Sunset Carson Rides Again".

Sunset Carson Rides Again (Table of Contents)

Sunset Carson / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Kelly (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks:
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sunset Carson; Cactus (horse); Bob Wade; Joan Carson; Sam Webster; Murdock (henchman)
Synopsis:
When Carson plans to raise money for a new school with a benefit prize-fight, Webster plans to make off with the proceeds.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the movie "Sunset Carson Rides Again" starring Al Terry, Pat Starling, Bob Cason and Stephen Keyes.
Chad Kelly is credited only to writing on Sunset Carson, and Fran Matera to both pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Bronco (Table of Contents)

Range Talk / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The meaning of the words bronco and dogie.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ.

The Black Bandit (Table of Contents)

Sunset Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Kelly (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks:
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sunset Carson; Cactus (horse); Mrs. Albright; Kit Albright; Scrubby; Dawson; Jeb Morley [The Black Bandit]
Synopsis:
Pecos County is being terrorized by an unknown masked bandit, who stops at nothing.

Indexer Notes

Kelly Chad is credited as writer and Fran Matera as artist on Sunset Carson by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Saga of Two-Gun Garry (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Henry Wells; Ed Harper; Sheriff Wash Slade; Two-Gun Garry

["Why..Denver,...you li'l ol' wolf you!"] (Table of Contents)

Denver Mudd and Bushey Barns / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Denver Mudd; Bushy Barns; Marvin; Li'l Wampum; Greasy (outlaw); Slippery (outlaw)

Indexer Notes

Harmon is also credited to the writing when the name "Barnes" was changed to "Barns" in 1951. Credit by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Silent Talk (Table of Contents)

filler / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Sign language used by more than 1000 indian language groups.

["Grandpa, tell me a bed time story..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters:
Paul Bunyan
Synopsis:
How Paul Bunyan made the great Salt Lake and Pike's Peak.

Indexer Notes

Harmon is credited to both writing and drawing on Paul Bunyan by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Birth of Deadwood (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Western Comics Presents / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
James Pearson (prospector); Wild Bill Hickok; Calamity Jane; Sam Bass
Synopsis:
James Pearson discovered gold where Deadwood was founded.

["Tsk, tsk, tsk, such talk..."] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Wagon Gus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clinton Harmon (signed)
Inks:
Clinton Harmon (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Chuck Wagon Gus;
Synopsis:
The doctor never runs out of patience.

Save Your Hair (Table of Contents)

Ward Laboratories, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sunset Carson
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Sunset Carson
  3. 2. Sunset Carson Rides Again
    Sunset Carson
  4. 3. Bronco
    Range Talk
  5. 4. The Black Bandit
    Sunset Carson
  6. 5. The Saga of Two-Gun Garry
  7. 6. ["Why..Denver,...you li'l ol' wolf you!"]
    Denver Mudd and Bushey Barns
  8. 7. Silent Talk
  9. 8. ["Grandpa, tell me a bed time story..."]
    Legends of Paul Bunyan
  10. 9. The Birth of Deadwood
    Cowboy Western Comics Presents
  11. 10. ["Tsk, tsk, tsk, such talk..."]
    Chuck Wagon Gus
  12. 11. Save Your Hair
    Ward Laboratories, Inc.
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