(March 1967)

Charlton, 1957 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
Charlton [corner box]
Editing:
Pat Masulli (executive editor); Dick Giordano (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

The Showdown (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Giordano [as Giordano] (signed)
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio [as Mastroserio] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Born Bad (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Inks:
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-541

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Josh Hyatt; Frankie Hyatt; Mae Hyatt; Pablo Sanchez; El Lobo
Synopsis:
When the law catches up with a man for a 15-year-old bank robbery and murder, the man deserts his wife and son. Six years later the bitter boy goes out on his own and becomes a gunslinger with the gang of El Lobo. In a bank robbery in Yuma, the boy finds out El Lobo's secret.
Keywords:
bank robbery; Mexico; murder; tattoo

Every Issue Jam-Packed with Blazing, Two-Fisted, Six-Gun Action! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charlton / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Roy Ralley's Raiders (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Roy Ralley; Billy the Kid
Synopsis:
Roy Ralley's gang stops at general store to stock up before crossing the desert into Mexico. An apparently lazy youth helps load the supplies and water and when the military arrives two days later reveals his ingenious plan for stranding the gang in the desert.
Keywords:
desert; Mexico; outlaws; water

Official Batman Full Color (electric) Projector (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Big Boss (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Palais (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-542

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
The owner of a small-town bank in Wyoming engages in theft and corruption in his quest to build an empire, but has it all come tumbling down with a event that occurs in California.
Reprints:
Keywords:
corruption; gambling; ghost town; mayor; robbery; stagecoach; Wyoming

Wonderful Portable Gallows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Bill Molno ?
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-543

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Matt Yawkey; Scotty McCrepe
Synopsis:
The crooked sheriff of a small town buys Scotty McCrepe's invention -- a portable gallows.
Keywords:
corruption; gallows; hanging; robbery; shotgun; stage coach

Indexer Notes

Yawkey is described in a caption as having "bright red hair," but his hair is colored blonde.

The Incident at Fire Creek (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill ?
Pencils:
Bill Molno ?
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-517

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Wimbley
Synopsis:
A peddler goes west with a load of goods, intending to start a general store. He is held up by three outlaws, but his double-barreled shotgun accidentally goes off, killing two and wounding the other. The surviving outlaw takes the man to his boss in Fire Creek to back up his embellished version of what happened, figuring he'd be in big trouble with the boss if he told him the truth. The boss makes the peddler the town's sheriff, thinking he's a gunslinger, but that doesn't work out the way he intended.
Keywords:
duel; letter; peddler; robbery; shotgun; wagon

Indexer Notes

Story is told in the first person.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Showdown
  2. 1. Born Bad
  3. 2. Every Issue Jam-Packed with Blazing, Two-Fisted, Six-Gun Action!
    Charlton
  4. 3. Roy Ralley's Raiders
  5. 4. Official Batman Full Color (electric) Projector
  6. 5. The Big Boss
  7. 6. Wonderful Portable Gallows
  8. 7. The Incident at Fire Creek
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Max Capp
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson