(June 1981)

Charlton, 1981 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD; 0.12 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Charlton Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Charlton Comics Group; Charlton Publication [with wire globe]
Barcode:
0722460033306
Editing:
George Wildman; Bill Pearson (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[The Enigma!] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle and The Question / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Reed [as D Reed] (signed)
Inks:
Bob McLeod [as McLeod] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Question [Vic Sage]

Indexer Notes

Title from interior story. Cover is the same scene as the splash page, but is redrawn.

The Enigma! (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle and The Question / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Benjamin Smith (story); ? [as A. Committee] (plot); ? [as Anon O. Mouse] (dialogue)
Pencils:
Dan Reed (credited)
Inks:
Dan Reed (credited); Al Val (credited); Bill Black (signed)
Colors:
Wendy Fiore
Letters:
?; Bill Pearson [as B. Pearson] (sound effects)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; The Question [Vic Sage]; Nora Lace; The Enigma (villain)
Synopsis:
The Question meets the Blue Beetle as the Enigma's men hijack the Beetle's flying Bug. The pair use a homing device to track the Bug to the Enigma's warehouse hideout, where they have to overcome a series of deathtraps.
Keywords:
deathtraps; robot; The Bug

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Blue Beetle was in "Chartlton Portfolio" (CPL/Gang Publications, 1974 series) #1, next was in "Americomics" (AC, 1983 series) #3. Last appearance of Question was in "Charlton Bullseye" (CPL/Gang Publications, 1975 series) #5, next was in "Americomics Special" (AC, 1983 series) #1. The Comic Reader #189 implies that the pseudonymous contributors to the story included Bob McLeod and Bill Black. A full-page panel on page 17 of the story is signed "Reed/Black."

What's Coming Next? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Pearson (credited)
Pencils:
Gary Kato ?
Inks:
Gary Kato ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial on assembling the issue on short notice. Teaser for "Duel in the Stars" in #3 with panel reproduced.

[Next Issue!!!!] (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Catnip and Womble; Jack Bunny; Neil the Horse / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Leasure; Mark Armstrong; Arn Saba
Pencils:
Tim Fuller; Mark Armstrong; Arn Saba
Inks:
Tim Fuller; Mark Armstrong; Arn Saba; David Roman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cap'n Catnip; Womble; Jack Bunny; Neil the Horse

Indexer Notes

Panels illustrating the features in issue #2. Cap'n Catnip panel is from the story in #2; Jack Bunny panel is original; Neil the Horse panel appears to be a newspaper strip reprint from 1978.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Enigma!]
    The Blue Beetle and The Question
  2. 1. The Enigma!
    The Blue Beetle and The Question
  3. 2. What's Coming Next?
  4. 3. [Next Issue!!!!]
    Cap'n Catnip and Womble; Jack Bunny; Neil the Horse
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ramon Schenk