(May 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, later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This is the first Charlton issue of this title (previously published by Fawcett).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Girl in Hiding! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marc Swayze ?
Inks:
Marc Swayze ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Jenny Wilson; Dick Warbly; Ed Herley; Mr. Dekker
Synopsis:
Photographed escaping from a burning building, Jenny asks newspaper reporter Dick to keep her picture out of the newspaper. He agrees, and they soon fall in love. Jenny refuses to discuss her past and suspects Dick is just using her for a big story. When she learns her mother has died, Jenny confesses to Dick: she dated gangster Howie Garth and was with him when he was arrested. She fled to avoid scandal. Jenny asks Dick to print the story to prove she’s a decent person.

Indexer Notes

Possible Swayze art per Nick Caputo, January 2015.

Torment of Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Inks:
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Victor; Fran; May Stevens
Synopsis:
Victor and Fran are newlyweds. Fran suspects Victor’s ex-girlfriend May is trying to win him back. At Victor’s birthday party, she jealously accuses them of having an affair, but Victor says he has been working late to earn enough money to buy Fran a proper wedding ring. Fran apologises and reconciles with her husband.

Hearts Ahoy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

It Can't Happen Again (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Claire Morgan; Rod; Kent; Mr. Morgan
Synopsis:
Rod adores Claire but she only tolerates him. She borrows his car and strikes a pedestrian, then asks Rod to take the rap: he is sent to prison for a year. Claire falls in love with Kent, and hides this from Rod when he is released. Claire tricks Rod in driving without a license and causing an accident, then urges him to flee rather than be sent back to prison for a parole violation. Kent overhears and breaks up with Claire. The judge tells Claire “your conscience will exact its own punishment” and warns Rod “next time see that the person you give your love to is worthy of it!”

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Turnabout (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Inks:
Art Cappello [as Artie Cappello] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rita; Victor Hall; Chet Barker; Borgman
Synopsis:
Rita leaves her small town of Mayville and boyfriend Chet to teach in the mining town of Kadence. She’s courted by Victor but considers him too violent and returns to Mayville. Victor follows her there and explains he was just trying to protect her. Chet attempts to swindle Victor but Rita exposes his plan and reconciles with Victor.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Girl in Hiding!
  3. 2. Torment of Love
  4. 3. Hearts Ahoy
  5. 4. It Can't Happen Again
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Turnabout
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Peter Croome
  • Gordon Keys