(June 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Outstanding Comics, Inc.
Brand:
An Outstanding Comics Publication
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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Thing (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Tyler (signed)
Inks:
Albert Tyler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Weird Wonders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of unbelievable facts.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Clutch of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Galvin manor has been cursed by the previous owner. Anyone digging for the treasure hidden in the cellar will be attacked by Henry Galvin's skeleton hand.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Ghost Town Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Western outlaw Dude Fenley and his gang murder the prospector Old Cady and take off with his gold by kidnapping a train. However a ghostly apparition derails the train.

The Marching Dead Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; war
Synopsis:
Two US-American pilots are forced to land in Mongolia, behind enemy Korean lines. They join a march of living dead, led by a shaman, returning to their home soil. Leading the zombies into attack, the two fliers make it back to their home base.

What Was It! The Adventure of Two Ghostbreakers (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two "ghostbreakers" stay the night in a haunted house to prove it habitable. In the morning one of them lies dead in his bed. No explanation is ever found.

Crypt of the Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Rumanian castle Zangra is still inhabited by its vampire baron. Two visiting smugglers meet their untimely fate.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Mirror, Mirror, On My Wall (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Albert Tyler (signed)
Inks:
Albert Tyler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
James Garth is not only an antiques dealer, but also the middleman of a dope-smuggling ring. He employs the services of a demon to get back at all those who betrayed him financially. When Garth takes on the king-pin of the drug racket, he is in for a surprise, because his demon won't show.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Cover story.

Things You Should Know (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi
Inks:
John Belfi
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Account of a Welsh hag, the "Gwarch y Rhibyn".

Indexer Notes

Half page inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Half page inside back cover promo for various other Charlton titles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Backcover ad for Television Bank.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. Weird Wonders
  3. 2. The Clutch of Doom
  4. 3. Ghost Town Ghost
  5. 4. The Marching Dead Men
  6. 5. What Was It! The Adventure of Two Ghostbreakers
  7. 6. Crypt of the Vampire
  8. 7. Mirror, Mirror, On My Wall
  9. 8. Things You Should Know
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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