(May 1953)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Capitol Stories, Inc.
Brand
A Capitol Publication
Editing
Al Fago (credited); Walter Gibson (Assistant)
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Campbell (signed)
Inks
Stan Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Two Worlds (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to Lou Mougin, the early Dick Giordano artwork in this story appears influenced by Wally Wood.

Invasion from Venus (Table of Contents: 2)

Commander Rex Clive / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Stella Dawn; Drox, Viceroy of Venus
Synopsis
Drox, the Viceroy of Venus, attacks the Earth by planting enormous Venusian plants in New York city. The fresh water is cut off from city supplies and the plants, some 600-feet-tall, die out when the roots reach ocean water.

Commander Rex Clive and the Twelfth Moon (Table of Contents: 3)

Commander Rex Clive / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

The Uncharted Planet (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello
Inks
Art Cappello
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kenneth Baker; Robert Larkin
Synopsis
Kenneth Baker and Robert Larkin have been out prospecting in space for three years. A license for their space ship is delinquent 30 months. Bob Larkin wants to call it off and return to Earth. They spot an uncharted asteroid and decide to check it out. The object turns out to be a planet with an Earth-like atmosphere. The ship crash lands. Bob dies, leaving Ken Baker stranded on the desert planet. Ken finds a lot of gold and buries Bob's body. Wandering the planet, he discovers an abandon city. He eats the mush pouring from a pipe in the city, eventually transforming into a lizard-creature.

The Black Doom (Table of Contents: 5)

Commander Rex Clive / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Art Cappello
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Clive; Speed Lansing
Synopsis
The Earth's climate is freezing, caused by the sun's inexplicable, sudden dying. Rex and Speed must solve the mystery. An alien race in the ionic atmosphere is responsible, focusing Black Ray on the capital city of Earth. The aliens are lead by one named Roj, who plans to enslave the Earth and land their space-city for settlement. The aliens require cold that will kill all human life on Earth. Rex rigged up a powerful lamp to attack the light-allergic aliens, blowing up their planetoid before they can use their Black Ray again to destroy the Earth's inhabitants.

Race to the Moon (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico
Inks
Tony Tallarico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A race to the Moon in the future.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Two Worlds
  3. 2. Invasion from Venus
    Commander Rex Clive
  4. 3. Commander Rex Clive and the Twelfth Moon
    Commander Rex Clive
  5. 4. The Uncharted Planet
  6. 5. The Black Doom
    Commander Rex Clive
  7. 6. Race to the Moon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kevin Olson
  • Gene Reed
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
  • James Ludwig
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  • Ramon Schenk