(Winter 1954)

Charlton, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
A Charlton Publication
Editing
Alfred Fago [as Designed by Al Fago Studios]
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Alfred Fago not listed officially as editor, but indicia notes that the book was designed by Al Fago Studios.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Speed-Up! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Eric Bruno; Norman Durocher
Synopsis
The aggressive and ambitious Dr. Eric Bruno, along with his assistant Norman Durocher, creates a microscopic society similar to the Neanderthals of Earth's past. Speeding up the process, Bruno and Durocher watch as the microscopic society develops in a progression nearly identical to that of humanity. Progressing past the atom, hydrogen, and cobalt bombs, Bruno pushes the society to the year 2153. The society is developing the argon bomb. Durocher tries to stop Bruno, but the doctor kills him. Moving to stop the machine before the bomb explodes, Bruno trips over Durocher's body.

Indexer Notes

Writing credits by Martin O'Hearn.

A Fistful of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ned Brovo, Cart Monat, Burt Loog
Synopsis
Astro-Botanist, Ned Brovo, wealthy Carl Monat, and veteran space pilot Burt Loog take a trip to Venus. The purpose is to recover an example of the nearly-extinct Spider Flower of Venus, for which a million dollar reward is promised. Once there, Ned Brovo discovers one, placing it in his lunchbox. Carl Monat discovers this and kills Brovo, taking the lunchbox. Loog thinks it's suspicious, and kills Monat. He returns to Earth to take the credit, but holds onto the Spider Flower. Quite pleased with the moisture in the human body, Loog is killed when the Spider Flower when it grows into him.

Indexer Notes

Writing credits by Martin O'Hearn.

The Thought Space Ship (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Out in Space (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

The Good Old Days (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vann; Lori; Dr. Kron
Synopsis
War threatens Earth in the year 1995. Vann tries to protect Lori, but the pair are separated. Lori returns to the lab of her scientist father who works with Dr. Kron. They escape the planet's demise in a spaceship and head for the planet Mantor, the only planet that can sustain human life. Unfortunately, Mantor is in a primitive dinosaur age with frightening beasts. Creatures similar to pterodactyls and other dinosaurs destroy the party of survivors. This leaves Lori the choice of suicide or existence on a terrifying and deadly planet.

Indexer Notes

Writing credits by Martin O'Hearn.

The Day Fido Sang (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Tony Tallarico ?
Inks
Vince Alascia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Herman Lindsay; Fido; Marion Kent; Ted Kent
Synopsis
Herman Lindsay gives his new dog, Fido, an injection to cause the canine to talk. Fido learns to read and write. Herman tells the dog he is to stay with his friends, Ted and Marion Kent. Fido is to inform Herman of the safe combination and when the Kents are to be out of the house. Fido resists, but Lindsay beats the poor animal into submission with a whip. Lindsay commits the robbery, but upon returning to his apartment with the loot, the police show up to arrest him. They had received an anonymous call from an informant who didn't sound human. Fido keeps quiet as the police lead Herman away.

Indexer Notes

Writing credits by Martin O'Hearn.

Discovery (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Speed-Up!
  3. 2. A Fistful of Doom
  4. 3. The Thought Space Ship
  5. 4. Out in Space
  6. 5. The Good Old Days
  7. 6. The Day Fido Sang
  8. 7. Discovery
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