(October 1972)

Charlton, 1972 Series
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Volume:
?
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

Primus Must Not Fail (Table of Contents)

Primus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus [Carter Primus]

Crisis at 40 Fathoms (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-3309

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus [Carter Primus]
Synopsis:
once again we
start with a real splash page (pun intended) underwater with
Primus under attack by scuba divers but this time it's an out-of-
sequence scene and the story actually begins aboard the Orca with
Toni and Primus talking about a difficult salvage dive. He offers to
take her to dinner at a swanky place called "The Glades" and next we
are at the nightclub. An entertainer, a many named Richard N. Mixon
is the headliner and he's a comedian who mimics the famous ex-
President (who was still in office at this time of course). Two
gunsels though walk away with Mixon after his show and Primus gets
suspicious, goes back stage and is gets a karate chop to the back of
the neck. Toni finds him and they call the White House about the
situation. Later Charlie Whitman gives Primus a call that the
international phone cable has gone out and the government wants
Primus to check it out. He agrees and soon the deceptively swift
houseboat/lab the Orca is racing to the scene. But it seems already
at the site of the break are some divers and a submarine. In the sub
are the missing Mixon and another man Panyi who can mimic the Soviet
Premier of that day. The villain is a man named Dr.Wylie Forbush (who
resembles Sydney Greenstreet more than a little) and his plan is to
spark World War III by having these imposters place bogus phone calls
to the world leaders. Primus investigates but sees a guy planting a
bomb on the Orca and and defuses it. He heads back down to the bottom
and confronts the two divers at the sub, but he's shot with a dart
and taken aboard. There he learns of Forbush's plan which has been
stalled because Mixon refused to participate and has been knocked out
under torture. He awakes and causes a disruption that allows Primus
to attack the villains and defeat them, and soon enough the
authorities arrive to take them into custody. The story ends with an
exhausted Primus refusing calls from a thankful White House,
preferring the evening with Toni. Synopsis by Dean Webb

Starfish Trouble (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Human Fish [John Willmore]
Synopsis:
Professor John Wilmore, the man with both gills and lungs is called
upon to solve an ecological disaster. It seems the Crown of Thorns
starfish is multiplying in vast numbers and is destroying a coral bed
which is lifeline for a group of Pacific islanders. Wilmore
investigates and offers the novel solution of buttressing the coral
bed with concrete and waiting to see if the burst of starfish
population is a natural cycle. It seems it was and the story ends
happily. Synopsis by Dean Webb

The Saboteur (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-3308

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Primus [Carter Primus]
Synopsis:
begins with Primus
investigating what might be cutting fishing nets off the Grand Banks.
He finds mysterious scuba divers who get him caught in a net and
escape. He goes topside and talks a fisherman named Dan and tells him
of the sabotage. Then all of a sudden a large Russian trawler appears
and almost swamps the fishing boat. Primus is convinced the Russians
have a habitat hidden on the seabed and are causing the trouble, so
down he goes again. He finds the habitat and sabotages the air
supply. The divers have to call the trawler for help and Primus uses
that chance to attach small explosives to the propeller and rudder of
the boat, effectively disabling it. The story ends with the Russian
captain looking through his binoculars at a waving Primus who wants
to make sure they know who won this round. Dan says that Primus
is "fantastic" and Primus says he won't argue the point.

And that completes the run. The last panel of Primus waving is a nice
goodbye synopis by Dean Webb
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Primus Must Not Fail
    Primus
  2. 1. Crisis at 40 Fathoms
    Primus
  3. 2. Starfish Trouble
    Human Fish
  4. 3. The Saboteur
    Primus
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