(December 1945)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Frank Publishing Company
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Updated story information from Jim Ludwig (February 2005).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket; Diana the Huntress / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Diana the Huntress

Indexer Notes

Faces, noses and especially the ears are all very similar to Battefield's credited work on this feature and elsewhere. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Most probably him.

The Adventure of the Hollywood Blackmailers (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

The Adventure of the Golden Horn Murder (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer ?
Inks:
Dick Briefer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Dr. Ronald Nielson; Wilson (research aid); Count Vincent (villain)
Synopsis:
The Golden Powder Horn of the pirate Alcazar, showing where he buried his treasure, is about to be sold to the museum by the slickest confidence man in the racket. Yellowjacket finds the horn to be a hoax.

Indexer Notes

Dick Briefer is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and faces, hands and movement are very similar to his later work in Frankenstein #18. The only Yellowjacket story that match his work.

Brotherly Love (Table of Contents)

Diana the Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leo Morey
Inks:
Leo Morey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Diana the Huntress; Jupiter; Joe (G.I.); Barney (crooked brother)
Synopsis:
Diana visits Amarica and gets in the middle of a gem shop robbery.

Indexer Notes

Long faces and quite slow movements of figures point to Morey as artist. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Notes from Digital Comics Museum has him too.

Twain Shall Meet (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

["'Lefty' Dugan thought he was one smart guy..."] (Table of Contents)

King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold DeLay
Inks:
Harold DeLay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Danny King (circus crime fighter; Intro); Russo (circus manager); Lefty Dugan (racketeer); Henry Clayton (publisher)
Synopsis:
Protection racketeers put the squeeze on the Russo Circus, but Danny and a newspaper publisher come up with a plan to stop them.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to William M. Allison. Allison has more wide open eyes, like in his Poe story in #1.
This is by DeLay, who is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be recognised by the "slow" movement of the rather short figures. Also faces and the layout style more like old book illustrations. DCM notes has DeLay on this story too.

The Tell Tale Heart (Table of Contents)

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (splash page); ? (other pages)
Inks:
Rudy Palais (splash page); Arnold Hicks ? (other pages)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In Mysterious Traveler Comics (Trans-World Publications, 1948 Series) #1.

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
Rudy Palais added by Saltarella (error 8839)

Inks:
Palais and Hicks added by Saltarella (error 8839)

Reprints:
Note from John Haufe, April 2008.

["Mutiny! The ugliest word on the high seas..."] (Table of Contents)

Harbor Lights / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks
Inks:
Arnold Hicks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Old sailor; Jed Saunders (captain)
Synopsis:
Mutiny and shipwreck on an old windjammer rolling down to Rio, bad food and a worse captain. Even the story teller drowned, he said.

Indexer Notes

Hicks is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and also notes from DCM has him as artist.

["Sure it's got corporal's stripes..."] (Table of Contents)

Bee Stings / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Today in the United States..."] (Table of Contents)

Bee Notes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks
Inks:
Arnold Hicks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about bees.

Indexer Notes

DCM notes has Hicks as artist, and the face and ears match his other story in this issue. He is also credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on this feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket; Diana the Huntress
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Hollywood Blackmailers
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Golden Horn Murder
    Yellowjacket
  4. 3. Brotherly Love
    Diana the Huntress
  5. 4. Twain Shall Meet
  6. 5. ["'Lefty' Dugan thought he was one smart guy..."]
    King of the Beasts
  7. 6. The Tell Tale Heart
    Famous Tales of Terror
  8. 7. ["Mutiny! The ugliest word on the high seas..."]
    Harbor Lights
  9. 8. ["Sure it's got corporal's stripes..."]
    Bee Stings
  10. 9. ["Today in the United States..."]
    Bee Notes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Per Sandell
  • Gary L. Watson
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome