(April 1961)

Charlton, 1958 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Comics Group
Brand:
A Charlton Publication
Editing:
Pat Masulli (executive editor)
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)

Captain John Prentiss / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
U.S. skindivers [Jardine; Tom Oldring]

Indexer Notes

Cover art, clockwise from top left, taken from page 4 panel 4, page 7 panel 2 & page 4 panel 3 of "The China Sea Sinking" story.

The Derelict (Table of Contents)

Rear Admiral Maxie Haines / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-104

Genre:
war
Characters:
Averill (reporter); Jim (Engineering Officer); Lieutenant John Welles (submarine captain); Rear Admiral Maxie Haines
Synopsis:
Admiral Maxie Haines tells an inquisitive reporter the story of how the submarine, the Moonfish, became a derelict. In December of 1941, the Japanese had attacked the sub stationed in the Philippines, with the skipper Lieutenant John Welles having to give his life for it. However the sub later runs aground on an island where the Japanese then gain control of it. There they repair it and take the Admiral and Engineering Officer away with them in the sub. However, in an unfamiliar sub, the Japanese are tricked into flooding it, trapping themselves inside, while the two prisoners manage to escape.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

Depth Charge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-105

Genre:
war
Characters:
Nazi submarine captain; U.S. submarine captain
Synopsis:
In the Norwegian sea a U.S. submarine, the U.S.S. Skipmarl, narrowly manages to outmaneuver and sink two Nazi destroyers.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

Surrender (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bill Jenkins; Frank Buttly; Jim Randells (Executive Officer); Sam Perkins; U.S. submarine Commanding Officer
Synopsis:
The captain of the U.S. submarine, the Tanger, is ordered to got to the Ogoshi Sea in Japan to sink Japanese supply ships. One day he is saddened to learn that the Japanese have killed his mentor Bill Jenkins. He destroys many ships and, having finished his torpedoes, wants to return to base. Instead he is approached by Japanese battleships which surround the sub and wait for it emerge. He receives from the Japanese the message "Surrender!". Preparing for a final battle he surfaces. There a Japanese motorboat approaches telling him, that after the atom bomb was dropped, the Emperor had ordered them to surrender.

Indexer Notes

No credits.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Script:
Pat Masulli [as Patrick J. Masulli]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership, management and circulation. Compiled by Patrick J. Masulli (editor). Notary public: Angela M. Salemme. Average circulation in the 12 months preceding September 30, 1960: 109,318.

The Enemy On Ice (Table of Contents)

Lieutenant Bill Sanderson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas [as Chasal]
Inks:
Sal Trapani [as Chasal]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-103

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lieutenant Bill Sanderson (U.S. submarine captain)
Synopsis:
In August 1943, the Holtzheidt, a German heavy cruiser, goes north to Greenland where only the submarine, the U.S.S. Garwhal, can hope to sink it. There the sub fires on the raider while staying far enough away from the turrets' firing range. One torpedo finds the mark. The captain then calls in the bombers to finish it off, which they do. They go verify and decide to leave before they're iced up.

Indexer Notes

No writing credit.

The China Sea Sinking (Table of Contents)

Captain John Prentiss / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman [as S.J.G.]
Inks:
Sam Glanzman [as S.J.G.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7245

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain Henry Ballard (U.S.S. Skimmer captain); Captain John Prentiss (U.S. submarine captain); Kenneth C. Oldring (U.S. submariner, Tom's brother); U.S. skindivers [Jardine; Tom Oldring]
Synopsis:
The U.S.S. Skimmer submarine, with officer Major Kinroe carrying vital documents, defends itself valiantly against a Japanese bomber but is sunk. Another sub is then sent on a recovery mission, trying to anticipate the Japanese. Upon arrival, two skindivers go see what they can recover and find that the crew after four days is miraculously still alive. They then rig the submarine with explosives and wait till the Japanese come to set them off.

Indexer Notes

Cover story. No writing credit.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain John Prentiss
  2. 1. The Derelict
    Rear Admiral Maxie Haines
  3. 2. Depth Charge
  4. 3. Surrender
  5. 4. [Statement of Ownership]
  6. 5. The Enemy On Ice
    Lieutenant Bill Sanderson
  7. 6. The China Sea Sinking
    Captain John Prentiss
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Max Capp
  • Jim Van Dore
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