(April 1946)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

Indicia states "Yellowjacket Comics, published bi-monthly by THE FRANK PUBLISHING COMPANY. Vol. 1, No. 9, April 1945. Office of publication, 49 Hawkins Street, Derby, Conn." Credits for issue from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Indexed from a scanned copy.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Leo Bachle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket; Diane Carter
Reprints:

Get Strong! Have Muscles of Steel (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Whitely Gym from Muscle Power Co. in New York.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Also includes indicia.

The Adventure of the Man with the Scar! (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Monte Lewis; Guy Wentworth; Diane Carter
Synopsis:
Yellowjacket investigates the collapse of an apartment building under construction and finds it's due to a construction company mixing shoddy mortar to collect on insurance.

["Diana the Huntress Battles Gordius the Titan..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Burton Geller (signed)
Pencils:
Burton Geller (signed)
Inks:
Burton Geller (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Diana the Huntress; Gordius; Zeus; Mercury; Pandora
Synopsis:
Gordius the Titan steals Pandora's Box to help him destroy the world.

["When Danny... King of the Beasts... leads a hunting expedition into the gloomy depths..."] (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; Ed; Kogi
Synopsis:
Danny heads into the jungle to get some lions for his circus act but finds white men trying to steal rubies instead.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Buzzin' of the Bees (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Bees teach the reader about Morse code.

Indexer Notes

Centerspread of issue.

["Greed and the lust for wealth have destroyed men..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George Mandel [as GAM]
Pencils:
Alan Mandel [as GAM]
Inks:
Alan Mandel [as GAM]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis:
The Old Witch introduces a story about four westerners trying to steal from a temple in Tibet but meeting their dooms.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has GAM as George Marko, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. originally suspected GAM was George Mandel, but artwork is similar to Captain Grim story in this issue which is signed just AM, for Alan Mandel. Current guess is that GAM is George and Alan Mandel, probably with George Mandel as the writer since he had been wounded during WWII.

["Looks like the darn roof is leakin' agin, maw!"] (Table of Contents)

Bee Stings / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Burton Gellar [as Burton]
Inks:
Burton Gellar [as Burton]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Five gag cartoons.

Hotel Holdup (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
George Hobson

["Captain Grim, the harbor pilot, recalls an adventure in which four men lose their lives..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel [as AM]
Inks:
Alan Mandel [as AM]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Grim
Synopsis:
Captain Grim tells the story of when he was younger and four whalers died in the pursuit of ambergris.

Indexer Notes

Alan Mandel credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Here's another! If we can't get paper for the printing press..."] (Table of Contents)

Filipino Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman
Inks:
Gerald Altman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Filipino Kid; Chicago Joe
Synopsis:
The Filipono Kid and Chicago Joe team up to get some paper off a boat near Manilla.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Be a Movie Producer! Technicolor Comicscope (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.