(September 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; 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

Issue Notes

Only editor listed in the indicia is Alfred Fago. 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
Jason Casan; Clio; Doctor Artuk

All for Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Art Cappello (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jason Casan; Doctor Artuk; Clio
Synopsis
Jason Casan is rescued from his wrecked spaceship when it crash lands on an asteroid named Vulca. His rescuers are the aged Doctor Artuk and the young and beautiful blonde woman named Clio. Clio nurses Jason back to health. Jason and Clio fall in love. Jason cannot repair his ship, and there isn't enough fuel on Vulca to return to Earth. Jason tries to tell Doctor Artuk about the affair. Clio cleaves the doctor's scalp with an axe. Jason escapes with Clio in a small rocket used to send prisoners to Vulca. Her wax skin melts due to the high temperature in the rocket, revealing she is a robot.

Indexer Notes

Writing credits by Martin O'Hearn.

Pet Hate (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Smith
Synopsis
A group of settlers land on the planet Pharisee. They encounter a large predator dubbed a piranosaur attacking a small, cute creature. The expedition leader calls it a winky due to its rapid eye blinking. The colonists attach to their winkies as pets. When the leader's son is killed by a piranosaur, the colonists wipe out the dinosaur-like creatures. This is a mistake as the piranosaurs controlled the winky population. Without any natural predators, the winkies promulgate at an astounding rate and become carnivorous. They wipe out the colonists.

World without Children (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

The Cycle of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Peter Fresno; Hugh Mason; Linda
Synopsis
Peter Fresno and Hugh Mason explore a desolate city on Mars. They discover a museum and a statue. The statue informs them by telepathy that the Martians were wiped out by a deadly red dust. Peter knocks out Mason to use the Martian technology to become artificially evolved. He plans to become the dictator of Earth. He sends Mason as his envoy to deliver his three month ultimatum. Mason leads a newly-created space navy to defeat Fresno. Fresno sends a fleet of robot manned ships to counter the attack.

First Contact (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Inks
Tony Tallarico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Carl Somak; Walter Trask; Henry Stevens; Xarl-Larloc; Zort
Synopsis
Foodie Somak and his friends are taken aboard a spacecraft by aliens called the Denebians. The extra-terrestrials can't survive in the atmosphere. Instead they take the trio along with them to their planet, saying they intend no harm. The three captives are fed lavishly. Soon, they are at a lavish dinner as the main course for the Denebians. Food connoisseur Xarl-Larloc enjoys the rare repast with a fellow Denebian named Zort.

Flower from Pharaoh (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Jon Flyk; Marcus; Julia; Noah; Marek
Synopsis
World War V has ended. The people of Earth-2 in a solar system where they fled to escape the dying sun now face overpopulation. A space station is built. Dr. Flyk returns with a flower from the planet Pharaoh. The botanist Marcus, his wife Julia and their son Noah into the laboratory. They study the plant's survival on Pharaoh. The plant sprouts tentacles and tries to kill Noah. Marcus kills it. Commander Flyk demands the experiments continue. Marcus and Julia are killed by the plant. The plant grows, forcing the station to be abandoned. The plant goes with them to thrive on Earth-2.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. All for Love
  3. 2. Pet Hate
  4. 3. World without Children
  5. 4. The Cycle of Death
  6. 5. First Contact
  7. 6. Flower from Pharaoh
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