(June 1946)

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

Issue Notes

Becomes Jack in the Box (Charlton, 1946 series) with the next issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Captain Grim

Indexer Notes

Quite similar art to cover of #9, so could be these artists.

The Adventure of the Man With Two Faces (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]; Diane Carter; Mrs. Aubrey (social worker); Ed Aubrey (man with two faces)
Synopsis:
A social worker discovers her supposed killed husband's signet ring on the hand of a beggar. It is her husband making a living out of begging.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Art similar to story in #9. Both are credited this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, Battefield only on pencils.

["Argus the Many-Eyed"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Diana the Huntress; Zeus; Mercury; Prometheus; Argus
Synopsis:
Argus the many-eyed has stolen the secret of fire from Prometheus and is up to put it out all over the Earth.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Battefield is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the face of Diana on page 5 and Argus on page 6, and the many profiles with flat noses are all very much like his credited story in Super Mystery Comics #7, and his Buck Jones stories in Master Comics #6-10. Also Mystery Comics #4. Very probably his work.

["Death in a Lion Pit"] (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); Tommy Randall; Diane Dana (fiancee); John Randall (uncle)
Synopsis:
Danny saves a young man from drowning himself because he is driven to think he is insane. All set up by his uncle to inherit his millions.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
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.

Gold! Gold! Gold! (Table of Contents)

Famous 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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Josiah Haskins (farmer); Nat haskins (son); Sue Haskins (daughter)
Synopsis:
Haskins is a hard and cruel man and have spent thirty years to get his bag of shining gold pieces, hiding them in the barn.

Indexer Notes

Same notes as in #9:
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.

["Fear of Shipwreck"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Grim; Jed Milton (ship owner)
Synopsis:
Captain Grim tells a story of men purposely moving the buoys and markers so that ships would crack up on the rocks.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Same art with scewed faces as in his signed story in #9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman (signed)
Inks:
Gerald Altman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Juan Martinez [Filipino Kid]; Kenoshi; Maria Manuel [Manila Maisie] (Filipino underground woman)
Synopsis:
The Kid meets the mystey woman of the Filipino undeground and saves her from the Japanese.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Man With Two Faces
    Yellowjacket
  3. 2. ["Argus the Many-Eyed"]
    Diana the Huntress
  4. 3. ["Death in a Lion Pit"]
    King of the Beasts
  5. 4. Gold! Gold! Gold!
    Famous Tales of Terror
  6. 5. ["Fear of Shipwreck"]
    Capt'n Grim
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Filipino Kid
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