(October 1957)

Charlton, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Pat Masulli (executive editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

What Became of the Man Who Lived for Vengeance? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover does not reflect any of the interior stories.

Live for Reunion (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-2129

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Hal returns to where his parents disappeared twenty years ago and can't decide whether to join them or not.
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Stranger in the House (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S-1942

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A family is shocked by the sudden appearance of a soldier in the home, instituting new discipline, but it is really just the goings-on in a dollhouse.
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The Mirage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S1681

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
A man breaks out of jail on the edge of a desert and vows to cross it. Unfortunately, while a guard fired at him, he must have hit the canteen he prepared as it is now empty. As he pushes himself to crest a dune, he spies an oasis with beautiful women. He rationalizes that it must be a mirage and pushes himself to continue following the compass he has crafted deeper into the desert. After he is gone, the beautiful women wonder why the stranger turned away.
Reprints:

Aucas (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Stowaway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S1306

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A boy stows away on a rocketship and the crew are most displeased to discover him, until he fixes some damage outside the ship picked up on its space voyage, since he is the only one small enough to fit into the duct.
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A Dreamer's World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon D'Agostino
Job Number:
S1573

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A test pilot sees a viking sailor and a young woman standing outside his cockpit. He exits his plane to speak with them. The viking tells him that he has entered a "dreamer's world," where people like him end up when they die. The woman protests that she's not dead, and the pilot realizes that she must be in trouble in the real world. The pilot grabs her by the hand and the two of them make a break for the jet cockpit. Once he lands, she is nowhere in sight, but he finds her passed out in a room of dangerous smoldering chemicals. She revives and recognizes him as the man from her vision.
Reprints:

Our Atomic Future (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Only the first page of the original is reprinted here.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What Became of the Man Who Lived for Vengeance?
  2. 1. Live for Reunion
  3. 2. Stranger in the House
  4. 3. The Mirage
  5. 4. Aucas
  6. 5. Stowaway
  7. 6. A Dreamer's World
  8. 7. Our Atomic Future
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Keith Smith
  • Bill Borre
  • Glenn MacKay
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  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
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