(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Give Back My Body (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno [as Joe Shuster]
Inks:
Ray Orsin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The body of Lefty Riccardi dies in the electric chair, but his mind has been transferred to broker John Billings. Two detectives solve this mystery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover story. Molno art per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/10/joe-shusters-charlton-ghost.html

All Burnt Up (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memling
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Gangster Blenheim hides at the house of a friend. A boy living there gives him nothing but trouble.

Indexer Notes

Memling script per Martin O'Hearn's blog: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2016/04/carl-memling-suspense-stories.html

Surprise Package (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Gustav Perrin steals a miniature atom bomb, but loses it to a suicidal stranger who jumps off a building with it.

Indexer Notes

Write-in contest for readers to send in their story ending.

Destructive Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Violinist Jan Sagoro can collapse buildings by playing the right "vibrating point". He blackmails the city.

You Know Too Much! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A "Mr. Average American" turns knife murderer at night and seeks the professional help of a psychiatrist.

A Nice Quiet Place! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Tony and Chopper enter their quiet hideout in the mountains, but get attacked by a mountain lion.
Reprints:

High Tension (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
The surviving acrobat falls as well and lands on the unfaithful wife.

Indexer Notes

Reader's ending to write-in contest in "Strange Suspense Stories" #16

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Give Back My Body
  3. 2. All Burnt Up
  4. 3. Surprise Package
  5. 4. Destructive Death
  6. 5. You Know Too Much!
  7. 6. A Nice Quiet Place!
  8. 7. High Tension
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Gary L. Watson