(July 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
Alfred Fago
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Only editor listed in indicia is Alfred Fago (info from Gene Reed - 12/13/2010).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lars Kranston; Betty Stone
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Transformation (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lars Kranston; Betty Stone
Synopsis
Anticipating nuclear war that would leave Earth barren of life, Lars Kranston convinces his colleagues to go to Mars. His paramour Betty Stone insists that she go as well. The ship crashes on Mars. Everyone but Lars and Betty are killed, but Lars thinks she died too. Betty wakes up suffering total amnesia. Lars decides to use the supplies that survived the wreck. He manages a complete sex change. The tumultuous situation on Earth dies down. The predicted war never occurs. Betty remembers the journey. She runs Lars, who explains his sex change to a woman. Betty breaks down at the revelation.
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The Doomed Civilization (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Commander Krait; Arn; Dr. Triple; Captain Jer
Synopsis
Commander Krait's crew begins receiving transmissions from an inhabitable planet called X-3-Z. Dr. Triple interprets the message. The message states society living there faces immanent destruction through war. Krait sends ships to stop the senseless destruction. Captain Jer leads a fleet to try to stop the war, but to no avail. The last panel reveals X-3-Z was called Earth by its erstwhile inhabitants.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Simtone Saves the Space Officers (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Officers / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
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Homecoming (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Edmund Cranston; Doctor Corning; Ellis; Major Learner
Synopsis
In the summer of 1953, Edmund Cranston presents his designs for a rocketship to Dr. Corning at a large aircraft corporation. Cranston's only request is to be on the spacecraft maiden voyage to the moon. The ship is completed and crewed by Cranston and Doctor Corning, Ellis, and Major Learner. Once in space, Cranston reveals he is Gord of Mars. He had the craft built to return to Mars after his ship crashed. The men are never heard from again on the Earth, and a dad tells his son that spaceships "wouldn't work". No further development in space travel is pursued following the incident.
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Fateful Fluid (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kryn
Synopsis
When a professor perfects an elixir to transmute all it touches into gold, Kryn uses a "paralyzo ray" to freeze the professor. Kryn takes the potion for his own purposes. He puts some on his hand and turns the wall to gold. It also turns his arm and hand to gold. It continues to turn him into gold. This causes him to clumsily knock a burning hydrogen torch off a table. Its heat melts the gold-man into a golden glob of goo.
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Eternity in Space (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Cappello (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Brown; Dr. Tero; Dr. Orso; Nors; Gri
Synopsis
The Earth-Moon space station is a city floating between the Earth and the Moon. The city is constructed on an artificial wheel. Dr. Tero and Dr. Orso create two synthetic children. One is named Nors, the other Gri. Lars works on a fuel for spaceships. Both plan to win a contest for amazing feats. Gri steals some of the fuel and goes to Saturn. He captures an alien creature on the planet and returns with it. In a competitive mood, Nors takes out a craft Gri is not aware of. Nors takes the craft and begins using it to destroy and rebuild structures in the city. The contest is a tie.
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Invasion (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A Saturnian creature attempts an invasion of Earth. He takes pills to make him diminutive to avoid detection. Before he can return to his normal size, he is attacked and killed by a spider.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Transformation
  3. 2. The Doomed Civilization
  4. 3. Simtone Saves the Space Officers
    Space Officers
  5. 4. Homecoming
  6. 5. Fateful Fluid
  7. 6. Eternity in Space
  8. 7. Invasion
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