(September 1972)

Charlton, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Charlton Comics
Editing:
George Wildman
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Based on the Ivan Tors TV series.


Trapped By The Man Called Yang (Table of Contents)

Primus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus

Death Is Waiting (Table of Contents)

Primus / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Staton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter (signed)
Job Number:
D-3166

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus
Synopsis:
The first Primus story is titled "Death is Waiting" and it begins with Primus under attack by mysterious scuba men. He fends them off and keeps a mysterious canister he'd found attached to a buoy in the sea. On board the Orca he and Toni get the canister unlocked and find Heroin. The Orca comes under attack using a bazooka and Primus is forced to surrender. He gives the canister to a sinister looking oriental we come to find is named Yang and Primus is knocked out. He awakes to find himself tied up and the Orca rigged to explode. He escapes and gets rid of the bomb and after finding a location from Charlie by radio sets off to find Yang and the kidnapped Toni.
Part II is titled "Dealers in Quiet Death" and it begins with the
leering Yang analyzing his heroin and taunting Toni. Primus swims
ashore and is detected almost immediately. He is captured taken to
Yang who surprisingly offers him his life and Toni's if he'll deliver
the heroin and bring back the seven million dollars it will yield.
Primus agrees and while Toni stays behind he goes to the rendevous
but slips a bomb into the drugs which demolishes the plane and
presumably the pilot. Primus takes the money back to Yang but gets
the jump on him and he and Toni capture the gang. Toni rewards Primus
with big wet kiss. synopsis by Dean Webb

The Human Fish (Table of Contents)

Human Fish / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Human Fish [John Wilmore]
Synopsis:
synopsis by Dean Webb
Professor John Wilmore in a daring rescue of some trapped workers
trapped in a tunnel in the East River after an explosion. He works to
save them and even has to make one last daring swim to save a man who
has gotten seperated from the others. His girl impressed she offers
him breakfast.

A Weapon Used To Kill Whom? (Table of Contents)

Primus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Gill
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter
Job Number:
D-3167

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus
Synopsis:
it begins with Primus finding a .38 Magnum while seaching for stolen
jewels in a dirty canal. Two thugs named Ralph Rinkler and Dixie Galt
who threw it away see him retrieve it and seek to get it back. Ralph
attacks Primus that night but Primus manages to throw him into the
canal. The next day Primus and Toni give the gun to police and learn
that Ralph works for Galt and both of them work for a gambling bigwig
named Marvin Schwartz. Primus goes to the estate of Frenchy Smith a
rival criminal and finds him dead by gunshot wound. Galt shows up
with a gun, but Primus escapes ultimately by tricking the gang into
driving their boat into shallow water. Meanwhile Toni has found the
jewels. Later the pair smooch in a local resturant.
synopsis by Dean Webb
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trapped By The Man Called Yang
    Primus
  2. 1. Death Is Waiting
    Primus
  3. 2. The Human Fish
    Human Fish
  4. 3. A Weapon Used To Kill Whom?
    Primus
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk