(January 1946)

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

Published by The Frank Publishing Company, 49 Hawkins St, Derby Ct.; a precursor to Charlton.


The Lonely Ones (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket; Diane Carter

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gerald Altman ?", but the long pointed chin and nose in sideview is identical to the other credited Battefield stories and covers. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Lonely Ones (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Diane Carter (intro); Alfred Hecker; Professor Rollins
Synopsis:
Several members of the club called "The Lonly Ones" have died under mysterious circumstances. The runner of the club collects the insurance policies after they are bumped off by his hired killers.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Gerald Altman ?", but the long pointed chin and nose in sideview is identical to the other credited Battefield stories and covers. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Caught In a Web of Murder"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Burton Geller
Pencils:
Burton Geller
Inks:
Burton Geller
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Billy Kirby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bee Lines / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Burton Geller
Pencils:
Burton Geller
Inks:
Burton Geller
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Avenging Hand! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Pencils:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Ancient Witch

Better Late than Never (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Her name is Van Wiggle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Danny King (circus crime fighter; Intro); Russo (circus manager); Mrs. Van Wiggle
Synopsis:
There is nothing Mrs. Van Wiggle won't do to keep on top of the social heap. Even using a lion to kill society rivals.

Indexer Notes

DeLay 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Alex Toth (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Whom the Gods Would Destroy, First They Make Mad (Table of Contents)

Capt'n Grim, Harbor Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Pencils:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks:
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly Harbor Lights.

["The Tail of a Traitor"] (Table of Contents)

Fip - The Filipino Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Marvin Levy (signed)
Pencils:
Marvin Levy (signed)
Inks:
Marvin Levy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

B Buzzes / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Lonely Ones
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. The Lonely Ones
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Caught In a Web of Murder"]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bee Lines
  5. 4. The Avenging Hand!
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. Better Late than Never
  7. 6. ["Her name is Van Wiggle..."]
    King of the Beasts
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Little Laffs
  9. 8. Whom the Gods Would Destroy, First They Make Mad
    Capt'n Grim, Harbor Pilot
  10. 9. ["The Tail of a Traitor"]
    Fip - The Filipino Kid
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    B Buzzes
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