(October-November 1952)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Capitol Stories, 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

The Thing (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Thing Presents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Contents page

Curse of Karnak (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Professor Ambrose carelessly revives the mummy of King Mentu and sets free a plague of Egyptian gods running amok in the excavation camp.
Reprints:

Harmony of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jim Shervin kills Bruno Augustin, the rival for his love of the beautiful Cleo. The pianist's ghost comes back from the dead and haunts his murderer by moving objects around via acoustical vibrations.

The Frustrated Ghost (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Captain Isaac Humboldt dies in a steamship crash on the Mississippi. His ghostly apparition appears many miles away to his mother and his brother.

Murderers' Row (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Strange things happen in and around Professor Caglio's wax exhibition of murderers through history. Can Elsa and boyfriend Terry escape when trapped in the storage room?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

cover story

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Tavern of Terror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Young man spends the night in an inn haunted by an old female vampire. The fiend appears and warns him to stay, but the man won't listen and has to pay for his stubbornness with his life.

["The Banshee, strange family ghost..."] (Table of Contents)

Things You Should Know / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Three panels informing about the habits of banshees.

Indexer Notes

1/2 page inside back cover with ad for pimple cream

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thing
  2. 1. The Thing Presents
  3. 2. Curse of Karnak
  4. 3. Harmony of Horror
  5. 4. The Frustrated Ghost
  6. 5. Murderers' Row
  7. 6. The Tavern of Terror
  8. 7. ["The Banshee, strange family ghost..."]
    Things You Should Know
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson