(January-February 1954)

Charlton, 1954 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Al Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Title continues from Fawcett.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

I Went To My Own Funeral (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Basil and Gertrude Jethro are a married couple of brillant surgeons. When Basil takes out an insurance on Gertrude's life, she decides to murder her insane husband first. They change identities via plastic surgery and Gertrude can pose as Basil and cash in on the insurance money.

Three Way Vendetta (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Three bankrobbers set up booby traps for each other to maximize their share of the loot. All of them are killed in the progress.

Bury Me Deep (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The murder victim Frank Lee visits the town in the guise of his nox-existing twin brother Walter. With the aid of black magic he avenges his death and finishes off his three killers.

Payment On Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two killers stow away on a freight ship to Africa. When one of them needs his appendix to be removed, they force the ship's doctor to do so. The doctor is killed afterwards, but he left a surprise in the gangster's stomach.

High Tension (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jealousy and treachery tear apart a circus trapaze act.

Indexer Notes

Cover story.
Readers are encouraged to write in a new ending to this short story - to be presented in a later issue.

Murder On Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (Signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Henpecked husband Charlie Noonan constructs an explosive alarm clock to murder his wife. When the bomb goes off, he himself is felled by a deadly heart attack.

Indexer Notes

Story with attached new ending from readers' write-in-contest from "Lawbreakers Suspense" #13.

Big Money Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Inks:
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Bankrobber is caught in the subway, because has hasn't the dime admittance handy.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Went To My Own Funeral
  3. 2. Three Way Vendetta
  4. 3. Bury Me Deep
  5. 4. Payment On Time!
  6. 5. High Tension
  7. 6. Murder On Time!
  8. 7. Big Money Man!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson