(March 1953)

Charlton, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Capitol Stories, Inc.
Editing:
Alfred V. Fago
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright 1953


Round-Trip Ticket! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks:
Lou Morales (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sherrin Kimberly; unnamed host

The Dead End Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Characters:
Steve Merwin; Trig; Jerry Greer
Synopsis:
A murdered criminal gets revenge on his killer.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; no color

Round-Trip Ticket! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Laugen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ralph Coyne; Corinth Seely; Waller Drum; Emma Kratt; Carlyle Kratt; Nancy Gregg; Sherrin Kimberly; bus driver; gracious host; Barton; Ted; Big Pete; George; two waitresses
Synopsis:
A bus breaks down and seven passengers must spend the night in a home where the gracious host knows each of their evil past.

Indexer Notes

Classic severed tongues horror story.

The End of a Perfect Crime (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks:
Al Fago (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jeremiah Nalton; Rick Nalton; Stewart North; George Gould; Marcia Adams
Synopsis:
A dieing fathers wants his son to get revenge on the relative that stole his fortune.

One Body Too Many (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Seth Chalmers; Roy Mercer; Joe Brady
Synopsis:
A murderer has trouble disposing of the body.

The Punchboard Mystery (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Julia Brannan; Detective John Anthony; Mike Deering; Slim Shoastak
Synopsis:
A police detective has a suspect for the murder of a shopkeeper, but something doesn't add up.

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Nick; Millie; Chuck; Joe
Synopsis:
A woman's plot to kill her husband goes off with a bang.

Down to the Last T (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Collier (signed)
Inks:
Collier (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Slinky Barlow; Auntie Logan; Weeper Sloane; Tony
Synopsis:
Slinky Barlow looks to make a big score from a bookie.

Time Out of Mind! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jimmy Wharton; Rudy Carthage; Lt. Ray Boland; Claire Darcy; Mickey (bartender); Detective Morton; Hinkey Shafter; landlady; sheriff; landlady's son
Synopsis:
A getaway driver keeps getting knocked out and doesn't know if he killed a man or just dreamed it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

For the previous title Lawbreakers Comics. Submitted by Burton N. Levey on September 5, 1952. Printed on inside back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Round-Trip Ticket!
  2. 1. The Dead End Ghost
  3. 2. Round-Trip Ticket!
  4. 3. The End of a Perfect Crime
  5. 4. One Body Too Many
  6. 5. The Punchboard Mystery
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Down to the Last T
  9. 8. Time Out of Mind!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bill Devine
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Gary L. Watson